Man Of The Year: Four Who Also Shaped Events

A Rough Apprenticeship, a New Beginning

He had passed through a difficult apprenticeship, plummeting in public esteem at one point to a 30% favorable rating. He was being regarded at home and abroad as a nice enough fellow but one without much flair for leadership or talent for using the formidable powers of his office. Then Jimmy Carter began to turn things around at Camp David, not during the deservedly acclaimed summit in September with Israel's Menachem Begin and Egypt's Anwar Sadat, but at a far less visible conference in April with Cabinet members and...

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