The Resource When the center held : Gerald Ford and the rescue of the American presidency, Donald Rumsfeld

When the center held : Gerald Ford and the rescue of the American presidency, Donald Rumsfeld

Label
When the center held : Gerald Ford and the rescue of the American presidency
Title
When the center held
Title remainder
Gerald Ford and the rescue of the American presidency
Statement of responsibility
Donald Rumsfeld
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the wake of Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal, it seemed the United States was coming apart. America had experienced a decade of horrifying assassinations; the unprecedented resignation of first a vice president and then a president of the United States; intense cultural and social change; and a new mood of cynicism sweeping the country-a mood that, in some ways, lingers today. Into that divided atmosphere stepped an unexpected, unelected, and largely unknown American-Gerald R. Ford. In contrast to every other individual who had ever occupied the Oval Office, he had never appeared on any ballot either for the presidency or the vice presidency. Ford simply and humbly performed his duty to the best of his considerable ability. By the end of his 895 days as president, he would in fact have restored balance to our country, steadied the ship of state, and led his fellow Americans out of the national trauma of Watergate. And yet, Gerald Ford remains one of the least studied and least understood individuals to have held the office of the President of the United States. In turn, his legacy also remains severely underappreciated. In When the Center Held, Ford's Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld candidly shares his personal observations of the man himself, providing a sweeping examination of his crucial years in office. It is a rare and fascinating look behind the closed doors of the Oval Office, including never-before-seen photos, memos, and anecdotes, from a unique insider's perspective-"engrossing and informative" (Kirkus Reviews) reading for any fan of presidential history
Summary
"A revealing political memoir of the presidency of Gerald Ford as seen through the eyes of Donald Rumsfeld--the New York Times bestselling author, and Ford's former Secretary of Defense and Chief of Staff, and longtime personal confidant"--
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10663611
Cataloging source
BT
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1932-
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Rumsfeld, Donald
Dewey number
973.925092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Ford, Gerald R
  • Rumsfeld, Donald
  • Presidents
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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Gerald Ford and the rescue of the American presidency
Label
When the center held : Gerald Ford and the rescue of the American presidency, Donald Rumsfeld
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Publication
Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 331 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501172946
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
When the center held : Gerald Ford and the rescue of the American presidency, Donald Rumsfeld
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 331 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501172946
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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