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President Carter: The White House Years

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Stuart Eizenstat was at Jimmy Carter’s side from the president's political rise in Georgia through four years in the White House. As Chief Domestic Policy Adviser, he was directly involved in all domestic and economic decisions as well as many foreign policy ones during the Carter presidency. 
Famous for the legal pads he took to every meeting, Eizenstat draws on more than 7500 pages of notes and 350 interviews with all of the major figures of the time, to write the comprehensive history of an underappreciated president―and to provide an intimate view on how the presidency works.  



  • Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat

    Author, President Carter: The White House Years, and former Chief Domestic Policy Adviser and Executive Director of the White House Policy staff under President Carter



  • Ambassador David Aaron

    Former Deputy National Security Adviser to President Carter
  • Douglas Besharov

    Norman and Florence Brody Professor, University of Maryland School of Public Policy, and first director of the U.S. National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Bertram Carp

    Principal at Alignment Government Strategies, former legislative counsel to Senator Walter Mondale, and former Deputy Assistant for Domestic Affairs to President Carter
  • Ambassador Robert Hunter

    Senior Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University (SAIS), and former member of the National Security Council staff under President Carter