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Crisis: The Last Year of the Carter Presidency
Crisis: The Last Year of the Carter Presidency
By Hamilton Jordan
Putnam, 1982, 431 pp
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The author, as staff chief to President Carter, was "point man" (his phrase) for secret negotiations with the Shah of Iran and with Iranian contacts over the American hostages. This account is valuable not so much for precise events recounted as for what it reveals of the frustrations endured and the incapacity displayed by the Administration in dealing with an intractable situation. No one, the author least of all, emerges in a favorable light in this candid book.