Young Jerry Ford by Hendrik Booraem V
Athlete and Citizen

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A revealing portrait of the formative years of a future president of the United States.
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Rare has been the president whose life blended the individual drive that propels one to high office with the social responsibility of being an exemplary person. Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006) was one of those rare men.

In this biography Hendrik Booraem traces the early life of Gerald Ford in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to his high school graduation in 1931, showing how he developed the outlook and ideals that he brought to the White House. Ford's childhood offers telling glimpses of family and school, sports and recreation, and Western Michigan life in the Jazz Age and the Depression. Amply illustrated with photos from the 1920s and '30s, Young Jerry Ford shows the 38th President of the United States in a new and colorful light.
 

About Hendrik Booraem V

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Hendrik Booraem V is a social and political historian who has made studying the early lives of American presidents a lifelong specialty. Among the other presidents he has written books about are Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, James A. Garfield, and Calvin Coolidge.
 
Published May 22, 2013 by Eerdmans. 139 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books.
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A revealing portrait of the formative years of a future president of the United States.

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