Dasher

Dasher

Author: James T. Wooten

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Published: 1978

Total Pages: 377

ISBN-13: 9780297775362

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Dasher

Dasher

Author: James T. Wooten

Publisher:

Published: 1978

Total Pages: 396

ISBN-13: 9780671400040

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Jimmy Carter as Educational Policymaker

Jimmy Carter as Educational Policymaker

Author: Deanna L. Michael

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Published: 2008-08-21

Total Pages: 202

ISBN-13: 0791477908

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Analyzes educational reform in the second half of the twentieth century through the political career of Jimmy Carter and his influence on educational policy.


The Real Jimmy Carter

The Real Jimmy Carter

Author: Steven F. Hayward

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

Published: 2004-03-19

Total Pages: 274

ISBN-13: 0895260905

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Hayward reveals a man who, he argues, has been given a dangerously free pass by historians; who is not only a failed ex-president, but as vindictive as he is egotistical; and a self-righteous busybody who leaves disaster in his wake.


Redeemer, Second Edition

Redeemer, Second Edition

Author: Randall Balmer

Publisher: UNC Press Books

Published: 2024-05-21

Total Pages: 312

ISBN-13: 1469680238

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This illuminating biography of our thirty-ninth president by an acclaimed historian of American religion presents Jimmy Carter as the last great standard-bearer of progressive evangelical politics. Evangelical Christianity and conservative politics are commonly viewed today as inseparable. But when Carter, a Democrat and unabashed born-again Christian, won the presidency in 1976, he owed his victory in part to American evangelicals. Yet four years later, those very same voters abandoned Carter for Ronald Reagan and the Republican Party, signaling the eclipse of Christian progressivism by the Religious Right. Balmer briskly narrates Carter's religious and political development, his stunning rise from peanut farmer to Georgia governor to president of the United States, his accomplishments and missteps, and his swift fall from political grace. With a keen eye for the dynamic politics of the 1970s and '80s and the inner workings of right-wing religious organizing, Balmer provides a compelling account of an often-misunderstood moment in American political history, full of insight into the character and motivations of the nation's longest-lived president. Now in paperback for the first time, this edition includes a new afterword on the forces that led to Carter's 1980 defeat and the ways his policy priorities and values extended to his long career as a humanitarian and activist after leaving the White House.


Jimmy Carter's Economy

Jimmy Carter's Economy

Author: W. Carl Biven

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

Published: 2003-10-16

Total Pages: 368

ISBN-13: 0807861243

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The massive inflation and oil crisis of the 1970s damaged Jimmy Carter's presidency. In Jimmy Carter's Economy, Carl Biven traces how the Carter administration developed and implemented economic policy amid multiple crises and explores how a combination of factors beyond the administration's control came to dictate a new paradigm of Democratic Party politics. Jimmy Carter inherited a deeply troubled economy. Inflation had been on the rise since the Johnson years, and the oil crisis Carter faced was the second oil price shock of the decade. In addition, a decline in worker productivity and a rise in competition from Germany and Japan compounded the nation's economic problems. The resulting anti-inflation policy that was forced on Carter included controlling public spending, limiting the expansion of the welfare state, and postponing popular tax cuts. Moreover, according to Biven, Carter argued that the ambitious policies of the Great Society were no longer possible in an age of limits and that the Democratic Party must by economic necessity become more centrist.


Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Author: Ellen Weiss

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2003

Total Pages: 140

ISBN-13: 0689862415

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A biography of Jimmy Carter discussing his journey from a peanut farm in rural Georgia to winning the Nobel Peace Prize.


Jimmy Carter in Africa

Jimmy Carter in Africa

Author: Nancy Mitchell

Publisher: Stanford University Press

Published: 2018-04-10

Total Pages: 913

ISBN-13: 0804799180

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“By a wide margin the best book about [Carter’s] presidency that’s yet appeared.” —Christian Science Monitor In the mid-1970s, the Cold War had frozen into a nuclear stalemate in Europe and retreated from the headlines in Asia. As Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter fought for the presidency in late 1976, the superpower struggle overseas seemed to take a backseat to more contentious domestic issues of race relations and rising unemployment. There was one continent, however, where the Cold War was on the point of flaring hot: Africa. Jimmy Carter in Africa opens just after Henry Kissinger’s failed 1975 plot in Angola, as Carter launches his presidential campaign. The Civil Rights Act was only a decade old, and issues of racial justice remained contentious. Racism at home undermined Americans’ efforts to “win hearts and minds” abroad, and provided potent propaganda to the Kremlin. As President Carter confronted Africa, the essence of American foreign policy—stopping Soviet expansion—slammed up against the most explosive and raw aspect of American domestic politics—racism. Drawing on candid interviews with Carter, as well as key U.S. and foreign diplomats, and on a dazzling array of international archival sources, Nancy Mitchell offers a timely reevaluation of the Carter administration and of the man himself. In the face of two major tests, in Rhodesia and the Horn of Africa, Carter grappled with questions of Cold War competition, domestic politics, personal loyalty, and decision-making style. Mitchell reveals an administration not beset by weakness and indecision, as is too commonly assumed, but rather constrained by Cold War dynamics and by the president’s own temperament as he wrestled with a divided public and his own human failings. Jimmy Carter in Africa presents a stark portrait of how deeply Cold War politics and racial justice were intertwined. “An impressive historical work in every respect.” —Choice “Her writing flows, and she places Carter's Africa policy within the larger context of US foreign policy and politics.” —International Journal


Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Author: Julian E. Zelizer

Publisher: Macmillan

Published: 2010-09-14

Total Pages: 208

ISBN-13: 1429950757

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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.


Redeemer

Redeemer

Author: Randall Balmer

Publisher: Civitas Books

Published: 2014-05-13

Total Pages: 306

ISBN-13: 0465029582

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Discusses how the progressive principles of a born-again Evangelical Christian peanut farmer, which included racial justice, women's rights and concern for the plight of the poor, won the presidency in 1976—a sharp contrast to today's conservative views of the Religious Right. 25,000 first printing.