An Hour Before Daylight : Memoirs of a Rural Boyhood by Jimmy Carter Paperback Book


Rent An Hour Before Daylight : Memoirs of a Rural Boyhood

Author: Jimmy Carter

Format: Quality Paperback, Abridged-CD

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Published: Oct 2001

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Childhood Memoir

Retail Price: $17.00

Pages: 288


In An Hour Before Daylight, Jimmy Carter, bestselling author of Living Faith and Sources of Strength, re-creates his Depression-era boyhood on a Georgia farm before the civil rights movement forever changed it and the country. Carter writes about the powerful rhythms of countryside and community in a sharecropping economy, offering an unforgettable portrait of his father, a brilliant farmer and a strict segregationist who treated black workers with respect and fairness; his strong-willed and well-read mother; and the five other people who shaped his early life, three of whom were black.

Carter's clean and eloquent prose evokes a time when the cycles of life were predictable and simple and the rules were heartbreaking and complex. In his singular voice and with a novelist's gift for detail, Jimmy Carter creates a sensitive portrait of an era that shaped the nation and recounts a classic, American story of enduring importance.

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