Jimmy Carter Library & Museum
Carter's presidential library, located in Atlanta, Georgia, features online documents and photographs, including Carter's daily diary from 1977 to 1981. The site also presents selected presidential speeches.
Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
The National Park Service administers the Carter National Historic Site in Plains, Georgia. The site includes Carter's residence, his boyhood school, family farm, and the railroad depot where he headquartered his 1976 presidential campaign.
1976 Man of the Year: Jimmy Carter
Time magazine named Carter its 1976 Man of the Year.
The Carter Center
The website for this non-profit, non-governmental organization presents more information on the Carters' post-presidential activities.
Visit the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Web site on President Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter's nemesis in 1980.
Shattered Dreams of Peace
The PBS news documentary program, Frontline, examines the frustrating quest for peace in the Middle East from 1993 to 2002.
The U.S. and Middle East Peace
The U.S. State Department's International Information Program presents background information on America's involvement in the Middle East peace process. The site includes a detailed chronology of events from Camp David to the present, as well as the complete text of the Camp David Accords.
Israel and the Palestinians: Key Maps
BBC News Online presents a series of historical maps illustrating the conflict over land in the Middle East.
Held Hostage in Iran: A First Tour Like No Other
Former CIA agent William J. Daugherty wrote this memoir of his 444 days held hostage in Iran during the Carter administration.
Desert One: A Mission of Hope Turned Tragic
In April 2001, the Air Force's Airman magazine looked back at the failed hostage rescue attempt in Iran. The article includes a map of the attempted rescue and an interview with a survivor of the fiery disaster.
20 Years After the Hostages
The National Security Archive at George Washington University publishes an electronic briefing book of declassified national security documents on U.S.-Iran relations.
The Guinea Worm Eradication Effort: Lessons for the Future
In a 1998 article, Dr. Donald Hopkins of the Carter Center describes the campaigm to eradicate Guinea worm disease, and explores its implications for eradicating other diseases in the future.
Peanuts: Georgia Agricultural Resources
Learn about peanuts, the official state crop of Georgia.
A Photo Dossier on Sharecropping
The University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)'s Modern American Poetry Web site presents background information on poet Sterling A. Brown, including photographs of sharecroppers. The site also features an essay, with bibliography, that describes the practice of sharecropping and mentions writers, such as Alice Walker, who have explored the subject. When Jimmy Carter was a boy, his family ran their farm with tenant farmers.
Abrahamian, Ervand. Khomeinism: Essays on the Islamic Republic. Berkeley: University of California, 1993.
Agee, James. Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1988, 1969.
Anderson, Patrick. Electing Jimmy Carter -- The Campaign of 1976. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1994.
Anderson, William. The Wild Man from Sugar Creek: The Political Career of Eugene Talmadge. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1975.
Bourne, Peter. Jimmy Carter: A Comprehensive Biography from Plains to Post Presidency. New York: Scribner, 1997.
Brinkley, Douglas. The Unfinished Presidency: Jimmy Carter's Journey Beyond the White House. New York: Viking, 1998.
Broder, David S. Changing of the Guard: Power and Leadership in America. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1980.
Brzezinski, Zbigniew. Power and Principle. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1985.
Carter, Dan T. From George Wallace to Newt Gingrich. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1996.
Carter, Hugh. Cousin Beedie and Cousin Hot: My Life with the Carter Family of Plains, Georgia. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1978.
Carter, Jimmy. Always A Reckoning. New York: Times Books, 1995.
----. The Blood of Abraham. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1993.
----. An Hour Before Daylight. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001.
----. Keeping the Faith. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1995.
----. Living Faith. New York: Times Books, 1996.
----. The Spiritual Journey of Jimmy Carter, In His Own Words. Edited by Wesley G. Pippert. New York: Macmillan, 1978.
----. Turning Point: A Candidate, a State and a Nation Come of Age. New York: Times Books, 1992.
----. Why Not the Best? Nashville: Broadman Press, 1975.
Carter, Jimmy and Rosalynn. Everything to Gain: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life. New York: Random House, 1987.
Carter, Rosalynn. First Lady from the Plains. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1984.
Congressional Quarterly, Inc. Candidates '76.Washington: Congressional Quarterly, 1976.
----. Candidates '80.Washington: Congressional Quarterly, 1980.
----. President Carter 1980. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc., 1981.
Cook, James F. Carl Sanders: Spokesman of the New South. Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, 1993.
Dayan, Moshe. Breakthrough: A Personal Account of the Egypt-Israel Peace Negotiations. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981.
Diggins, John P. The Lost Soul of American Politics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986, 1984.
Drew, Elizabeth. Portrait of an Election. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1981.
Dumbrell, John. The Carter Presidency: A Re-evaluation. Manchester, UK; New York: Manchester University Press. Distributed in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, 1995.
Farrell, John A. Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century. Boston: Little, Brown, 2001.
Fink, Gary. Prelude to the Presidency. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1980.
----. The Carter Presidency: Policy Choices in the Post-New Deal Era. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998.
Fraser, Jonathan, and Janet Moore, eds. Campaign for President -- The Managers Look at '76. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Ballinger Publishing Co., 1977.
Gardner, Carl. Andrew Young -- A Biography. New York: Drake, 1978.
Garthoff, Raymond L. Detente and Confrontation: American-Soviet Relations from Nixon to Reagan. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution, 1985.
Germond, Jack. Blue Smoke and Mirrors. New York: Viking, 1981.
Gillon, Steven. The Democrats' Dilemma: Walter F. Mondale and the Liberal Legacy. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992.
Glad, Betty. Jimmy Carter: In Search of the Great White House. New York: W. W. Norton, 1980.
Greenstein, Fred I. Leadership in the Modern Presidency. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1988.
