Our Endangered Values by President Jimmy Carter, inscribed to the former owner of the Atlanta Braves, William Bartholomay.
Octavo, x, 212, . Black hardcover, title in silver on spine. First edition, fourth printing with partial number line on copyright page. In publisher’s near fine dust jacket, light shelf wear, retail price on front flap. Inscribed by former President Jimmy Carter on the front free endpaper: “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.