Atlanta, GA: The Carter Center, 1994. First, Limited Edition. Red-brown cloth over boards with titling on spine and cover in gilt with grey endpapers. SIGNED, "J. Carter" on LBJ Library Bookplate. 5.5" x 7.5". pp. II - XII. Rare, from a limited edition of 50 copies, all signed by President Jimmy Carter, this is a "Presentation Copy". The book was produced for The Carter Center and given to supporters of their efforts. An exceptionally rare book, essential volume for the completist of a Carter Collection. The book was originally published by a well-meaning supporter without Carter's direct approval. Back channel messaging was that President Carter was so disappointed he chose not to sign on his own bookplate. Hence no further editions available.
In 1994, President Carter became the first U.S. President to visit North Korea, where he met with "The Great Leader", Kim Il Sung. In 2019, at the age of 94, President Carter offered President Trump his services and said that he would be willing to return to North Korea to deescalate growing tensions. Fine. Item #2028
"We discussed the issue of removing the remains of United States soldiers buried during the war, and when I explained that this would avoid later arguments and be a significant goodwill gesture to the American people, the President finally listened to comments of his wife and then agreed to permit joint teams to find and return these bodies to the United States." (p X).