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DeFrank, Thomas M
Write it when I'm gone : remarkable off-the-record conversations with Gerald R. Ford / Thomas M. DeFrank
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2007
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  E866 .D43 2007    AVAILABLE
Subject Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006
Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006 -- Interviews
Subject(s) Presidents -- United States -- Biography
Presidents -- United States -- Interviews
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 1974-1977
United States -- Politics and government -- 1977-1981
United States -- Politics and government -- 1981-1989
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
DeFrank, Thomas M
Physical Description 258 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes index
Contents April 1974 -- Air Force Two -- White House years -- New life/Jerry Ford Inc. -- 1991 -- the first interview/Nixon -- The Reagans -- The Clintons -- Carter, 41, and 43 -- Staying in the game -- Personalities -- Lifestyles -- March 2004 -- Growing old -- Lunch with a legend--May 11, 2006 -- November 2006
Summary In an series of private interviews, conducted over sixteen years with the stipulation that they not be released until after his death, the 38th President of the United States reveals a profoundly different side of himself: funny, reflective, gossipy, strikingly candid. In 1974, journalist DeFrank, then a young correspondent for Newsweek, was interviewing Vice President Gerald R. Ford when Ford blurted out something indiscreet, came around his desk, grabbed DeFrank's tie, and told the reporter he could not leave the room until he promised not to publish it. "Write it when I'm dead," he said--and that agreement formed the basis for their relationship for the next 32 years. During that time, they talked frequently, but from 1991 to shortly before Ford's death, the interviews became unguarded conversations in which Ford talked in a way few presidents ever have.--From publisher description
Alternate Author Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006

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