Brattleboro Literary Festival Brattleboro Literary Festival

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Jimmy Carter, A Life
Jonathan Alter
Jonathan Alter
His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, A Life.
Megan Mayhew Bergman
Megan Mayhew Bergman
Almost Famous Women

From one of America’s most-respected journalists and modern historians comes His Very Best, Jimmy Carter, A Life, the first full-length biography of Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth president of the United States and Nobel Prize–winning humanitarian. 

Jonathan Alter tells the epic story of an enigmatic man of faith and his improbable journey from barefoot boy to global icon. Alter paints an intimate and surprising portrait of the only president since Thomas Jefferson who can fairly be called a Renaissance Man, a complex figure—ridiculed and later revered—with a piercing intelligence, prickly intensity, and biting wit beneath the patented smile. 

Alter will be in conversation with author Megan Mayhew Bergman, who has written about Jimmy Carter and his legacy for the Guardian.