Gerald R. Ford by James Cannon
An Honorable Life

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...Cannon (who died at 93 in 2011) spent years as a journalist, and that training shows in this smoothly readable account.
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“Not since Harry Truman succeeded Franklin D. Roosevelt twenty-nine years earlier had the American people known so little about a man who had stepped forward from obscurity to take the oath of office as President of the United States.”
—from Chapter 4

This is a comprehensive narrative account of the life of Gerald Ford written by one of his closest advisers, James Cannon. Written with unique insight and benefiting from personal interviews with President Ford in his last years, Gerald R. Ford: An Honorable Life is James Cannon’s final look at the simple and honest man from the Midwest.

 

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James Cannon was a journalist, serving notably as a war correspondent in Korea and vice president of Newsweek, as well as Domestic Policy Adviser to President Ford and Chief of Staff to Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker. He published several books, including an authorized biography of Ford, Time and Chance: Gerald Ford’s Appointment with History (University of Michigan Press, 1998).
 
Published April 16, 2013 by University of Michigan Press. 512 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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...Cannon (who died at 93 in 2011) spent years as a journalist, and that training shows in this smoothly readable account.

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