Always a Reckoning by Jimmy Carter, inscribed to the former owner of the Atlanta Braves, Bill Bartholomay.
Small octavo, xi, 130pp. White hardcover, white cloth spine, title in silver on spine, author’s name stamped on front panel. In publisher’s dust jacket, $19.95 on front flap, fine condition. Book is signed on a Carter Center bookplate: “Best wishes to Bill Bartholomay, Jimmy Carter.”
William Bartholomay (1928-2020) was the former owner and Chairman of the Atlanta Braves. He worked with Jimmy Carter to bring the 1996 Summer Olympics to Atlanta. In the 1960s Bartholomay purchased the Milwaukee Braves, with the intention of moving them to Atlanta. The Atlanta Braves were the first MLB team in the Deep South, but it was a controversial move. In 1976, Bartholomay was approached by Ted Turner to sell his controlling interest in the team. Turner wished to broadcast the games on his Turner Broadcasting Network, making the Braves a household team across the nation.