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Call Number: 920 Carter
Author: Bird, Kai
Title: The Outlier
Remainder of title: The Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter
Summary, etc. note: "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"--

International Standard Book Number: 9780451495259
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Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780451495235
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Geographic area code: n-us-ga
Geographic area code: n-us---
Classification number: E873
Edition number: 23
Classification number: B
Classification number: 973.926092
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Kai Bird.
Edition statement: First edition.
Place of publication: New York ,NY
Name of publisher: Random House LLC
Date of publication: 2021
Projected publication date: 2105
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: Crown,
: [2021]
Extent: 619 pages
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Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references 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
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Source of acquisition: Donated by Andrew Fenniman
Purchase price: 38.00
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Personal name: Carter, Jimmy,
Dates associated with a name: 1924-
Subject: Presidents
Subject: Politics
Subject: United States
Form subdivision: Biography.
Geographic subdivision: United States
Geographic name: United States
Geographic name: United States
Geographic name: Plains (Ga.)
Form subdivision: Biography.
General subdivision: Politics and government
General subdivision: Foreign relations
Chronological subdivision: 1977-1981.
Chronological subdivision: 1977-1981.
Main entry heading: Bird, Kai.
Edition: First edition.
Place, publisher, and date of publication: New York : Crown, [2021]
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Title: The outlier
Record control number: (DLC) 2021004350
International Standard Book Number: 9780451495235
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