Suggested Readings

Alter, Jonathan. His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, A Life. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2020.

Bird, Kai. The Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter. New York: Crown, 2021.

Carter, Jimmy. White House Diary. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.

Dallek, Robert. How Did We Get Here? From Theodore Roosevelt to Donald Trump. New York: Harper Collins, 2020.

Eizenstat, Stuart. President Carter: The White House Years. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2018.

Horowitz, Daniel. Jimmy Carter and the Energy Crisis of the 1970s: The “Crisis of Confidence” Speech of July 15, 1979; A Brief History with Documents. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2005.

Jacobs, Meg. Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970s. New York: Hill and Wang, 2016.

Johnstone, Christopher Lyle. “Electing Ourselves in 1976: Jimmy Carter and the American Faith.” Western Journal of Speech Communication 42 (1978): 241-249.

Lucas, Stephen, and Martin J. Medhurst. Words of a Century: The Top 100 American Speeches, 1900-1999. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Murphree, Vanessa and James Aucoin. “The Energy Crisis and the Media: Mobil Oil Corporation’s Debate with the Media 1973-1983. American Journalism, 27, no. 2 (2010): 7-30.

Rubenzer, Steven J. and Thomas R. Faschingbauer. Personality, Character, and Leadership in The White House: Psychologists Assess the Presidents. Washington, D.C.: Brassey’s, 2004.

Schlesinger, Robert. White House Ghosts: Presidents and Their Speechwriters from FDR to George W. Bush. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2008.

Audio-Visual Materials

Edge, Dan, Jane McMullen, Gesbeen Mohammad, and Robin Barnwell. The Power of Big Oil. Boston, MA: Frontline PBS Video, 2022. Online Video. https://www.pbs.org/wnet/peril-and-promise/series/the-power-of-big-oil-a-frontline-docuseries/

Online Resources

The Carter Center, https://www.cartercenter.org.

Dayden, David. “Polling: Nation Feeling Crisis of Confidence.” The American Prospect, 15 July 2022.  https://prospect.org/politics/polling-nation-feeling-crisis-of-confidence/.

H.R. 8444—The National Energy Act (1977-1978), https://www.congress.gov/bill/95th-congress/house-bill/8444.

Library of Congress, Oil and Gas Industry Research Guide, https://guides.loc.gov/oil-and-gas-industry.

OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), https://www.opec.org/opec_web/en/.

President Carter’s Energy Proposals: A Perspective (PDF), https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/95th-congress-1977-1978/workingpaper/77doc587_0.pdf.

Strong, Robert A. “Jimmy Carter: Life Before the Presidency.” UVA Miller Center, https://millercenter.org/president/carter/life-before-the-presidency.

United States Department of Energy, https://www.energy.gov.