Inscribed first edition of Turning Point: A Candidate, a State, and a Nation Come of Age, by Jimmy Carter. Inscribed to his fellow Georgia State Senator, Paul Broun, Sr.
Octavo, xxv, 223pp. Gray boards, green cloth spine, title printed in gold. Stated “first edition” with full number line. Light foxing to cloth and boards, no impact to text block. Publisher’s dust jacket, near fine condition, with $22.00 price on front flap, light foxing to verso. Includes a laid-in program for the 30-year reunion of the 1963 class of Georgia state senators, which included Jimmy Carter. Signed on front free endpaper: “Best wishes to Paul Broun, my friend & fellow Senator – Jimmy Carter.”
Paul C. Broun Sr. (1916-2005) was a lifelong Democrat who served with President Carter in the Georgia State Senate. Senator Broun served for thirty-eight years in the Georgia senate. His son, Paul Broun, Jr. is a physician who started a practice in Americas, Georgia in the mid-1970s. While President Carter was in office, he took over the care of the president’s brother, Billy Carter. He made national headlines when he assisted Billy Carter into an alcohol treatment facility, all the while consulting with President Carter on his care. Dr. Broun would go on to represent Georgia’s 10th Congressional District from 2007 – 2015. His father, Paul Broun, Sr.,