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Gerald R. Ford: The 38th President 1974-1977 (The American President Series)

Gerald R. Ford: The 38th President 1974-1977 (The American President Series)

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When Gerald R. Ford entered the White House in August 1974, he inherited a presidency tarnished by the Watergate scandal, the economy was in a recession, the Vietnam War was drawing to a close, and he had taken office without having been elected. Most observers gave him little chance of success, especially after he pardoned Richard Nixon just a month into his presidency, an action that outraged many Americans, but which Ford thought was necessary to move the nation forward. Many people today think of Ford as a man who stumbled a lot - clumsy on his feet and in politics - but acclaimed historian Douglas Brinkley shows him to be a man of independent thought and conscience, who never allowed party loyalty to prevail over his sense of right and wrong. Brinkley draws on exclusive interviews with Ford and on previously unpublished documents (including a remarkable correspondence between Ford and Nixon stretching over four decades), fashioning a masterful reassessment of Gerald R. Ford’s presidency and his underappreciated legacy to the nation.
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ISBN: 9780805069099

Published Date: January 1, 2007

Publisher: Times Books

Language: English

Page Count: 199

Size: 8.89" l x 5.82" w x 0.88" h