President Carter : the White House years
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- ISBN: 9781250104571 (ebook)
- ISBN: 1250104556 (hardback)
- ISBN: 9781250104557 (hardback)
- Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2018.
|Summary, etc.:||"The definitive history of the Carter Administration from the man who participated in its surprising number of accomplishments--drawing on his extensive and never-before-seen notes. Stuart Eizenstat was at Jimmy Carter's side from his political rise in Georgia through four years in the White House, where he served as Chief Domestic Policy Adviser. He was directly involved in all domestic and economic decisions as well as in many foreign policy ones. Famous for the legal pads he took to every meeting, he draws on more than 7500 pages of notes and 350 interviews of all the major figures of the time, to write the comprehensive history of an underappreciated president--and to give an intimate view on how the presidency works. Eizenstat reveals the grueling negotiations behind Carter's peace between Israel and Egypt, what led to the return of the Panama Canal, and how Carter made human rights a presidential imperative. He follows Carter's passing of America's first comprehensive energy policy, and his deregulation of the oil, gas, transportation, and communications industries. And he details the creation of the modern vice-presidency. Eizenstat also details Carter's many missteps, including the Iranian Hostage Crisis, because Carter's desire to do the right thing, not the political thing, often hurt him and alienated Congress. His willingness to tackle intractable problems, however, led to major, long-lasting accomplishments. This major work of history shows first-hand where Carter succeeded, where he failed, and how he set up many successes of later presidents"--|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 March #2
*Starred Review* Few Americans anticipate seeing the face of Jimmy Carter added to Mount Rushmore, but EizenstatâCarter's chief domestic-policy adviserâsees in him a much better president than historians have yet acknowledged. As one who experienced the Carter presidency up close, Eizenstat draws from his own copious in-the-moment notes, as well as hundreds of interviews, to deliver an exceptionally detailed chronicle of four eventful White House years. That chronicle exposes failures that made Carter a one-term president but also illuminates accomplishments likely to elevate his reputation over time. Readers see Carter's obsessive micromanaging, his preachy idealism, and his political naÃ¯vetÃ©, weaknesses that hamstrung the president in his struggles to free America's economy from stagflation and to liberate 52 of its citizens from captivity in Iran. But readers also see Carter's courageous leadership in modernizing the economy by deregulating the energy, transportation, and communications industries; protecting the environment by expanding the national park system; improving relations with Latin America by ending American ownership of the Panama Canal; and reshaping diplomacy by making human rights a new global priority. And Eizenstat's taut behind-the-scenes narrative gives readers unexpected reasons to appreciate Carter's stunning accomplishment in negotiating peace between Egypt and Israel. A compelling reassessment of an oft-maligned chief executive. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.
STUART E. EIZENSTAT has served as U.S. Ambassador to the European Union and Deputy Secretary of both Treasury and State. He is also the author of Imperfect Justice. He is an international lawyer in Washington, D.C.
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