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The Resource The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford, John Robert Greene

The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford, John Robert Greene

Label
The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford
Title
The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford
Statement of responsibility
John Robert Greene
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Reaching beyond the image of Ford as "healer" of a war-torn and scandal-ridden nation, John Robert Greene extends and revises our understanding of Ford's struggles to restore credibility to the presidency in the wake of Watergate and Vietnam. Few presidents had ever been asked to achieve so much in so little time against such great adversity. Greene shows that Ford's efforts to lead the nation were severely hampered by Nixon's misdeeds, by America's ignominious disengagement from an unpopular war, and by a watchdog Congress eager to put a brake on presidential power. Greene reveals evidence on Ford's roles in Watergate and challenges the prevailing view of the infamous Mayaguez incident. He argues persuasively that Ford made no "deal" with Nixon, but that his pardon of Nixon was costly nonetheless, for it shadowed his entire presidency thereafter. He also shows that the Mayaguez catastrophe was less a simple "rescue mission" than it was an attempt to revive sagging political fortunes by attacking Cambodia. In addition, Greene details Ford's rise to prominence within the Republican Party; chronicles the president's problematic relations with his staff, the new Democratic Congress, and Ronald Reagan; sheds new light on the selection and performance of Vice-President Nelson Rockefeller; offers new insights into the election of 1976; and provides a look at Ford's Amnesty Program for Vietnam Era Draft Evaders. --From publisher's description
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Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greene, John Robert
Dewey number
973.925/092
Index
index present
LC call number
E865
LC item number
.G74 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American presidency series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ford, Gerald R
  • Ford, Gerald R
  • Ford, Gerald R
  • Ford, Gerald R
  • Ford, Gerald R
  • United States
  • Politics and government
  • United States
  • Presidentschap
  • Politik
  • USA
  • USA
Label
The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford, John Robert Greene
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0a3e5-aa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Thank God, it worked" -- Transition -- "For God's sake, enough is enough" -- "Doesn't he have any sense of timing?" -- Stagflation -- "Brush fires" -- "A rogue elephant" -- "Reassessment" -- "The running" -- "Let's look ferocious" -- "I didn't take Reagan seriously" -- "The no-campaign campaign" -- "If I'm remembered, it will probably be for health the land."
Control code
ocm30474536
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 256 pages
Isbn
9780700606399
Lccn
94020037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o30474536
  • (OCoLC)30474536
Label
The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford, John Robert Greene
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0a3e5-aa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Thank God, it worked" -- Transition -- "For God's sake, enough is enough" -- "Doesn't he have any sense of timing?" -- Stagflation -- "Brush fires" -- "A rogue elephant" -- "Reassessment" -- "The running" -- "Let's look ferocious" -- "I didn't take Reagan seriously" -- "The no-campaign campaign" -- "If I'm remembered, it will probably be for health the land."
Control code
ocm30474536
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 256 pages
Isbn
9780700606399
Lccn
94020037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o30474536
  • (OCoLC)30474536

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