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Jimmy Carter: 39th President,1977-1981 : The American Presidents Series - Julian E. Zelizer

Jimmy Carter: 39th President,1977-1981

The American Presidents Series

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Published: 14th September 2010
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The maverick politician from Georgia who rode the post- Watergate wave into office but whose term was consumed by economic and international crises

A peanut farmer from Georgia, Jimmy Carter rose to national power through mastering the strategy of the maverick politician. As the face of the "New South," Carter's strongest support emanated from his ability to communicate directly to voters who were disaffected by corruption in politics.

But running as an outsider was easier than governing as one, as Princeton historian Julian E. Zelizer shows in this examination of Carter's presidency. Once in power, Carter faced challenges sustaining a strong political coalition, as he focused on policies that often antagonized key Democrats, whose support he desperately needed. By 1980, Carter stood alone in the Oval Office as he confronted a battered economy, soaring oil prices, American hostages in Iran, and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

Carter's unpopularity enabled Ronald Reagan to achieve a landslide victory, ushering in a conservative revolution. But during Carter's post-presidential career, he has emerged as an important voice for international diplomacy and negotiation, remaking his image as a statesman for our time.

"Outstanding... An accessible, insightful examination of the Carter presidency by journalist and Princeton history professor Julian E. Zelizer... Not only a lucid overview of Carter's troubled presidency but also an almost photorealistic portrait of the former president."--"Christian Science Monitor"

"Engaging... The most engrossing portion of the work deals with Carter's successes (there were some) and failures as president... For general readers, this work offers a fine analysis of the man and his career."--"Booklist"

"In just 150 pages, Zelizer manages to effectively analyze how Carter's personality has led him to both failure and success."--"Kirkus Reviews"


Outstanding An accessible, insightful examination of the Carter presidency by journalist and Princeton history professor Julian E. Zelizer... Not only a lucid overview of Carter's troubled presidency but also an almost photorealistic portrait of the former president. "Christian Science Monitor"

Engaging The most engrossing portion of the work deals with Carter's successes (there were some) and failures as president For general readers, this work offers a fine analysis of the man and his career. "Booklist"

In just 150 pages, Zelizer manages to effectively analyze how Carter's personality has led him to both failure and success. "Kirkus Reviews""


Outstanding An accessible, insightful examination of the Carter presidency by journalist and Princeton history professor Julian E. Zelizer... Not only a lucid overview of Carter's troubled presidency but also an almost photorealistic portrait of the former president. Christian Science Monitor

Engaging The most engrossing portion of the work deals with Carter's successes (there were some) and failures as president For general readers, this work offers a fine analysis of the man and his career. Booklist

In just 150 pages, Zelizer manages to effectively analyze how Carter's personality has led him to both failure and success. Kirkus Reviews

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"Outstanding... An accessible, insightful examination of the Carter presidency by journalist and Princeton history professor Julian E. Zelizer... Not only a lucid overview of Carter's troubled presidency but also an almost photorealistic portrait of the former president." --Christian Science Monitor

"Engaging... The most engrossing portion of the work deals with Carter's successes (there were some) and failures as president... For general readers, this work offers a fine analysis of the man and his career." --Booklist

"In just 150 pages, Zelizer manages to effectively analyze how Carter's personality has led him to both failure and success." --Kirkus Reviews

Editor's Notep. xv
A Maverick Politicianp. 1
New Southern Politicsp. 7
The Outsider Winsp. 31
A Year of Promisep. 53
Conservatives Rising, Democrats Dividingp. 73
Falling Apartp. 88
The Last Yearp. 111
Pariah Diplomacyp. 129
Epiloguep. 147
Notesp. 151
Milestonesp. 165
Selected Bibliographyp. 169
Acknowledgmentsp. 175
Indexp. 177
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ISBN: 9780805089578
ISBN-10: 0805089578
Series: American Presidents (Times)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 14th September 2010
Publisher: Times Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.7  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1