Jimmy Carter: This Is My Place

Alone in Plains with Rosalynn, his word processor and his woodshop

"People keep telling me there's no way an ex-President can go back and live in Plains, Georgia. They don't understand Jimmy Carter."

—Charles Kirbo, Carter's lawyer and closest friend, in January 1981

Even at noon, the small brick ranch house was strangely quiet and dimly lit. Out of the silence, a soft voice offered a greeting. Jimmy Carter looked unchanged from the White House days, although perhaps a bit less imposing in heavy blue jeans, black boots and a long-sleeved flannel shirt. He had been...

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