Rosalynn Carter, Equal Partner in the White House

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Rosalynn Carter, Equal Partner in the White House Rosalynn Carter---the most politically active first lady since Eleanor Roosevelt---was sometimes called the second most powerful person in the United States. Even when her husband Jimmy Carter's approval ratings sank to record lows, she still tied with Mother Teresa as the most admired woman in the world. Kaufman challenges outdated stereotypes about the first lady dubbed a "Steel Magnolia." showing readers a talented, purposeful woman who pursued an ambitious agenda as the president's equal partner. Meticulously researched and balanced, his account provides the fullest account to date of her efforts on behalf of the mentally ill and of her diplomatic trips to Latin America and Asia. It also addresses the irony that despite the strides she made in advancing her office beyond that of mere hostess, Rosalynn Carter had a difficult relationship with feminists, who believed that she had failed to take their interest to heart. Drawing upon recently released documents from the Carter Library, as well as on interviews with President and Mrs. Carter and latter's White House aides. Kaufman insightful narrative illuminates both the Carter years and the changing roles of women in the late twentieth century, while objectively critiquing Rosalynn Carter's part in a presidency that fell short of its promise. It portrays a dynamic and influential individual who undeniably helped mold the institution of first lady into its modern form. (Hard cover only) 206 pages (Dimensions 9 1/2, 5 1/2, 1)
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