The Resource Camelot's end : Kennedy vs. Carter, and the fight that broke the Democratic Party, Jon Ward

Camelot's end : Kennedy vs. Carter, and the fight that broke the Democratic Party, Jon Ward

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Camelot's end : Kennedy vs. Carter, and the fight that broke the Democratic Party
Title
Camelot's end
Title remainder
Kennedy vs. Carter, and the fight that broke the Democratic Party
Statement of responsibility
Jon Ward
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Draws on interviews with major political leaders in an account of Ted Kennedy's 1980 campaign to secure the Democratic presidential nomination instead of incumbent Jimmy Carter that discusses how their rivalry reflected significant party changes
  • "From a strange, dark chapter in American political history comes the captivating story of Ted Kennedy's 1980 campaign for president against the incumbent Jimmy Carter, told in full for the first time. The Carter presidency was on life support. The Democrats, desperate to keep power and yearning to resurrect former glory, turned to Kennedy. And so, 1980 became a civil war. It was the last time an American president received a serious reelection challenge from inside his own party, the last contested convention, and the last all-out floor fight, where political combatants fought in real time to decide who would be the nominee. It was the last gasp of an outdated system, an insider's game that old Kennedy hands thought they had mastered, and the year that marked the unraveling of the Democratic Party as America had known it. [This book] details the incredible drama of Kennedy's challenge--what led to it, how it unfolded, and its lasting effects--with cinematic sweep. It is a story about what happened to the Democratic Party when the country's long string of successes, luck, and global dominance following World War II ran its course, and how, on a quest to recapture the magic of JFK, Democrats plunged themselves into an intra-party civil war. And, at its heart, Camelot's End is the tale of two extraordinary and deeply flawed men: Teddy Kennedy, one of the nation's greatest lawmakers, a man of flaws and of great character; and Jimmy Carter, a politically tenacious but frequently underestimated trailblazer. Comprehensive and nuanced, featuring new interviews with major party leaders and behind-the-scenes revelations from the time, Camelot's End presents both Kennedy and Carter in a new light, and takes readers deep inside a fascinating chapter in American political history."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ward, Jon
Dewey number
324.973/0904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E875
LC item number
.W37 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kennedy, Edward M.
  • Carter, Jimmy
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Presidents
  • Political campaigns
  • Primaries
  • Presidential candidates
Label
Camelot's end : Kennedy vs. Carter, and the fight that broke the Democratic Party, Jon Ward
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sailing against the wind -- Origins of dirt and riches -- The pull of home and politics -- A sense of the void -- A rivalry begins -- The outsider -- Lanced -- Malaise -- The inevitable return of Camelot -- Mudd -- Upended -- "I didn't ask for a challenger" -- Civil war -- Robot rule -- Losing altitude -- Giant killer -- Mr. Mean -- Aftermath
Control code
ocn1057244725
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 390 pages
Isbn
9781455591381
Lccn
2018003976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1057244725
Label
Camelot's end : Kennedy vs. Carter, and the fight that broke the Democratic Party, Jon Ward
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sailing against the wind -- Origins of dirt and riches -- The pull of home and politics -- A sense of the void -- A rivalry begins -- The outsider -- Lanced -- Malaise -- The inevitable return of Camelot -- Mudd -- Upended -- "I didn't ask for a challenger" -- Civil war -- Robot rule -- Losing altitude -- Giant killer -- Mr. Mean -- Aftermath
Control code
ocn1057244725
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 390 pages
Isbn
9781455591381
Lccn
2018003976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1057244725

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