An Hour Before Daylight: Memories of a Rural Boyhood



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In An Hour Before Daylight, Jimmy Carter, bestselling author of Living Faith and Sources of Strength, recreates his Depression-era boyhood on a Georgia farm before the civil rights movement forever changed it and the country.

Carter writes about the powerful rhythms of countryside and community in a sharecropping economy, offering an unforgettable portrait of his father, a brilliant farmer and a strict segregationist who treated black workers with respect and fairness; his strong-willed and well-read mother; and the five other people who shaped his early life, three of whom were black.

Carter's clean and eloquent prose evokes a time when the cycles of life were predictable and simple and the rules were heartbreaking and complex. In his singular voice and with a novelist's gift for detail, Jimmy Carter creates a sensitive portrait of an era that shaped the nation and recounts a classic, American story of enduring importance.


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An Hour Before Daylight: Memories of a Rural Boyhood

Author: Jimmy Carter

ISBN: 0743211995

ISBN 13: 9780743211994

Publication Date: October 16, 2001

Publisher: Simon Schuster

Pages: 288

Format: Paperback

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