Jimmy Carter, in addition to being our 39th president, a former nuclear engineer and ex-peanut farmer, the 2002 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and a high-profile humanitarian, has also written more than two dozen books. The library of tomes bearing his name includes, by the way, the only novel ever produced by a president -- 2003's "The Hornet's Nest," about the Revolutionary War.
The indefatigable 89-year-old is still at it. Coming March 25 is his latest nonfiction work, "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power" (Simon & Schuster, $28, 224 pages).
According to his publisher, Carter has drawn upon his own observations traveling throughout the world through the past decades to come up with a defense of global women's rights and an attack on the distortions of religious texts that have been used to justify abuses of women and girls everywhere.
-- Sue Gilmore, Staff