Pres­i­dent Carter: The White House Years

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March 29, 2018

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.

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