Keeping Faith

Memoirs of a President: JIMMY CARTER

Memoirs of a President Once again an all too familiar tale of bloodshed and tragedy in the Middle East dominates the world's news. In Lebanon, foreign soldiers troop the streets of Beirut in hopes of keeping that country's feuding factions from one another's throats. In Israel, a nation shaken by the question of its culpability, by omission or commission, for the massacre of Palestinians in Beirut, Prime Minister Menachem Begin faces the greatest challenge yet to his five-year rule. Against this backdrop, TIME begins excerpting on the following pages the memoirs of an American President, who, as he writes, "spent more...

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