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His very best : Jimmy Carter, a life

Author: Jonathan Alter
Publisher: New York Simon et Schuster [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Simon et Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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From one of America's most respected journalists and modern historians comes the first full-length biography of Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States and Nobel Prize'winning humanitarian. Jonathan Alter tells the epic story of an enigmatic man of faith and his improbable journey from barefoot boy to global icon. Alter paints an intimate and surprising portrait of the only president since Thomas
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Genre/Form: Biografie
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Alter
ISBN: 9781501125485 1501125486
OCLC Number: 1224488209
Description: xv, 782 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: June 1979 --
Sources of strength. Daddy and hot ; The Carters and the Gordys ; Miss Julia ; Annapolis ; Rosalynn ; The rickover way --
Georgia on his mind. The joiner ; "There's nothing I can do" ; Senator Carter ; The greasy pole ; Born again ; The code word campaign ; "He said whaaat?" ; Jungle Jimmy --
Dark horse. Jimmy who? ; The long march ; Front-runner ; Grits and Fritz ; "Lust in my heart" --
Outsider president. "Let's go!" ; The moral equivalent of war ; The steel magnolia ; His inner engineer ; "Bert, I'm proud of you" --
Peacemaker. Human rights ; Panama Canal squeaker ; Camp David ; Recognizing China --
Swamped. The fall of the Shah ; The "Malaise" speech ; Touching bottom ; Ready for Teddy? ; America held hostage ; Reheating the Cold War ; Disaster at Desert One ; Are you better off? ; Inaugural drama --
Global citizen. Exile ; The Carter center ; Freelance secretary of state ; Sunday school teacher.
Other Titles: Jimmy Carter, a life
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