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Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s

Yanek Mieczkowski


History has not been kind to Gerald Ford. His name evokes an image of either America's only unelected president, who abruptly pardoned his corrupt predecessor, or an accident-prone man who failed to provide skilled leadership to a country in domestic turmoil. This book reexamines Ford's two and a half years in office, showing that his presidency successfully confronted the most vexing crises of the postwar era. Surveying the state of America in the 1970s, the book focuses on the economic challenges facing the country. It argues that Ford's understanding of the national economy was better than ... More

Keywords: Gerald Ford, America, president, leadership, postwar era, Watergate, Republican Party, Jimmy Carter, GOP

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780813123493
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813123493.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yanek Mieczkowski, author