What the Heck Are You up To, Mr. President? Jimmy Carter, America's 'Malaise,' and the Speech That Should Have Changed the Country
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Description: "A cautionary tale and a great read ... Those of us who were around back in the day will be ruefully reminded of those bygone times. And those who weren't will be scratching their heads in disbelief at this fascinating and frequently improbable history."Wall Street JournalAt a critical moment in Jimmy Carter's presidency, when morale was low and his ratings were even lower, Carter gave a speech that should have changed the countryinstead, it led to his downfall. Kevin Mattson takes us behind the scenes of the Carter White House in the weeks leading up to the fateful speech, and examines the moral crisis that ushered in a new, conservative America.
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 8/3/2010
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
|Introduction: "What the Heck Are You Up To, Mr. President?"|
|Diagnosing a 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" (July 1979-January 1981)|
|Epilogue: In Dreams There Begin No Responsibilities|
|Appendix: The Speech "A Crisis of Confidence" (July 15, 1979)|