What the Heck Are You up To, Mr. President?: Jimmy Carter, America's 'Malaise,' and the Speech That Should Have Changed the Country

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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by Kevin Mattson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1608192067

ISBN-13: 9781608192069

Pub. Date: 08/03/2010

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

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,

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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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ISBN-13:
9781608192069
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
08/03/2010
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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People tell me that I'm crazy when I say that Jimmy Carter was right when he gave his now infamous "malaise" speech in 1979. I'm glad Mattson's got my back with this wonderful book. Frightening to consider that the narcicism and consumerism of the late 1970's pales in comparison to that of today. People are spending an entire paycheck on useless gizmos like iPhones during recession. While newspapers are dying, millions "follow" Ashton Kutcher on Twitter. Please wake up America. Before it's too late (if it already isn't).