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The Presidency of James Earl Carter, Jr. (American Presidency Series)
The Presidency of James Earl Carter, Jr. (American Presidency Series) Burton I. Kaufman, Scott Kaufman 0700614710 9780700614714 He has been called Americas greatest ex-president, a man who lost the White House after one term but w
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The Presidency of James Earl Carter, Jr. (American Presidency Series) by Burton I. Kaufman, Scott Kaufman

He has been called Americas greatest ex-president, a man who lost the White House after one term but went on to become a respected spokesman for peace and human rights. Burton Kaufmans book on the Carter years was hailed as the best account of his administration. This new edition probes more deeply into Jimmy Carters approach to the presidency and the issues that he faced. It features more information on his foreign and environmental policies and expanded coverage of his personal background--both his upbringing and naval career--along with insights into his wifes activist role. Drawing on Carters previously unavailable Handwriting File, as well as on new oral histories and Carters own books, Burton and Scott Kaufman show the ways in which Carter had the opportunity--but failed--to be a successful transitional president. By the fall of 1978 he had become a more effective leader than during the first part of his presidency but could not undo his earlier mistakes and continued to make serious errors of political judgment. Weighing achievements such as the Alaska Land Bill with shortcomings such as disarray within the White House and strained relations with Congress, the authors re-examine the world events that shaped Carters presidency, from Koreagate and the Cuban boatlift to the Camp David accords and the Iran hostage crisis. They explore bureaucratic infighting over his human rights policies, describing how the administrations position changed with greater emphasis on security issues after 1979; they also examine the issue of arms control in the light of newly opened Soviet archives and argue that the Vance-Brzezinski dispute was more profound than had originally been thought.In the final analysis, the Kaufmans fault Carter for not crafting a coherent message that would offer the American people a vision on which to build a base of support and assure his success. As his reputation as an ex-president continues to grow, this updated book offers an even better understanding of his White House years.

Author: Burton I. Kaufman, Scott Kaufman

Language: English

Edition: 2 Revised

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 320

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

Publication Date: 2006-09-21

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