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The Resource The outlier : the unfinished presidency of Jimmy Carter, Kai Bird

The outlier : the unfinished presidency of Jimmy Carter, Kai Bird

Label
The outlier : the unfinished presidency of Jimmy Carter
Title
The outlier
Title remainder
the unfinished presidency of Jimmy Carter
Statement of responsibility
Kai Bird
Title variation
Unfinished presidency of Jimmy Carter
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Four decades after Ronald Reagan's landslide win in 1980, Jimmy Carter's one-term presidency is often labeled a failure; indeed, many Americans view Carter as the only ex-president to have used the White House as a stepping-stone to greater achievements. But in retrospect the Carter political odyssey is a rich and human story, marked by both formidable accomplishments and painful political adversity. In this deeply researched, brilliantly written account, Kai Bird expertly unfolds the Carter saga as a tragic tipping point in American history. As president, Carter was not merely an outsider, but an outlier. He was the only president in a century to grow up in the heart of the Deep South, and his born-again Christianity made him the most openly religious president in memory. This outlier brought to the White House a rare mix of humility, candor-and unnerving self-confidence that neither Washington nor America was ready to embrace. Decades before today's public reckoning with the vast gulf between America's ethos and its actions, Carter looked out on a nation torn by race and demoralized by Watergate and Vietnam and prescribed a radical self-examination from which voters recoiled. The cost of his unshakable belief in doing the right thing would be a second term-and the ascendance of Reagan. In these remarkable pages, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Bird traces the arc of Carter's administration, from his aggressive domestic agenda to his controversial foreign policy record, taking readers inside the Oval Office and through Carter's battles with both a political establishment and a Washington press corps that proved as adversarial as any foreign power. Bird shows how issues still hotly debated today-from national health care to growing inequality and racism to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict-burned at the heart of Carter's America, and consumed a president who found a moral duty in solving them. Drawing on interviews with Carter and members of his administration and recently declassified documents, Bird delivers a profound, clear-eyed evaluation of a leader whose legacy has been deeply misunderstood. The Outlier is the definitive account of an enigmatic presidency-both as it really happened and as it is remembered in the American consciousness"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bird, Kai
Dewey number
  • 973.926092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E873
LC item number
.B48 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carter, Jimmy
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
  • Plains (Ga.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The outlier : the unfinished presidency of Jimmy Carter, Kai Bird
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Past Is Never Dead -- A Peculiar Heritage -- The Populist from Plains -- Jimmy Who? -- Mr. Carter Goes to Washington -- White House Life -- Life Is Unfair -- Lancegate -- Depatures in Foreign Policy -- "Israel Trusts No One" -- Washington Distractions -- Troubles with Liberals -- Troubles with a Speechwriter -- Triumph at Camp David -- "A Weird Period for Liberals" -- An Ayatollah's Revolution -- Tilting Against American Exceptionalism -- "You Should Fire People" -- Foreign Policy Imbroglios -- Much Ado About Nothing -- Fateful Decisions -- An Unhappy Spring -- Whipping Kennedy's Ass -- The October Surprise -- The Defeat -- White House Twilight -- Keeping Faith -- Epilogue
Control code
on1235901791
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 772 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451495235
Lccn
2021004350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1235901791
Label
The outlier : the unfinished presidency of Jimmy Carter, Kai Bird
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Past Is Never Dead -- A Peculiar Heritage -- The Populist from Plains -- Jimmy Who? -- Mr. Carter Goes to Washington -- White House Life -- Life Is Unfair -- Lancegate -- Depatures in Foreign Policy -- "Israel Trusts No One" -- Washington Distractions -- Troubles with Liberals -- Troubles with a Speechwriter -- Triumph at Camp David -- "A Weird Period for Liberals" -- An Ayatollah's Revolution -- Tilting Against American Exceptionalism -- "You Should Fire People" -- Foreign Policy Imbroglios -- Much Ado About Nothing -- Fateful Decisions -- An Unhappy Spring -- Whipping Kennedy's Ass -- The October Surprise -- The Defeat -- White House Twilight -- Keeping Faith -- Epilogue
Control code
on1235901791
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 772 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451495235
Lccn
2021004350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1235901791

Library Locations

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