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This is Jimmy Carter's 2002 Nobel Peace Prize "for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development."-Wikipedia
Some things I learned while visiting his old high school, town and boyhood farm:
1. Jimmy Carter graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1946, 60th out 820 in his class
2. Carter is the longest retired president, the first to live 45 years after his inauguration and the first to reach 95 years
3. Carter was the first president to be born in a hospital
4. Carter became a landlord by the age of 13 after purchasing a home by buying and selling cotton at a profit
5. Jimmy and his 3 siblings grew up without running water
6. Jimmy, his wife Roslyn and their 3 sons lived in subsidized housing in Plains, GA for a year
7. Jimmy Carter was personal friends with Elvis Presley
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And Henry Ford 🚗
Hands down, best docuseries I've ever watched.... except for *maybe* Nat Geo's Deadliest Dozen series. 🐍
I am fairly sceptical about authors who claim to have found ‘new’ material, and so much has been written on the Brontes recently – not least by this author – that I wondered if there was anything new to be said when I heard that this book was coming out to mark the 200th anniversary of Anne Brontes birth.
The blurb on the back of the book claims it offer the reader ‘what may be the last words Anne Bronte ever wrote’ (I am always more receptive to authors who acknowledge uncertainty) and so I was intrigued enough to pre order.
The first half of this book gives us a, by now well established, biography of Anne Bronte. There is little new here but it’s a story Nick Holland tells well and with passion.
The second half of however is where the real interest for me lay. This is divided into two sections, one that deals with the possibility that Anne wrote a final essay, her ‘last words’ after Emily’s death but before her own. The other contains snippets of recollections and memories from those that lived in Haworth and knew/met the Brontes.
These chapters were fascinating and offered a new perspective on both Anne and her family in general. I’d encountered some of the reference before in my own research but I loved reading them all together as part of a coherent narrative.
As to the ‘last words’ they are reprinted in full here and made fascinating reading. The authors argument for their authenticity/date is compelling and his analysis of what they may mean for our understanding of Anne’s character was extremely interesting.
All of which brought something new here for anyone interested in the life and/or study of Anne Bronte. 😊 #annebronte#bronte200#annebronte200#bronteparsonagemuseum#bookstagram#books#book#bookreview#bookblogger#biography#history#tenantofwildfellhall#nickholland #readingaddict#booklover
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Our next InterClub tournament is next mont, February.
Anyone know which year this throwback InterClub at K2 was?
known as a kalybe or open-air temple for the “Cradle of the King’s Daughter” -- is in Bosra ash-Sham.
According to legend, an unnamed monarch built the open-air temple with a cradle for his daughter around the second century after being told by a clairvoyant she would die before turning 18 from a poisonous scorpion sting. Once the cradle was built to protect her, slaves would carry food and everything else she needed up the columns. After a while, a deadly scorpion hiding in a bunch of grapes stung and killed her.
The monument was destroyed by the terrorists while taking over the city 💔