'What the Heck Are You Up To, Mr. President?': Jimmy Carter, America's 'Malaise,' and the Speech That Should Have Changed the Country
At 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 country instead, 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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Detailed account of one of the most controversial speeches ever given by a US president in modern times; the book covers the decision making and considerations made about giving the speech, Jimmy ... Read full review
"WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU UP TO, MR. PRESIDENT?": Jimmy Carter, America's "Malaise," and the Speech That Should Have Changed the CountryUser Review - Kirkus
Mattson (Contemporary History/Ohio Univ.; Rebels All!: A Short History of the Conservative Mind in Postwar America, 2008, etc.) presents a bright snapshot of a nation in flux.The election of squeaky ... Read full review