Lillian Carter: A Compassionate Life

Lillian Carter: A Compassionate Life

Grant Hayter-Menzies / Nov 13, 2019

Lillian Carter A Compassionate Life Written with the cooperation of President Jimmy Carter and his family this book provides an intimate glimpse inside the life of the woman who as nurse mother and social justice activist in segregate

  • Title: Lillian Carter: A Compassionate Life
  • Author: Grant Hayter-Menzies
  • ISBN: 9780786497195
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Paperback
  • Written with the cooperation of President Jimmy Carter and his family, this book provides an intimate glimpse inside the life of the woman who as nurse, mother and social justice activist in segregated southwest Georgia made a lifelong habit of breaking the rules defining a woman s place in and out of the home and the status of blacks in society As the only white nurseWritten with the cooperation of President Jimmy Carter and his family, this book provides an intimate glimpse inside the life of the woman who as nurse, mother and social justice activist in segregated southwest Georgia made a lifelong habit of breaking the rules defining a woman s place in and out of the home and the status of blacks in society As the only white nurse in her rural community who cared for black families, as a 68 year old Peace Corps Volunteer in 1960s India, as a fearless supporter of civil rights and as a First Mother unlike any other, Lillian Carter showed how individual courage, conviction and compassion can make a difference Drawing on interviews with friends and colleagues, members of the Plains, Georgia, black community, Peace Corps Volunteers who trained with her, White House insiders and key players in the civil rights movement, as well as letters, documents and photographs never before made public, this book captures the essence of the woman the press dubbed Rose Kennedy without the hair dye and First Mother of the world.

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    About "Grant Hayter-Menzies"

      • Grant Hayter-Menzies

        For a decade, Grant Hayter Menzies has specialized in biographies of extraordinary women, publishing the first full length lives of stage and screen stars Charlotte Greenwood and Billie Burke, Chinese American author Princess Der Ling, diarist Sarah Pike Conger, wife of the American ambassador to China and friend to the controversial Empress Dowager Cixi of China, Pauline Benton, the American born master of Chinese shadow theatre, and Lillian Carter, mother of President Jimmy Carter Grant s most recent book is a biography of Rags, the mascot terrier of the First Division in France during WWI, and forthcoming this fall is his biography of Dorothy Brooke, the Englishwoman who in 1930 Cairo, Egypt discovered and saved thousands of elderly and abused warhorses, mules and donkeys abandoned by British forces at the termination of WWI He is now working on a biography of Woo, the Javanese monkey companion of Canadian artist and writer Emily Carr.


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