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Call to Action: President Jimmy Carter Sept. 22, 2014 | 5 p.m. | Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse

President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, will kick-off the 2014-15 Diversity Lecture Series. Mr. and Mrs. Carter will discuss human rights, racial diversity and social justice.

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A Call to Action - Jimmy Carter
Call Number: Circulating 323.34 C245
ISBN: 9781476773957
Publication Date: 2014-03-25
"The world's discrimination and violence against women and girls is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: This is President Jimmy Carter's call to action. President Carter was encouraged to write this book by a wide coalition of leaders of all faiths. His urgent report covers a system of discrimination that extends to every nation. Women are deprived of equal opportunity in wealthier nations and "owned" by men in others, forced to suffer servitude, child marriage, and genital cutting. The most vulnerable, along with their children, are trapped in war and violence. A Call to Action addresses the suffering inflicted upon women by a false interpretation of carefully selected religious texts and a growing tolerance of violence and warfare. Key verses are often omitted or quoted out of context by male religious leaders to exalt the status of men and exclude women. And in nations that accept or even glorify violence, this perceived inequality becomes the basis for abuse. President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, have visited 145 countries, and The Carter Center has had active projects in more than half of them. Around the world, they have seen inequality rising rapidly with each passing decade. This is true in both rich and poor countries, and among the citizens within them. Carter draws upon his own experiences and the testimony of courageous women from all regions and all major religions to demonstrate that women around the world, more than half of all human beings, are being denied equal rights. This is an informed and passionate charge about a devastating effect on economic prosperity and unconscionable human suffering. It affects us all."

 

Rosalynn Carter

 

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Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter - E. Stanly Godbold
Call Number: e-book - multiple user license
ISBN: 9780199753444
Publication Date: 2010-11-07
Covering their lives from childhood to the end of the Georgia governorship, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter is one of the few major biographies of an American president that pays significant attention to the First Lady. So deeply were their lives and aspirations intertwined, a close friend once remarked: "You can't really understand Jimmy Carter unless you know Rosalynn."

 

Multimedia

Ford/Carter debates, September, 1976 - WGVU-TV
Call Number: AV 324.973 F752 VHS
Publication Date: 1976

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Jimmy Carter: American Experience - PBS
Call Number: streaming video
Publication Date: 2006

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We the People: the President and the Constitution. - Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution and the Trust for the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution
Call Number: AV 973.924 W531 (4 VHS)
Publication Date: 1992
A series of four one-hour interviews with Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter and Regan on the subject of the Presidency.

 

Carter Presidency

 

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American Inaugurals - Kristen Woronoff
Call Number: e-book - multiple user license
ISBN: 1567115845
Publication Date: 2002-04-01
Get a unique glimpse into our nation's history as you read the speeches of America's greatest leaders, exactly as they were delivered.

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Gift of Peace - The Jimmy Carter Story - Elizabeth Raum
Call Number: Juvenile 921 C2457r
ISBN: 9780310727569
Publication Date: 2011-09-10
This children's book was written by Betty Raum, a former GRCC librarian.

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Jimmy Carter's Economy - W. Carl Biven
Call Number: e-book - multiple user license - also available in print
ISBN: 080782738X
Publication Date: 2002-10-14
The massive inflation and oil crisis of the 1970s damaged Jimmy Carter's presidency. Carl Biven traces how the Carter administration developed and implemented economic policy amid multiple crises and explores how a combination of factors beyond the administration's control came to dictate a new paradigm of Democratic Party politics.

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Outsider in the White House - Betty Glad
Call Number: e-book - multiple user license
ISBN: 9780801448157
Publication Date: 2009-11-05
Jimmy Carter entered the White House with a desire for a collegial staff that would aid his foreign-policy decision making. He wound up with a "team of rivals" who contended for influence and who fought over his every move regarding relations with the USSR, the Peoples' Republic of China, arms control, and other crucial foreign-policy issues.

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Presidents Club - Nancy Gibbs; Michael Duffy
Call Number: Circulating 973.92 G353
ISBN: 9781439127704
Publication Date: 2012-04-17
"The Presidents Club, established at Dwight Eisenhower's inauguration by Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover, is a complicated place: its members are bound forever by the experience of the Oval Office and yet are eternal rivals for history's favor. Among their secrets: .... How Jerry Ford and Jimmy Carter turned a deep enmity into an alliance."

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Prophet from Plains - Frye Gaillard; David C. Carter (Foreword by)
Call Number: e-book - multiple user license
ISBN: 9780820329147
Publication Date: 2007-10-15
Prophet from Plains covers Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter's major achievements and setbacks in light of what has been at once his greatest asset and his greatest flaw: his stubborn, faith-driven integrity.

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Unfinished Presidency - Douglas Brinkley
Call Number: Circulating 921 C2457u
ISBN: 067088006X
Publication Date: 1998-05-01
It is not a stretch to argue that history will remember Jimmy Carter for his post-presidential works long after his tenure in the White House has been forgotten. But as Douglas Brinkley points out in this absorbing study, it took such presidential accomplishments as human rights advocacy, the Camp David Accords, and the Panama Canal Treaties to give Carter the international moral credibility to refashion himself as the global peacemaker. Although his is an unauthorized biography, Brinkley has had unique and intimate access to the former President - traveling with him to meet Simon Peres in Israel and Jean-Bertrand Arisitide in Haiti, spending hours interviewing him at home in Georgia, and being allowed exclusive access to the post-presidential papers, including Carter's correspondence with fellow world leaders Mikhail Gorbachev, Deng Xiaoping, Margaret Thatcher, and Oscar Arias.

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