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Blue Smoke and Mirrors: How Reagan Won and Why Carter Lost the Election of 1980
Blue Smoke and Mirrors: How Reagan Won and Why Carter Lost the Election of 1980
By Jack W. Germond and Jules Witcover
Viking, 1981, 337 pp
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Old-fashioned political reporting in the worthy tradition of Theodore H. White. This is a story of dramatic failures-Edward Kennedy, John Anderson, and above all Jimmy Carter-and of the ability of the Reagan team to avoid fatal mistakes.