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Books by and about 2012 presidential nominees
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
Turnaround
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

Book Reviews

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Keeping Faith
Memoirs of a President
,
by Jimmy Carter



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Click here for 19 full quotes from Jimmy Carter in the book Keeping Faith.
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OnTheIssues.org BOOK REVIEW:

This book is Jimmy Carter's memoir -- or one of his memoirs (several others are linked at the bottom of this page). In this one, Carter reviews his presidency by post-presidential commentary (published January 2007) on his actual diary notes during his presidency and governorship. Carter selects excerpts from his presidential diary that he kept while in office, and then for each one comments in more detail about its context, and what happened afterwards. An interesting method for historians, and also for voters.

-- Jesse Gordon, OnTheIssues editor-in-chief, June 2012
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Energy & Oil
    Proposed Energy Dept. to share sacrifices of rising prices.
    Passed energy policy of some decontrol & some regulation.
Environment
    Established "Superfund" to clean up toxic waste sites.
Foreign Policy
    End CIA lies; dedicate US to basic human rights & integrity.
    Panama: New treaty on canal was needed.
    Deal with Taiwan, China & USSR separately, despite pressure.
    Move toward normalization with China, slowly & incrementally.
    Push USSR to allow reunification of Jewish emigre families.
    Use the weapon of human rights in peaceful struggle.
    Abuse of human rights still serious problem in many lands.
Government Reform
    Deregulate banks & airlines; get rid of excessive regulation.
Health Care
    National health insurance addresses gross inequities on poor.
    Lost to lobbyists on hospital-cost containment law.
Homeland Security
    B-1 bomber was a gross waste of money.
    Urged deployment of neutron bombs in NATO's Europe.
Principles & Values
    To Southerners, presidency represented political redemption.
    Withdrew from Moscow Olympics to protest Afghan invasion.
Tax Reform
    Congress uses tax law as goodies for special interests.
Technology
    Vetoed nuclear breeder reactors but supported research.


The above quotations are from Keeping Faith
Memoirs of a President
,
by Jimmy Carter.

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