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Talking Peace: A Vision for the Next Generation

Talking Peace: A Vision for the Next Generation

by Jimmy Carter

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Discusses the various factors involved in peace negotiations and conflict resolution, examining such elements as the living conditions of citizens in peacetime and wartime and the effect of international relations on innocent citizens.


Discusses the various factors involved in peace negotiations and conflict resolution, examining such elements as the living conditions of citizens in peacetime and wartime and the effect of international relations on innocent citizens.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Jimmy Carter continues his call to peace with the newly revised edition of his widely acclaimed Talking Peace: A Vision for the Next Generation, originally published in 1993. In addition to updating previous discussions, the former President has written new sections about conflicts in Bosnia, Haiti, Korea and Sudan (Dutton, $18.99 ISBN 0-525-45517-5; Puffin, $5.99 paper ISBN 0-14-037440-X Nov.).
The ALAN Review - Jeffrey Kaplan
When I first received Jimmy Carter's book Talking Peace, a tingle went up and down my spine. I have long admired America's "Prince of Peace" and have watched with awe his rise from school board member to President. His tale is the stuff that dreams are made of, but I was unsure if his life and times would make compelling reading to today's teenagers. If you hadn't lived "as an adult" through the signing of the Camp David Peace Accords, why would you care? But care you do. In plain spoken passages, Carter writes of how he and his associates executed some of America's most daring peace missions, including his recent work in Hati, Korea, Bosnia, and Sudan. Written in a "first-person-I-am-going-to-assume-you-know-nothing" voice, President Carter's book speaks to young adults about what it is like to be President and wage a "war of peace" in a turbulent universe. His behind-the-scenes look and clearly defined vision for a better tomorrow make for absorbing reading and a perfect supplement for a unit on the topic of "war and peace." A must read for political junkies and young people.
Children's Literature - Tim Whitney
This book explains in great detail the conflict that exists around the world today and the steps necessary to bring peace and a better standard of living in all corners of the globe. Mr. Carter directly addresses young people in the text, but never talks down to them. The book is filled with his personal experiences in peacemaking during his presidency and his subsequent work as chairman of the Carter Center, a nonpartisan public-policy organization that he and wife Rosalynn founded in 1982. Revised and updated in 1995, this edition is current, including recent peace missions to Haiti, Korea, Bosnia, and Sudan. At the end, Mr. Carter encourages young people to make peace in their own world and provides suggestions for ways to get involved. 1995 (orig.
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-Carter encourages young people to work for world peace by improving human rights, civil liberties, environmental protection, and aid for the impoverished and overburdened. He draws on his own experiences a great deal, writing in detail about the Camp David agreement and describing some of the numerous projects he and the Carter Center workers have undertaken around the globe. This new edition of the 1993 title (Dutton) updates events in some of the war-torn areas Carter discussed previously, and includes a chapter about his peace missions to Korea, Haiti, Bosnia, and Sudan. He provides plenty of background information and defines terms as needed. While he makes an effort to place his beliefs and actions in his best possible light, he freely admits that some missions did not work as well as planned. Charts, tables, and maps provide additional details and information. Black-and-white photographs are placed in a separate section and add virtually nothing to the text. This book shows that a determined, committed individual can make a difference and, with its specific suggestions for ways to become involved, it will appeal to young people who are interested in promoting peace.-Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO

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Penguin Publishing Group
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6.28(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.89(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Jimmy Carter was the thirty-ninth President of the United States, serving from 1977 to 1981. In 1982, he and his wife founded The Carter Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people around the world. Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. He is the author of over two-dozen books, including An Hour Before Daylight; Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid and Our Endangered Values. He lives in Plains, Georgia.

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