President Carter is a comprehensive history of the Carter Administration. Eizenstat documents Carter’s many lasting accomplishments that continue to shape American politics. It’s based upon 5,000 pages of contemporaneous notes, 350 interviews, and newly discovered Israeli Foreign Ministry Cables. It details the Middle East Peace Process (at all stages of Camp David) with interviews with participants from the U.S., Israel, and Egypt. Eizenstat profiles Rabin, Begin, Sadat, and Carter, and analyzes the dramatic change in Israeli politics ushered in by Begin’s 1977 election. Eizenstat explores the Cold War and the Soviet Union, with an emphasis on the Soviet Jewish Movement and how Carter and Eizenstat saved Natan Sharansky. Chapters on the Iranian hostage crisis and how the Iranian Revolution impacted the 50,000 Iranian Jews that Carter and Eizenstat saved are fascinating and show the impact on the world today. Carter received the smallest percentage of American Jewish votes of any modern Democratic President or candidate in 1980, despite bringing peace to Israel, creating the Presidential commission that led to the Holocaust Museum, signing into law the Anti-Arab Boycott Law, and more.
President Carter: The White House Years
- From the Publisher
March 29, 2018
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