THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: When Ike Wore His Brown Suit

In nearly three years, there have been only a few good stories about Jimmy Carter as a human being at work in the White House. This shortage may provide an insight into his problem in governing.

We know the narratives of his peace missions and summitry. But around almost every recent President there has developed a rich literature from the human drama that takes place at the center. We had a touch of it with Bert Lance, a bit more in Carter's talks with Begin and Sadat, then a jiggle or two in...

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