Hargrove, Erwin C. Jimmy Carter as President: Leadership and the Politics of the Public Good. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1988.
----. The President as Leader: Appealing to the Better Angels of Our Nature. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998.
Hargrove, Erwin C. and Michael Nelson. Presidents, Politics and Policy. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984.
Hodgson, Godfrey. The Gentleman from New York: Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
Hurwitz, Harry Zvi. Begin: A Portrait. Washington, D.C.: B'nai B'rith Books, 1994.
Huyser, Gen. Robert E. Mission to Tehran. London: André Deutsch, 1986.
Hyatt, Richard. The Carters of Plains. Huntsville, Alabama: Strode Publishers, 1977.
Johnson, Haynes. In the Absence of Power. New York: Viking Press, 1980.
Jones, Bartlett C. Flawed Triumphs: Andy Young at the United Nations. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 1996.
Jones, Charles O. Passages to the Presidency: From Campaigning to Governing. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 1998.
----. The Trusteeship Presidency: Jimmy Carter and the United States Congress. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1988.
Jordan, Hamilton. Crisis, The Last Year of the Carter Presidency. New York: Putnam, 1982.
Kaufman, Burton I. The Presidency of James Earl Carter. Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 1993.
Lance, Bert, with Bill Gilbert. The Truth of the Matter: My Life In and Out of Politics. New York: Summit Books, 1991.
Lasch, Christopher. The Culture of Narcissism. New York: Warner Books, 1979.
Logue, Calvin McLeod. Eugene Talmadge: Rhetoric and Response. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989.
Maddox, Lester. Speaking Out: The Autobiography of Lester Garfield Maddox. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1975.
Mazlish, Bruce and Edward Diamond. Jimmy Carter: An Interpretive Biography. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1979.
Miller, William Lee. Yankee from Georgia, The Emergence of Jimmy Carter. New York: Times Books, 1978.
Moore, Jonathan. The Campaign for President, 1980 in Retrospect. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Ballinger Publishing Co., 1981.
Morris, Kenneth E. Jimmy Carter -- American Moralist. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1996.
Muravchik, Joshua. The Uncertain Crusade: Jimmy Carter and the Dilemmas of Human Rights Policy. Lanham, Maryland: Hamilton Press, 1986.
Nelson, W. Dale. The President Is at Camp David. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, 1995.
Niebuhr, Reinhold. Moral Man and Immoral Society. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001.
----. Reinhold Niebuhr On Politics. Edited by Harry Davis and Robert Good. New York: Scribner, 1960.
O'Neill, Tip, and Novak, William. Man of the House: the Life and Political Memories of Speaker Tip O'Neill. New York: Random House, 1987.
Powell, Jody. The Other Side of the Story. New York: Morrow, 1984.
Quandt, William. Peace Process: American Diplomacy and the Arab-Israeli Conflict Since 1967. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press; Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001.
Ribuffo, Leo P. Right, Center, Left: Essays in American History. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1992.
Rockwell, Theodore. The Rickover Effect. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1992.
Rosenbaum, Herbert D., and Alexej Ugrinsky, eds. The Presidency and Domestic Policies of Jimmy Carter. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1994.
Sadat, Anwar. In Search of Identity. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 1977, 1978.
Sadat, Jehan. A Woman of Egypt. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd., 1987.
Safire, William. Safire's Washington. New York: Times Books, 1980.
Sakharov, Andrei. Andrei Sakharov: Memoirs. London: Hutchinson, 1990.
Schram, Martin. Running for President 1976 -- The Carter Campaign. New York: Stein and Day, 1977.
Schulman, Bruce J. The Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Society and Politics. New York: Free Press, 2001.
Short, Bob. Everything is Pickrick: The Life of Lester Maddox. Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, 1999.
Sick, Gary. October Surprise: America's Hostages in Iran and the Election of Ronald Reagan. New York: Times Books/Random House, 1991.
Sick, Gary. All Fall Down: America's Tragic Encounter with Iran. New York: Penguin Books, 1986.
Skidmore, David. Reversing Course: Carter's Foreign Policy, Domestic Politics, and the Failure of Reform. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 1996.
Smith, Gaddis. Morality, Reason & Power, American Diplomacy in the Carter Years. New York: Hill and Wang, 1986.
Stacks, John F. Watershed, The Campaign for the Presidency, 1980. New York: Times Books, 1981.
Stapleton, Ruth Carter. The Gift of Inner Healing. Waco, Texas: Word Books, 1976.
Strong, Robert. Working in the World: Jimmy Carter and the Making of American Foreign Policy. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2000.
Stroud, Kandy. How Jimmy Won. New York: Morrow, 1977.
Troester, Rod. Jimmy Carter as Peacemaker: A Post-Presidential Biography. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 1996.
Vance, Cyrus. Hard Choices: Critical Years in America's Foreign Policy. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1983.
Weizman, Ezer. The Battle for Peace. New York: Bantam Books, 1981.
Will, George F. The Pursuit of Happiness and Other Sobering Thoughts. New York: Harper & Row, 1978.
----. The Pursuit of Virtue and Other Tory Notions. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1982.
Winik, Jay. On the Brink. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.
Woodruff, Judy. This is Judy Woodruff at the White House. Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1982.
Wooten, James. Dasher: The Roots and the Rising of Jimmy Carter. New York: Summit Books, 1978.
Wright, Robin. In the Name of God, The Khomeini Decade. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1989.
Young, Andrew. A Way Out of No Way: The Spiritual Memoirs of Andrew Young. Nashville, Tennessee: T. Nelson Publishers, 1994.
My American Experience
Who was your favorite 20th-century American president? Was it FDR? Kennedy? Reagan? Or one of the other 14 men who helped usher the United Sates through the 1900s? Who do you think was the most influential?