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Write It When I'm Gone: Remarkable Off-The-Record Conversations with Gerald R. Ford

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  • Posted August 24, 2009

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    Thanks for the Insight...

    We have always had an idea that Gerald Ford was a great human being and

    Any of us around for the 1960's, and having any idea about Gerald Ford and the years of service he had given to this country, will likely enjoy reading this very personal memoir. Mr. DeFrank gives us an inside to this man who found himself on the Warren Commission, serving all through the tumultuous 60's and then as Richard Nixon's Vice President when Spiro Agnew was disgraced. We see him as he accepts the position, and as he and his family settle into the position.

    We learn more about his family and their trials and tribulations; and then we watch as he keeps his counsel and maintain his candor (for all but this one slip) as Richard Nixon and his team bring disgrace to themselves and the nation, and Gerald Ford has to walk in and with grace pick up the pieces.

    It hasn't been until much later (gee, we do always have to wait for maturity and experience) that a lot of the press and other realized that he in fact did make a very courageous decision when he decided to pardon President Nixon. (President Kennedy had a group of people that President Ford would have fit well into; those who make a courageous decision without concern for their political futures). This books lets you see how that disdain for his decisions affected he and Mrs. Ford and their family.

    The hardest part was reading as he began to fail and have health problems, as it was so reminicsent of my own father, that I cried. I always respected Senator and then Vice-President/President Ford. I felt very badly that we as a nation had seemed so ungrateful for all that he had done for us in our time of need.

    A very insightful book.

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