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Gerald R. Ford and the politics of post-Watergate America /
edited by Bernard J. Firestone and Alexej Ugrinsky.
imprint
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1993.
description
2 v. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0313280096 (set : alk. paper) 031327973X (v. 1 : alk. paper) 0313279748 (v. 2 : alk. paper)
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Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1993.
isbn
0313280096 (set : alk. paper) 031327973X (v. 1 : alk. paper) 0313279748 (v. 2 : alk. paper)
general note
"Prepared under the auspices of Hofstra University."
catalogue key
3325163
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1993-03:
The presidential administration of Gerald Ford (1974-77), despite the diversion of the Nixon pardon, did a great deal to lead American national government toward a semblance of normality after the uproar of Vietnam and Watergate. Hofstra University in 1989 gathered some leading lights of that administration including President Ford himself and his main advisors (Hartmann, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Buchen) together with historians and political scientists to discuss its main challenges and accomplishments. The record of that conference, papers and transcripts of discussions, have been gathered into these two volumes. At a minimum, they will have documentary usefulness, giving the rationale of various actors for what they did. Jerald terHorst, for example, explains why he resigned over the Nixon pardon. In addition, valuable chapters recount some of the administrative activity that made the Ford presidency notable; for example, the efforts to stem inflation and, especially, the resuscitation of the Justice Department. A good starting point for many a term paper despite the unevenness of references and bibliography. Undergraduate through faculty collections. N. W. Polsby; University of California, Berkeley
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Summaries
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This two-volume collection draws together essays commissioned for the Hofstra University Presidential Conference on Gerald R. Ford. The essays and transcripts of panel discussions, prepared by academic political scientists and historians, as well as members of the Ford administration, are divided into sections devoted to such issues as the pardon of Richard Nixon, the Rockefeller vice-presidency, Middle East diplomacy, economic policy, and Ford's relations with the press. In a period when the Ford presidency is undergoing reevaluation, these essays will be of particular value.
Long Description
The Ford presidency has often been viewed as a relatively insignificant period in American history--an interlude between the Nixon scandal and the difficult Carter years. Today, however, the brief and relatively quiet period of Ford's tenure is beginning to be viewed as an important time in the development of American politics and society. This two-volume collection draws together essays commissioned for the Hofstra University Presidential Conference on Gerald R. Ford. The essays and transcripts of panel discussions, prepared by academic political scientists and historians, as well as members of the Ford administration, are divided into sections devoted to such issues as the pardon of Richard Nixon, the Rockefeller vice presidency, Middle East diplomacy, economic policy, and Ford's relations with the press. These volumes will be of particular interest to researchers involved with current American politics, social issues, and foreign affairs.
Table of Contents
Recent Titles in Contributions in Political Sciencep. ii
Prefacep. xi
the New York City Fiscal Crisisp. 357
Saving New York: the Ford Administration and the New York City Fiscal Crisisp. 359
Conclusionp. 380
Notesp. 381
Foreign Policyp. 405
The Decline of D├ętentep. 407
Notesp. 418
Gerald R. Ford and the Defense Budget: A Man Ahead of His Timep. 421
The Ford Administration and the United Nationsp. 431
Conclusionp. 446
Notesp. 447
Reforming the Intelligence Communityp. 461
Seeking a Piece of the Action: Congress and Its Intelligence Investigation of 1975-1976p. 463
Notesp. 487
Vietnamp. 503
Power Apprenticeship: Congressman Gerald R. Ford and the Vietnam War, 1964-1973p. 505
Conclusionp. 517
Notesp. 518
Gerald Ford and the War Powers Resolutionp. 523
Conclusionp. 533
Notesp. 534
The Final Days: The Political Struggle to End the Vietnam Warp. 539
the 1976 Electionp. 557
Campaigning for Public Support: Communications Structures in the Ford White Housep. 559
The 1976 Republican Nomination: An Examination of the Organizational Dynamicp. 583
the Ford Imagep. 613
Not a Lincoln but a Fordp. 614
Notesp. 615
""You'Ve Come a Long Way, Mr. President"": Betty Ford as First Ladyp. 623
Conclusionsp. 630
Notesp. 630
""A Nice Person Who Worked at the Job"": The Dilemma of the Ford Imagep. 633
Epiloguep. 665
The Ford Presidency: How It Looks Twelve Years Laterp. 667
Indexp. 673
About the Editors and Contributorsp. 697
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