Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford (Hardback)
  • Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford (Hardback)
zoom

Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford (Hardback)

(author), (author of introduction), (primary creator)
£41.00
Hardback 232 Pages / Published: 01/10/2007
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Gerald R. Ford stepped into the American presidency during a constitutional crisis that many believed was the country's worst since the Civil War. Extraordinary Circumstances is a stunning collection of behind-closed-doors images by President Ford's personal photographer, David Hume Kennerly. Seen here are intimate scenes of the inner workings of the White House; Ford's family and much-beloved wife Betty; and many of the twentieth-century's most compelling and elusive figures, including Queen Elizabeth II, Leonid Brezhnev, Emperor Hirohito, Deng Xioping, Anwar Sadat, Yitzhak Rabin, Richard Nixon, Andy Warhol, and George Harrison. The book follows Gerald Ford from the day President Nixon appointed him as vice president through the tumultuous early crises of his presidency, including his controversial pardon of Nixon, the U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam, and his wife Betty's breast cancer, to the end of his presidency after losing to Jimmy Carter. Adding depth and perspective to the photos are excerpts from exclusive interviews with President Ford, President Jimmy Carter, President George H. W. Bush, Henry Kissinger, Donald Rumsfeld, Richard Cheney, Alan Greenspan, and other prominent members of the Ford administration. Extraordinary Circumstances is sponsored and published by the Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin, the home of the David Hume Kennerly Photographic Archive. It features an introduction by NBC's Tom Brokaw and an overview of Ford's life by famed historian Richard Norton Smith.

Publisher: Center for American History
ISBN: 9780976669715
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 2381 g
Dimensions: 343 x 267 x 19 mm

You may also be interested in...

Don McCullin
Added to basket
£50.00
Hardback
Wild About Chiswick
Added to basket
Shaped By War
Added to basket
£30.00
Hardback
Money and Tough Love
Added to basket
Wild About Sheen and Mortlake
Added to basket
The 1960s
Added to basket
Unreasonable Behaviour
Added to basket
J.J. Waller's Brighton: Volume 2
Added to basket
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
Added to basket
New York. Portrait of a City
Added to basket
Hackney from Stamford Hill to Shoreditch
Added to basket
Tulsa
Added to basket
£18.99
Paperback
Wild About Wimbledon
Added to basket
Before They Pass Away
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.