Write It When I'm Gone: Remarkable Off-the-Record Conversations with Gerald R. Ford
Write It When I'm Gone Remarkable Off-the-Record Conversations with Gerald R Ford Author:Thomas M. DeFrank The New York Times bestseller?and the candid voice of an American president — In 1974, Newsweek correspondent Thomas M. DeFrank was interviewing Gerald Ford when the Vice President blurted out something astonishingly indiscreet. He then extracted a promise not to publish it. ?Write it when I?m dead,? Ford said? and thus began... more » a thirty-two-year relationship.
During the last fifteen years of their conversations, Ford opened up to DeFrank, speaking in a way few presidents ever have. Here the award-winning journalist reveals these private talks, as Ford discusses his experiences with his fellow presidents, the Warren Commission, and his exchanges with Bill Clinton during the latter?s impeachment process. In addition, he shares his thoughts about both Bush administrations, the Iraq war, his beloved wife Betty, and the frustrations of aging. Write It When I?m Gone is not only a historical document but an unprecedented portrait of a president.« less
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This book is interesting. President Ford was not a great President in the normal rating system, but he had issues to deal with that no president in modern day had been subject to which made his time in office unique.