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Camelot's end : Kennedy vs. Carter, and the fight that broke the democratic party / Jon Ward.

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  • ISBN: 9781455591381
  • ISBN: 1455591386
  • ISBN: 9781549194771
  • ISBN: 1549194771
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Twelve, [2019]

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General Note: Includes index.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 December #1
    In 1980, Ronald Reagan decisively defeated incumbent president Jimmy Carter. The so-called Reagan Revolution transformed both the Republican Party and the national political landscape. Ward, a longtime Washington-based political correspondent, asserts that the year's primary battle between Carter and Senator Ted Kennedy had an equally dramatic and transformative effect on the Democratic Party. Ward highlights the contrasts between their backgrounds and personalities. Carter grew up in rural poverty. Kennedy, of course, was born into wealth and privilege. Carter was driven, self-assured, and intensely ambitious. Kennedy, the youngest of nine children, often seemed overshadowed in that very competitive family, and he struggled to find a role. According to Ward, Carter eyed a run for the presidency as early as 1974, and he already resented Kennedy as a potential rival before he even met him. Ward may exaggerate the "civil war" within the Democratic Party; indeed, the national electoral map had been shifting well before the Carter-Kennedy duel. Still, this is a well-researched and valuable look back at a period of intense political turmoil that helped shape our current environment. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jon Ward is the senior political correspondent for Yahoo News, author of Camelot's End: Kennedy vs. Carter and the Fight that Broke the Democratic Party (Twelve Books, 2019), and host of The Long Game podcast. He has covered American politics and culture for two decades as a city desk reporter in Washington D.C.; as a White House correspondent who traveled aboard Air Force One to Africa, Europe, and the Middle East; and as a national affairs correspondent who has traveled the country to write about two presidential campaigns and the ideas and people animating our times. He has been published in The Washington Post, The New Republic, Politico Magazine, Vanity Fair, The Huffington Post, and The Washington Times. He and his family live in Washington, D.C.

Subject: Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009.
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Democratic Party (U.S.) > History > 20th century.
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009.
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Presidents > United States > Election > 1980.
Political campaigns > United States > History > 20th century.
Primaries > United States > History > 20th century.
Presidential candidates > United States > Biography.
Political campaigns.
Presidential candidates.
Presidents > Election.
United States.
Genre: Biography.

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