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Carters’ Open Door to Biographers May Be Helping Rehabilitate President’s Image

No Carter biographer has had to work like Robert Caro, an outsider who moved to Texas and carefully went to work on President Johnson’s friends and neighbors, proceeding from the periphery to the center of power.

Jimmy Carter in 1976.

Jimmy Carter in 1976. Library of Congress via Wikimedia Commons

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CARL ROLLYSON

Mr. Rollyson is the author of The Life of William Faulkner and The Last Days of Sylvia Plath. He has published fourteen biographies and has written about biography for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington, Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The New Criterion, and other publications.

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