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The outlier : the unfinished presidency of Jimmy Carter / Kai Bird.

Bird, Kai (author.).

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  • 14 of 19 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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1 current hold with 19 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria B CAR (Text) 37521531010405 AMPL Adult New Nonfiction Shelf Checked out 08/13/2021
Butler PL - Butler 921 CARTER J (Text) 73174005044181 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown 973.9260 BIRD (Text) 39213000928238 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 08/11/2021
Hussey-Mayfield Mem. PL - Zionsville B CARTER, JIMMY BIRD (Text) 33946003810822 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library B CARTER, JIMMY (Text) 37500004775876 New Items Available -
Jay Co PL - Portland B C323b (Text) 76383000485133 Adult New Shelf, B Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 921 CART (Text) 39391007050204 Nonfiction Available -
LaGrange Co PL - Shipshewana Branch B CA (Text) 30477101492050 Adult: New Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 973.926 BIOGRAPHY CARTER (Text) 34330513528589 Adult - New Non-Fiction Reshelving -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 973.926 BIR (Text) 37323005551919 NEW-BKS Checked out 08/12/2021
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780451495235
  • ISBN: 0451495233
  • Physical Description: x, 772 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [637]-743) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Presidents > United States > Biography.
United States > Politics and government > 1977-1981.
United States > Foreign relations > 1977-1981.
Plains (Ga.) > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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