Book Reviews of An Hour Before Daylight : Memories Of A Rural Boyhood

An Hour Before Daylight : Memories Of A Rural Boyhood
An Hour Before Daylight Memories Of A Rural Boyhood
Author: Jimmy Carter
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ISBN-13: 9780743518079
ISBN-10: 0743518071
Publication Date: 1/1/2001
Pages: 6
Edition: Abridged
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 4 ratings
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Book Type: Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 3
An informitive look into the factors that shaped the life of a great man. Who he played with, what he did as a child, in Plains Georgia,
I enjoyed the book, Paris Hilton would hate it enough said.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was a delightful book. I grew up reading the Little House on the Prairie books, and this is an adult version of southern farm life in the 20th century. I found myself looking for clues as to how a President is shaped from childhood---what training and which values shaped his life. The book is beautiful and entertaining with a strong emphasis on cultural diversity and values. I recommend it highly.
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Helpful Score: 2
Set aside any political opinions and enjoy this book. It is finely written memoir of growing up in the early 20th century on a farm in the south. I discussed it with relatives of mine who grew up on a farm in North Dakota and it was telling their story also. It also shows how one's early experiences shape the adult viewpoint and life direction. Very readable, and has photos of all the people mentioned in the memoir.
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This is one of the most inspiring books I have EVER read. This is a vivid account of growing up in rural Georgia during the Depression. I absolutely love this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Interesting look at growing up in the South.
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Jimmy Carter's a great writer. His young life in Georgia was very interesting.
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In an American story of enduring importance, Jimmy Carter re-creates his Depression-era boyhood on a Georgia farm, before the civil rights movement that changed it and the country.

In what is sure to become a classic, Carter writes about the powerful rhythms of countryside and community. Along the way, he offers an unforgettable portrait of his father, a brilliant farmer and strict segregationist who treated black workers with his own brand of "separate" respect and fairness, and his strong-willed mother, a nurse who cared for all in need -- regardless of their position in the community.

Carter describes the people who shaped his early life, only two of them white: his eccentric relatives who sometimes caused the boy to examine his heritage with dismay; the boyhood friends with whom he hunted and worked the farm, but who could not attend the same school; and the eminent black bishop who refused to come to the Carters' back door but who would stand in the front yard discussing crops and politics with Jimmy's father.

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.

"An Hour Before Daylight" is destined to stand with other timeless works of American literature.

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I like to read books about people who were part of our history. It was interesting to read about Jimmy Carter's boyhood. I especially love to read about our past presidents.
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Very enjoyable account of life during that era and location of America.
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Riveting, beautifully read by Carter himself.
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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 offering of an unforgettable portrait of his father, a brilliant farmer and a strict segregationist who treated black workers with respect and fariness; 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 precdictable 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 class,ic, American story of enduring importance. Taken from jacket cover.
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I enjoyed reading this book. Since I have never lived in the southern US The way of life for the Carter family was interesting to me. This is a quick read, and very enjoyable reading.
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Enjoyed the book. An easy read.
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Good read. Interesting look at President Carter's early life.
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Listening to former President Carter read this abridged (6 hr) version of his autobiography was like having him sitting in the room telling me stories. Very enlightening. It's always amazing to me to listen to the experiences of someone who lived through the Great Depression. Well-written, well-read, and very enjoyable.
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My interest in the this book came out of seeing the movie Argo, but it really wasn't related at all. I was a teenager when Jimmy Carter was president, so I know little of his presidency, but I can see how this boyhood would shape him. It reminded me of the liberties we were allowed when we were young and that the kids of today know nothing about.
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This was a very delightful book about the life of Jimmy Carter. I felt as if I knew him and would love to spend time with him at the kitchen table. Reading about his years growing up was very captivating. I felt this was a very enchanting book. Anyone who wants to know more about the life of Jimmy Carter should definitely indulge in this marvelous book.