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Prophet from Plains - Jimmy Carter and His Legacy (Hardcover): Frye Gaillard Prophet from Plains - Jimmy Carter and His Legacy (Hardcover)
Frye Gaillard; Foreword by David C. Carter
R609 Discovery Miles 6 090 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Prophet from Plains covers Nobel Peace Prize winner, Jimmy Carter's major achievements and setbacks in light of what has been at once his greatest asset and flaw: his stubborn, faith-driven integrity. Carter's remarkable postpresidency is still in the making; however, he has already redefined the role for all who follow him.Frye Gaillard, who wrote extensively about Carter at the Charlotte Observer, was among the first to take seriously the Carter postpresidency and to challenge many accepted conclusions about his term in office. Carter was not an irresolute president, says Gaillard, but rather one so certain of his own rectitude that he misjudged the importance of ""selling"" himself to America. Ranging across the highs and lows of the Carter presidency, Gaillard covers the energy crisis, the Iran hostage situation, the Camp David Accords, the Panama Canal and other treaties, and the new diplomatic emphasis on human rights. Carter stuck with his established priorities once out of office but was far more effective outside the strictures of presidential politics. Gaillard's coverage of this period includes Carter's friendship with Gerald R. Ford, his work through the Carter Center on disease control and election monitoring, and his association with Habitat for Humanity.""Prophet from Plains"" locates Carter in the tradition of the Old Testament prophets who took uncompromising stands for peace and justice. Resisting the role of an above-the-fray elder statesman, Carter has thrust himself into international controversies in ways that some find meddlesome and others heroic.

Prophet from Plains - Jimmy Carter and His Legacy (Paperback): Frye Gaillard Prophet from Plains - Jimmy Carter and His Legacy (Paperback)
Frye Gaillard; Foreword by David C. Carter
R370 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R75 (20%) 13 working days

This is a concise biography of the thirty-ninth president. ""Prophet from Plains"" covers Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter's major achievements and setbacks in light of what has been at once his greatest asset and his greatest flaw: his stubborn, faith-driven integrity. Carter's remarkable post presidency is still in the making; however, he has already redefined the role for all who follow him. Carter was not an irresolute president, says Frye Gaillard, but rather one so certain of his own rectitude that he misjudged the importance of 'selling' himself to America. Carter's established priorities did not change once he was out of office, but he was far more effective outside the strictures of presidential politics. ""Prophet from Plains"" locates Carter in the tradition of Old Testament prophets who took uncompromising stands for peace and justice. Resisting the role of an above - the-fray elder statesman, Carter has thrust himself into international controversies in ways that some find meddlesome and others heroic.

The Music Has Gone Out of the Movement - Civil Rights and the Johnson Administration, 1965-1968 (Paperback): David C. Carter The Music Has Gone Out of the Movement - Civil Rights and the Johnson Administration, 1965-1968 (Paperback)
David C. Carter
R791 Discovery Miles 7 910 13 working days

After the passage of sweeping civil rights and voting rights legislation in 1964 and 1965, the civil rights movement stood poised to build on considerable momentum. In a famous speech at Howard University in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared that victory in the next battle for civil rights would be measured in ""equal results"" rather than equal rights and opportunities. It seemed that for a brief moment the White House and champions of racial equality shared the same objectives and priorities. Finding common ground proved elusive, however, in a climate of growing social and political unrest marked by urban riots, the Vietnam War, and resurgent conservatism. Examining grassroots movements and organizations and their complicated relationships with the federal government and state authorities between 1965 and 1968, David C. Carter takes readers through the inner workings of local civil rights coalitions as they tried to maintain strength within their organizations while facing both overt and subtle opposition from state and federal officials. He also highlights internal debates and divisions within the White House and the executive branch, demonstrating that the federal government's relationship to the movement and its major goals was never as clear-cut as the president's progressive rhetoric suggested. Carter reveals the complex and often tense relationships between the Johnson administration and activist groups advocating further social change, and he extends the traditional timeline of the civil rights movement beyond the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

The Presidential Recordings: Lyndon B. Johnson - Mississippi Burning and the Passage of the Civil Rights Act: June 1, 1964-July... The Presidential Recordings: Lyndon B. Johnson - Mississippi Burning and the Passage of the Civil Rights Act: June 1, 1964-July 4, 1964 (Hardcover, Two-volume slipcased set)
Guian A. McKee, Kent B. Germany, David C. Carter; Edited by (general) Timothy J. Naftali
R2,313 R2,064 Discovery Miles 20 640 Save R249 (11%) Out of stock

As one of Lyndon B. Johnson's first presidential acts following the tragic assassination of John F. Kennedy, he ordered a secret taping system installed in the White House and began recording his telephone conversations. These volumes, which continue the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs's acclaimed Presidential Recordings series, cover the time period between June 1, 1964, and July 4, 1964. During these dramatic weeks, Johnson continued to struggle with America's course in Vietnam, sought to implement his vision of a Great Society, finally signed into law the momentous civil rights bill introduced by Kennedy before his assassination, and dealt with his first national domestic crisis when, after the bill's passage, three civil rights workers went missing in Mississippi, an incident that would test Johnson's commitment to civil rights and become one of the defining moments of his presidency.

The Music Has Gone Out of the Movement - Civil Rights and the Johnson Administration, 1965-1968 (Hardcover, New Ed): David C.... The Music Has Gone Out of the Movement - Civil Rights and the Johnson Administration, 1965-1968 (Hardcover, New Ed)
David C. Carter
R1,208 Discovery Miles 12 080 Out of stock

This title covers the struggle to sustain the movement in a time of shifting priorities and political turmoil.After the passage of sweeping civil rights and voting rights legislation in 1964 and 1965, the civil rights movement stood poised to build on considerable momentum. In a famous speech at Howard University in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared that victory in the next battle for civil rights would be measured in 'equal results' rather than equal rights and opportunities. It seemed that for a brief moment the White House and champions of racial equality shared the same objectives and priorities. Finding common ground proved elusive, however, in a climate of growing social and political unrest marked by urban riots, the Vietnam War, and resurgent conservatism.Examining grassroots movements and organizations and their complicated relationships with the federal government and state authorities between 1965 and 1968, David C. Carter takes readers through the inner workings of local civil rights coalitions as they tried to maintain strength within their organizations while facing both overt and subtle opposition from state and federal officials. He also highlights internal debates and divisions within the White House and the executive branch, demonstrating that the federal government's relationship to the movement and its major goals was never as clear-cut as the president's progressive rhetoric suggested.Carter reveals the complex and often tense relationships between the Johnson administration and activist groups advocating further social change, and he extends the traditional timeline of the civil rights movement beyond the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

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