THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: Portrait of a Man Grown Larger

The Presidency

President Carter now has the body and face of a far younger man. His running has boiled off even the traces of fat, made his stomach almost concave. His muscles and bones have adjusted to the new physical challenge. The corners show. His face seems square from his jaw to his haircut, which has exposed his ears more and flattened the top. More angles. The stringiness so apparent when he first began jogging has disappeared. He is coiled physical vitality behind the desk in the Oval Office or sitting in an overstuffed...

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