Thorndike Press

His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, a Life

  • Jonathan Alter
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  • ISBN-10: 1432884522
  • ISBN-13: 9781432884529
  • DDC: B
  • Shipping Weight: 3.25 lbs ( 1.47 kgs)
  • 1167 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released December 2020

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A New York Times Bestselling Author

Jonathan Alter tells the epic story of an enigmatic man of faith and his improbable journey from barefoot boy to global icon. Alter paints an intimate and surprising portrait of the only president since Thomas Jefferson who can fairly be called a Renaissance Man, a complex figure — ridiculed and later revered — with a piercing intelligence, prickly intensity, and biting wit beneath the patented smile. Here is a moral exemplar for our times, an underrated president of decency and vision who was committed to telling the truth. His Very Best will change our understanding of perhaps the most misunderstood president in American history.


Customer Reviews

“A sweeping, meticulously-researched biography . . . [His Very Best] is an illuminating and persuasive reevaluation of Carter’s legacy.”

— Publishers Weekly

“In unfolding his carefully researched narrative, Alter portrays Carter as far more successful in his labors as chief executive than is generally acknowledged. A balanced and complete portrait.”

— Booklist

“Students of recent presidential and world history will find Alter’s anecdotally rich narrative immensely rewarding.”

— Kirkus Reviews