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Amer Pres: Carter (American Presidents)

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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.

Synopsis:

Princeton historian Zelizer shows how President Carter faced challenges sustaining a strong political coalition, as he focused on policies that often antagonized key Democrats. But, during his post-presidential career, he has emerged as an important voice for international diplomacy and negotiation, remaking his image as a statesman.

About the Author

Julian E. Zelizer is the author of Arsenal of Democracy: The Politics of National Security from World War II to the War on Terrorism, and a regular contributor to CNN.com, The Daily Beast, Politico, The Huffington Post, and other publications. He is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805089578
Author:
Zelizer, Julian E
Publisher:
Times Books
Editor:
Wilentz, Sean
Editor:
Schlesinger, Arthur Meier, Jr.
Author:
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Author:
Zelizer, Julian E.
Author:
Schlesinger, Arthur M.
Author:
Wilentz, Sean
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
United States - 21st Century
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Biography-Presidents and Heads of State
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
American Presidents
Publication Date:
20100914
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 bandw frontispiece
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.55 x 5.73 x 0.885 in

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"Synopsis" by , Princeton historian Zelizer shows how President Carter faced challenges sustaining a strong political coalition, as he focused on policies that often antagonized key Democrats. But, during his post-presidential career, he has emerged as an important voice for international diplomacy and negotiation, remaking his image as a statesman.
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