A Government as Good as Its People

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Jimmy Carter
248 pages
978-1-55728-398-6 (paper)
978-1-61075-170-4 (ebook)
May 1996


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A Government as Good as Its People, first published in 1977, presents sixty-two of the most notable public statements made by President Carter on his way to the White House. Formal speeches, news conferences, informal remarks made at gatherings, interviews, and excerpts from debates give a vivid glimpse into the issues of the time and the deeply held convictions of Jimmy Carter.

Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth president of the United States, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his time as president and his work through the Carter Center, which seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health around the world.

The seven works in the Carter Collection from the University of Arkansas Press showcase President Jimmy Carter’s lifelong relationship with writing and scholarship. These books range from commentary on Middle East politics to tales of outdoor adventure and, with First Lady Rosalynn Carter, reflections on life post-presidency. A longtime supporter of university presses, President Carter’s emphasis on high academic standards and critical thought are evident throughout these pages.

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