Books: The Lives Of The Saint

He's easy to like. He's easy to dislike. A new look at Jimmy Carter takes the former approach by far

What to do on the miserable January morning when you wake up and find you are no longer the most powerful man in the world?

Theodore Roosevelt mounted a grand, year-long safari to East Africa, where, nearsighted as Mr. Magoo, he fired off an astonishing amount of ammunition at every species in God's creation, to be stuffed for the American Museum of Natural History. Lyndon Johnson returned to his Texas ranch to drink and smoke and grow his hair long like a hippie and wait to die. Richard Nixon did brooding penance beside the Pacific, then went back East to reinvent...

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