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"What the heck are you up to, Mr. President?" : Jimmy Carter, America's "malaise," and the speech that should have changed the country

Author: Kevin Mattson
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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An assessment of the events that led up to Jimmy Carter's infamous 1979 "malaise" speech places it against a backdrop of such events as the gas crisis and the Iran-hostage situation while explaining that the speech had far greater relevance than its reception reflected.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Jimmy Carter; Jimmy Carter; Jimmy Carter
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Mattson
ISBN: 9781608192069 1608192067
OCLC Number: 462908414
Description: xix, 263 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: "What the heck are you up to, Mr. President?" --
Diagnosing the nation's heart of glass (April 1979) --
Making friends and enemies in a time of crisis (May 1979) --
"The worst of times" (June 1979) --
"One of my best" (July 1979) --
The speech becomes a "turning point" to the end (July 1979 to January 1981) --
Epilogue : In dreams there begin no responsibilities.
Responsibility: Kevin Mattson.

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An assessment of the events that led up to Jimmy Carter's infamous 1979 "malaise" speech places it against a backdrop of such events as the gas crisis and the Iran-hostage situation while explaining that the speech had far greater relevance than its reception reflected.

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