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His Very Best : Jimmy Carter, A Life / [large print] / By Jonathan Alter

Alter, Jonathan, (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Krum Public Library.
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Krum Public Library B CARTER (Text) 36249000193734 ADULT BIOGRAPHY Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432884529
  • ISBN: 1432884522
  • Physical Description: 1149 pages, 16 unnumbered pages (large print) : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition
  • Publisher: Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 1017-1142).
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue : June 1979 -- Part one. Sources of strength: Daddy and hot ; The Carters and the Gordys ; Miss Julia ; Annapolis ; Rosalynn ; The rickover way -- Part two. Georgia on his mind: The joiner ; "There's nothing I can do" ; Senator Carter ; The greasy pole ; Born again ; The code word campaign ; "He said whaaat?" ; Jungle Jimmy -- Part three. Dark horse: Jimmy who? ; The long march ; Front-runner ; Grits and Fritz ; "Lust in my heart" -- Part four. Outsider president: "Let's go!" ; The moral equivalent of war ; The steel magnolia ; His inner engineer ; "Bert, I'm proud of you" -- Part five. Peacemaker: Human rights ; Panama Canal squeaker ; Camp David ; Recognizing China -- Part six. Swamped: The fall of the Shah ; The "Malaise" speech ; Touching bottom ; Ready for Teddy? ; America held hostage ; Reheating the Cold War ; Disaster at Desert One ; Are you better off? ; Inaugural drama -- Part seven. Global citizen: Exile ; The Carter Center ; Freelance Secretary of State ; Sunday school teacher.
Summary, etc.:
Alter tells the story Jimmy Carter, whose presidency put him at the center of major events in the 20th century; and his efforts on conflict resolution and global health put him on the cutting edge of the challenges of the 21st. Drawing on fresh archival material and five years of extensive access to Carter and his entire family, Alter traces Carter from a timid, bookish child to an obscure, born-again governor whose 1976 campaign took him from zero percent to the presidency. A stubborn outsider who failed politically amid the bad economy of the 1970s, Carter amassed an historic environmental record, set a new global standard for human rights, and normalized relations with China.
Subject: Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Presidents > United States > Biography.
Genre: Large type books.

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