The Resource Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter : the Georgia years, 1924-1974, E. Stanly Godbold, Jr

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter : the Georgia years, 1924-1974, E. Stanly Godbold, Jr

Label
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter : the Georgia years, 1924-1974
Title
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter
Title remainder
the Georgia years, 1924-1974
Statement of responsibility
E. Stanly Godbold, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This dual biography of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, the thirty-ninth President of the United States and his wife, chronicles the unique political and business relationship of a couple who together rose from obscurity to national and international power. His life in an isolated, prosperous, locally powerful, Baptist farm family prepared him for a career in public service and business. Rosalynn came from a more modest, but well-connected and intelligent, Methodist family in the town of Plains. Each was the oldest of four children, ambitious, eager to learn, able to shoulder heavy responsibilities, and committed to humanitarian interests. Together, they compromised their religious and career differences, enjoyed a short career in the United States Navy, built a small agribusiness empire, plotted political strategy, won the governorship of Georgia in 1970, and announced his candidacy for President of the United States on December 12, 1974. This volume, which covers the years from his birth to the end of his governorship, offers substantial, detailed information about their childhoods, marriage, personal lives, Navy career, business success and entry into politics. In a racially-charged atmosphere, Carter won a contested state senate seat in 1962 but lost the governor's race to Lester Maddox in 1966. In 1970 he won a stunning victory over the old Georgia politics, revealing that Rosalynn was so emotionally and professionally close to her husband that his career often seemed inseparable from hers. Carter shocked the state of Georgia and the entire country with his statement in 1971 that the time for racial discrimination was over, thus launching a national political race. Godbold's research has spanned two decades, much of it in rarely seen documents in the Georgia Department of Archives and History and the better-known Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, both in Atlanta. Working from millions of pages of primary sources, he has added contemporary scholarship, oral histories, and new interviews. From academic and military records, the governor's correspondence, the memories of the Carters, the accounts of Georgia and national politicians, and public documents, this volume details how the Carters rose to power, managed their private and public lives, governed Georgia, and seized control of the national Democratic party. It is a blueprint for what they would do on the national and international stages after 1975. The cast of characters ranging from Jimmy, Rosalynn, Miss Allie Smith, Mr. Earl, Miss Lillian, Brother Billy, Rachel Clark, Admiral Rickover, George Wallace, Lester Maddox, Richard Nixon, Baby Amy, Charles Kirbo, Hamilton Jordan, Jody Powell, and many more is set in a true Faulknerian tale that has changed the image of the South in the national mind and the role of the South in the presidency. The Carters were ordinary people whose dramatic and colorful story resonates with human life, defeat, courage, inspiration, hope, and extraordinary accomplishments"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
973.926092/2
Index
index present
LC call number
F291.3.C37
LC item number
G63 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter : the Georgia years, 1924-1974, E. Stanly Godbold, Jr
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-346) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A boy in archery -- A girl in plains -- School years -- Navy man -- Navy couple -- The shadow of Mr. Earl -- The emergency of Rosalynn -- New campaign -- Politics and business -- Reach for the governorship, 1966 -- Born again, running again -- A conservative progressive -- "A trace of demagoguery" -- "Enigma and contradiction" -- Georgians at home -- The trail of Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Rosalynn in power -- Phoenix rising -- Georgians abroad -- Jimmy, God, and fortune
Control code
ocn670228851
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 355 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199753444
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b25157103
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)670228851
  • pebcs019975344X

Library Locations

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