Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter
Power and Human Rights, 1975-2020
E. Stanly Godbold, Jr.
Reviews and Awards
"Although the Carters are the rare presidential couple to admit and value the wife's role in her husband's success, E. Stanly Godbold, Jr. is the first to document how extensively Rosalynn figured in Jimmy's presidency and in the remarkable accomplishments of his post-presidency. Even readers who think they know the Carter record well will find much to savor in this captivating, carefully researched account." -- Betty Boyd Caroli, author of Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage that Made a President
"The second volume of this wonderful, deeply researched, and eminently fair dual biography of the Carters invaluably illuminates their remarkable presidency, post-presidency, and partnership." -- Laura Kalman, University of California, Santa Barbara
"E. Stanly Godbold's exhaustively researched account of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, beginning with his unlikely campaign for the presidency, explores their personal and their political lives, capturing the sometimes-awkward balance between Jimmy Carter's deep moral compass and his fierce political ambition. No other study of the 39th President has more fully explored the critical role of his wife, Rosalynn, whose ability to capture the mood of Main Street Americans made her an invaluable partner in his presidency and in the years after he left the White House." -- Dan Carter, University of South Carolina
"Jimmy Carter, now our oldest former president, is also the president with the longest marriage in US history. Throughout their lives together, Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter have been hard working and sincere. They have been devoted to idealistic ambitions—and each other. E. Stanly Godbold, Jr. explores their relationship and its consequences for the nation and the world. His book will hold an important place in the collection of new volumes that revisit and revise the controversial and complicated Carter legacy." -- Robert A. Strong, author of Working in the World: Jimmy Carter and the Making of American Foreign Policy