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31 Days: Gerald Ford, the Nixon Pardon, and a Government in Crisis

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In 31 Days, acclaimed historian Barry Werth takes readers inside the White House during the tumultuous days of August 1974, following Richard Nixon's resignation and the swearing-in of America's "accidental president," Gerald Ford. The Watergate scandal had torn the country apart. In a dramatic, day-by-day account of the new administrations inner workings, Werth shows how Ford, caught between political expedience, the countrys demands for justice, and his own moral compass, struggled valiantly to restore the nations tarnished faith in its leadership. With deft and refreshing analysis Werth illuminates how this unprecedented political upheaval produced new fissures and battle lines, as well as new opportunities for political advancement for ambitious young men such as Donald Rumsfeld, who had been Nixons ambassador to NATO, and Dick Cheney, already coolly efficient as Rumsfelds former deputy. A superbly crafted presidential history with all of the twists and turns of a thriller, 31 Days  sheds new light on the key players and political dilemmas that reverberate in todays headlines.

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The author takes readers inside the White House during the tumultuous days following Nixon's resignation and the swearing-in of Gerald Ford, revealing the ruthless maneuvering and day-to-day politicking behind everything from the pardon of Nixon to the rise of a new cadre of Republican movers and shakers.

About the Author

Barry Werth is the author of The Scarlet Professor, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is also the author of The Billion Dollar Molecule and Damages, and wrote the text for Alexander Tsiaras's Architecture and Design of Man and Woman and From Conception to Birth. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400078684
Author:
Werth, Barry
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Government - Executive Branch
Subject:
Ford, Gerald R.
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
7.98x5.32x.89 in. .67 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The author takes readers inside the White House during the tumultuous days following Nixon's resignation and the swearing-in of Gerald Ford, revealing the ruthless maneuvering and day-to-day politicking behind everything from the pardon of Nixon to the rise of a new cadre of Republican movers and shakers.
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