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An Hour Before Daylight: Memories of a Rural Boyhood
An Hour Before Daylight Memories of a Rural Boyhood
Author: Jimmy Carter
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, o...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743211994
ISBN-10: 0743211995
Publication Date: 10/16/2001
Pages: 288
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3.8 stars, based on 49 ratings
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Book Type: Paperback
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doctorslime avatar reviewed An Hour Before Daylight: Memories of a Rural Boyhood on + 241 more book reviews
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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.
nascargal avatar reviewed An Hour Before Daylight: Memories of a Rural Boyhood on + 352 more book reviews
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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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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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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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Interesting look at growing up in the South.
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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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