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The Resource President Carter : the White House years, Stuart E. Eizenstat ; foreword by Madeleine Albright

President Carter : the White House years, Stuart E. Eizenstat ; foreword by Madeleine Albright

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President Carter : the White House years
Title
President Carter
Title remainder
the White House years
Statement of responsibility
Stuart E. Eizenstat ; foreword by Madeleine Albright
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Carter presidency is the most underappreciated of the last century. Often considered just a smiling but ineffectual Southerner in a sweater, Jimmy Carter deserves to be remembered instead as a risk taker who did what he felt was right, not what would be politically expedient, whose legacy led to presidential successes long after his term, and whose list of lasting achievements reshaped the country. Stuart Eizenstat saw everything firsthand. As Carter's Chief Domestic Policy Adviser, he was directly involved in all domestic and economic decisions as well as in many involving foreign policy. Famous for the legal pads on which he recorded every meeting and call, he draws on more than 5,000 pages of contemporaneous notes, as well as declassified documents and more than 350 interviews he conducted with the era's key players from both parties, to write this comprehensive yet intimate history. Eizenstat takes you inside Camp David during the grueling negotiations for peace between Israel and Egypt; shows how Carter transformed our transportation, environment, and energy policies and supported a tough monetary policy that finally defeated stagflation; and lays out how Carter made human rights the centerpiece of American foreign policy. This book is no apologia, however. Eizenstat analyzes Carter's triumphs and failures honestly so that we can understand how he dealt with some of the most intractable challenges any president has faced. He reveals the story behind the "malaise" speech and how the cabinet firing that followed nearly cost Carter his vice president. He describes the Iranian hostage crisis from both inside the White House and Ayatollah Khomeini's camp. And he puts you in the war room during Carter's 1980 presidential campaign against Ted Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. In the end, Eizenstat's definitive chronicle of Carter's consequential term in office shows that this good man from Georgia was a far better president than history has so far recognized."--Dust jacket
  • "The definitive history of the Carter Administration from the man who participated in its surprising number of accomplishments--drawing on his extensive and never-before-seen notes. Stuart Eizenstat was at Jimmy Carter's side from his political rise in Georgia through four years in the White House, where he served as Chief Domestic Policy Adviser. He was directly involved in all domestic and economic decisions as well as in many foreign policy ones. Famous for the legal pads he took to every meeting, he draws on more than 7500 pages of notes and 350 interviews of all the major figures of the time, to write the comprehensive history of an underappreciated president--and to give an intimate view on how the presidency works. Eizenstat reveals the grueling negotiations behind Carter's peace between Israel and Egypt, what led to the return of the Panama Canal, and how Carter made human rights a presidential imperative. He follows Carter's passing of America's first comprehensive energy policy, and his deregulation of the oil, gas, transportation, and communications industries. And he details the creation of the modern vice-presidency. Eizenstat also details Carter's many missteps, including the Iranian Hostage Crisis, because Carter's desire to do the right thing, not the political thing, often hurt him and alienated Congress. His willingness to tackle intractable problems, however, led to major, long-lasting accomplishments. This major work of history shows first-hand where Carter succeeded, where he failed, and how he set up many successes of later presidents"--
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individual biography
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Eizenstat, Stuart
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Albright, Madeleine Korbel
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  • Carter, Jimmy
  • Presidents
  • United States
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Label
President Carter : the White House years, Stuart E. Eizenstat ; foreword by Madeleine Albright
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part I: Into the White House. The 1976 campaign ; A perilous transition ; The making of the modern Vice President ; A new kind of First Lady ; The indispensable man -- Part II: Energy. The moral equivalent of war ; Energizing Congress ; The Senate graveyard ; Energy and the dollar at the Bonn summit ; Into the pork barrel, reluctantly -- Part III: The environment. An early interest ; The water wars ; Alaska forever wild, despite its senators -- Part IV: The economy. The great stagflation ; The consumer populist ; Saving New York and Chrysler -- Part V: Peace in the Middle East. The clash of peace and politics ; Sadat changes history ; Carter's triumph at Camp David ; A cold peace -- Part VI: Peace in the rest of the world. The Panama Canal and Latin America ; The Soviet Union ; Afghanistan -- Part VII: The unraveling: resignations and reshuffling. The "malaise" speech ; Resignations and reshuffling -- Part VIII: Iran. The rise of the Ayatollah ; The fall of the president -- Part IX: A catastrophic conclusion. "Where's the Carter bill, when we need it?" ; No good deed goes unpunished ; Are you better off ...? ; Final days
  • Introduction -- Into the White House -- Energy -- The environment -- The economy -- Peace in the Middle East -- Peace in the rest of the world -- The unraveling: resignations and reshuffling -- Iran -- A catastrophic conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 999 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250104557
Lccn
2017043521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1004376369
  • (OCoLC)on1004376369
  • 936911
Label
President Carter : the White House years, Stuart E. Eizenstat ; foreword by Madeleine Albright
Publication
Copyright
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
  • Part I: Into the White House. The 1976 campaign ; A perilous transition ; The making of the modern Vice President ; A new kind of First Lady ; The indispensable man -- Part II: Energy. The moral equivalent of war ; Energizing Congress ; The Senate graveyard ; Energy and the dollar at the Bonn summit ; Into the pork barrel, reluctantly -- Part III: The environment. An early interest ; The water wars ; Alaska forever wild, despite its senators -- Part IV: The economy. The great stagflation ; The consumer populist ; Saving New York and Chrysler -- Part V: Peace in the Middle East. The clash of peace and politics ; Sadat changes history ; Carter's triumph at Camp David ; A cold peace -- Part VI: Peace in the rest of the world. The Panama Canal and Latin America ; The Soviet Union ; Afghanistan -- Part VII: The unraveling: resignations and reshuffling. The "malaise" speech ; Resignations and reshuffling -- Part VIII: Iran. The rise of the Ayatollah ; The fall of the president -- Part IX: A catastrophic conclusion. "Where's the Carter bill, when we need it?" ; No good deed goes unpunished ; Are you better off ...? ; Final days
  • Introduction -- Into the White House -- Energy -- The environment -- The economy -- Peace in the Middle East -- Peace in the rest of the world -- The unraveling: resignations and reshuffling -- Iran -- A catastrophic conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 999 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250104557
Lccn
2017043521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1004376369
  • (OCoLC)on1004376369
  • 936911

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