Atlanta: The Right Kind of Courage

Atlanta: The Right Kind of Courage

by Jimmy Carter
     
 

"When I was growing up on a peanut farm in Plains during the Great Depression, I saw Atlanta as an exciting, mysterious place." Former President Jimmy Carter's childhood memories of one of the South's grandest cities serve as the backdrop for his introduction to Atlanta: The Right Kind of Courage. Having spent a lifetime helping to build the city into an

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"When I was growing up on a peanut farm in Plains during the Great Depression, I saw Atlanta as an exciting, mysterious place." Former President Jimmy Carter's childhood memories of one of the South's grandest cities serve as the backdrop for his introduction to Atlanta: The Right Kind of Courage. Having spent a lifetime helping to build the city into an essential and influential community, Carter has firsthand knowledge of what makes Atlanta tick. Through a narrative of the origins of his world-renowned Carter Center and his inspirational The Atlanta Project, Carter gives readers a glimpse into the city's quest for vitality.

Aided by hundreds of full-color images from the area'' finest photographers, Carter reveals the humanitarian heart of his adopted hometown. Perhaps, he says, nothing demonstrated the soul of Atlanta better than the Centennial Olympic Games: "The city's spirit of international cooperation and friendship surely will serve as a high standard for future host cities. Now, others have begun to see us as we see ourselves - as an international city and world in sports, commerce, and global leadership."

From the Atlanta Braves to stately Stone Mountain, Atlanta is a place of numerous wonders. Above all, it is a city that treasures its citizens, and one that works endlessly to provide a peaceful and graceful atmosphere in which to live. As Carter eloquently surmises, "While no one can cure society's ills, Atlanta has decided that the only real failure is to stop trying."

And Atlanta - through the right kind of courage and perseverance - will never stop trying.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781881096733
Publisher:
Towery Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Series:
Urban Tapestry Series
Pages:
255
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x (d)

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