Forrest Carter


Born
in Anniston, Alabama, The United States
September 04, 1925

Died
June 07, 1979

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Asa Earl "Forrest" Carter was an American political speechwriter and author. He was most notable for publishing novels and a best-selling, award-winning memoir under the name Forrest Carter, an identity as a Native American Cherokee. In 1976, following the publication success of his western The Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales, The New York Times revealed Forrest Carter to be Southerner Asa Earl Carter. His background became national news again in 1991 after his purported memoir, The Education of Little Tree, was re-issued in paperback and topped the Times paperback best-seller lists (both non-fiction and fiction). It also won the American Booksellers Book of the Year (ABBY) award.

Prior to his literary career as "Forrest", Carter was politically a
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Average rating: 4.11 · 15,348 ratings · 1,685 reviews · 7 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Education of Little Tree

4.10 avg rating — 13,191 ratings — published 1976 — 65 editions
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Josey Wales: Two Westerns

4.24 avg rating — 1,011 ratings — published 1989 — 5 editions
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Watch for Me on the Mountain

4.17 avg rating — 429 ratings — published 1976 — 11 editions
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Gone to Texas

4.06 avg rating — 544 ratings — published 1973 — 12 editions
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The Vengeance Trail of Jose...

3.79 avg rating — 167 ratings — published 1976 — 7 editions
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“Grandma said [...] when you come on something that is good, first thing to do is share it with whoever you can find; that way, the good spreads out to where no telling it will go.”
Forrest Carter, The Education of Little Tree

“It is good that a man's enemies want him dead, for it proves he has lived a life of worth.”
Forrest Carter, The Outlaw Josey Wales

“You cannot know where your people are going if you don't know where your people have been.”
Forrest Carter, The Education of Little Tree

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