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A History of Georgia

A History of Georgia( )
Contribution by: Coleman, Kenneth
Bartley, Numan V.
Boney, F. N.
Spalding, Phinizy
Holmes, William
Wynes, Charles
Editor: Coleman, Kenneth
Foreword by: Carter, Jimmy
ISBN:978-0-8203-1269-9
Publication Date:Feb 1991
Publisher:University of Georgia Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $49.50
Book Description:

First published in 1977, A History of Georgia has become the standard history of the state. Documenting events from the earliest discoveries by the Spanish to the rapid changes the state has undergone with the civil rights era, the book gives broad coverage to the state's social, political, economic, and cultural history.

Book Details
Pages:480
Detailed Subjects: History / United States / State & Local / South (Al, Ar, Fl, Ga, Ky, La, Ms, Nc, Sc, Tn, Va, Wv)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.24 x 23.178 x 3.505 cm
Book Weight:0.727 Kilograms
Author Biography
(Contribution by)
James Earl Carter Jr. was born on October 1, 1924 in Plains, Georgia. He graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in 1946, and spent seven years as an officer in the Navy.

When his term was over, Carter returned to Plains and began his career in politics at the state level in 1962. In 1970, he was elected Governor of Georgia and six years later announced his candidacy for the Presidency. Carter campaigned against Gerald Ford and eventually won with 297 electoral votes, becoming the 39th President of the United States.

As President, Carter established a National Energy Policy, expanded the National Park System and created the Department of Education. He was also instrumental in the Camp David Agreement of 1978, which helped to bring peace between Egypt and Israel. Carter established full diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China and completed negotiations of the SALT II Nuclear Limitations Treaty with the Soviet Union.

Upon completion of his term as President, he founded the Carter Center in Atlanta, a non-profit organization that works to prevent and resolve conflict and to enhance freedom and democracy around the world. In 2002, Carter received the Nobel Peace Prize. He has written several books including An Hour Before Daylight; Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, Our Endangered Values, A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety, and Faith: A Journey for All.

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