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Jimmy Carter in Plains: (Images of Modern America)

Robert Buccellato

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ISBN 10: 146711541X / ISBN 13: 9781467115414
Published by Arcadia Publishing, 2016
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Title: Jimmy Carter in Plains: (Images of Modern ...

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Publication Date: 2016

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The physical connections to most American presidents are deeply rooted in the past and unfamiliar. One can no longer see Washington's birthplace or William Henry Harrison's log cabin. Plains, Georgia, is different, and the attachment Americans have for it remains truly unique. Jimmy Carter in Plains: A Presidential Hometown tells the inspirational story of how one man and his community transformed a nation. When Jimmy Carter, a one-term governor of Georgia, announced his candidacy for president, few took him seriously. Yet, in just two years, he managed to pull off a spectacular and unprecedented victory, thanks to his personal style of politicking and the support of his hometown. Many of his neighbors campaigned for him, and they became known as the "Peanut Brigade." Crowds started to flock to the sleepy hamlet of Plains, making celebrities out of the candidate's mother, younger brother, and daughter. The exceptional photographs of Charles W. Plant guide the reader through the 1976 election, which made Plains "America's hometown."

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Praise For Jimmy Carter In Plains "I loved this book.  Many presidents are associated with a place.  Without understanding the place, you can't understand the president.  Few presidents are tied to a place like Jimmy Carter is to Plains.  Thanks to this excellent book, with its rare and fascinating photographs, we can now understand the small town that raised a president, and thus gain a greater understanding of the man."--Chris DeRose, New York Times bestselling author of "The Presidents' War."    "Has it really been 40 years since Jimmy Carter was elected president? Robert Buccellato's wonderful new book is a nostalgic reflection on the 1976 presidential campaign, when Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia was transformed from a sleepy Southern hamlet to the center of the political universe. Jimmy Carter in Plains takes readers back to a time when the lapels were wide, the cars were big, and a presidential candidate's campaign headquarters doubled as a train depot. Filled with rare photographs, this book provides an intimate glimpse into the extraordinary life and times of our 39th president. I enjoyed every page of it."-Matthew Algeo Author of The President is a Sick Man "This marvelous little book shines light on the truly populist campaign that landed Jimmy Carter in the White House.  You can actually SEE the authentic and regular-guy style of Jimmy Carter at work.  The images of Carter's small-town background are especially compelling.  Political and historical junkies will find this book a great piece of entertainment that doesn't discount the moral and visionary heft that Jimmy Carter brought to Washington, D.C."-Kevin Mattson Author of What the heck are you up to Mr President"Jimmy Carter in Plains is an inspiring, evocative look at the life of our 39th President, set against the backdrop of a small Southern town that has always been his anchor. In words and photographs, Robert Bucccellato has given us an accessible and engaging portrait of the legacy of this remarkable man." --Frye Gaillard, Author of  Prophet from Plains"As a presidential candidate and as president, Jimmy Carter remained a man of the South, deeply rooted in his hometown of Plains, Georgia. In this lovely pictorial history, Robert Buccellato brings the Carter campaign and its profound and continuing relationship to Plains vividly to life. In photos of the Carters, their campaign staff, the campaign itself, and the ways in which all of these continue to be commemorated in Plains, this book contributes to our understanding of Americana, political campaigns, small-town Southern life, and the Carter presidency"- Mary E Stuckey Author of  The Good Neighbor"Jimmy Carter in Plains by Robert Buccellato brings us ever closer to the background that Plains--a small Georgia town--provides in the life of the 39th president of the United States of America. Buccelato's carefully researched and organized tome is clearly the result of a passionate project, digging as deep as possible into archives in order to create this fantastic visual panorama for Plains. As the author acknowledges in his introduction, Plains exudes contemporary American history in every corner from the Billy Carter Service Station to the Jimmy Carter's boyhood home. Buccellato is a fine historian, weaving through images a story that will forever spark curiosity on the American public. The book is a fantastic archival testament to the timeliness of Jimmy Carter and Plains, Georgia."- Jose Blanco Author of Becoming Billy Carter"The book is a unique look at the relationship between President Carter and his hometown. Exclusive photographs from Charles Plant in this book weave a motif of Carter and his family in the town of Plains, Georgia and one-of-a-kind looks behind the scenes at the Carter family on election night 1976 and the next morning. Other campaign items in the work include the first ever Spanish-language mass produced literature from a major Presidential campaign, campaign posters and letters. From the book you get a clear sense of how Carter was able to connect with populations in rural areas on a very personal level and how his style of retail campaigning was honed at home."-The Florida Squeeze"What Robert has done through words and most importantly pictures is give us a snapshot into the life and the home of a man who believed great things were possible, no matter where you are from---and what he accomplished proved just that. This is not a political book. This is a book of hope and of appreciation that where we begin may not tell you how far you can go but it can be the starting point for everything in your life.It wasn't just that Jimmy Carter became President. It was that he showed that anyone could do it if they believed, put in the work and had a vision for what was possible.This is a book that will take you back into a former President's life but also remind us that moving forward that it all begins with a decision to do something great and then rallying others to believe it can happen for them as well."-Cyrus Webb Radio Show"With dozens of photos, the book is an interesting look, literally and figuratively, into the small town that fueled the rise of Jimmy Carter in the 1976 presidential campaign. The same town that serves as his home and inspiration today."-Dean Poling, The Valdosta Daily Times

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