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The outlier : the unfinished presidency of Jimmy Carter

by Bird, Kai (Author)

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"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 odyss... Full description


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Table of 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.