Jimmy Carter: Prophet from Plains

FRI, OCT 24, 2008 (1:02:20)

Frye Gaillard explores the legacy of former President Jimmy Carter in his new book, Prophet from Plains. Frye Gaillard, a writer of Southern culture and politics, assesses the life and work of Carter through his stubborn, faith-driven integrity, which is at once his greatest asset and most serious flaw. Among 20 other books that Gaillard has written is Cradle of Freedom, winner of the Lillian Smith Award.

+ BIO: Frye Gaillard

Frye Gaillard, a native of Mobile, Alabama, is a graduate of Vanderbilt University. He has been editor of Race Relations Reporter and southern editor of the Charlotte Observer. His work has appeared in many national publications, and he is the author of nearly a dozen other books, including Southern Voices, The Dream Long Deferred, As Long As the Waters Flow, If I Were A Carpenter, and The Heart of Dixie. He has taught at Queens College and lives near Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife, Nancy, who worked with him in researching this books.

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