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A time to heal: the autobiography of Gerald R. Ford. by  Gerald Ford - Hardcover - ©1987 - from Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co., LLC (PRB&M)  and

A time to heal: the autobiography of Gerald R. Ford.

by Ford, Gerald

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Norwalk, Conn.: Easton Press, ©1987. 8vo. [8], 454 pp.

This copy is SIGNED by President Gerald Ford. From Easton Press's "Library of the Presidents" series, this offering includes the introductory pamphlet by Henry Kissinger.
    Stepping into the presidency amidst scandal, war, and a poor economy, Gerald Ford was presented with some very difficult leadership challenges. On the one hand, he was the right man at the right time: His honesty and reassurance restored the confidence in the presidency that been lost during the Watergate scandal, and his negotiation of the Helsinki Agreement contributed to the end of the Cold War. However, Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon eroded much of the trust he had built early in his term. This fateful decision, together with the fall of Saigon and his inability to "whip inflation," were the main factors that cost him reelection. This memoir speaks to his role in navigating the challenges of his time with the same honesty and straightforwardness that characterized his tenure as president. Full red leather, covers lavishly gilt-stamped with a pattern of elephants, spine with raised bands, gilt title, author's name, and gilt elephants within "compartments." Endpapers bear a version of the image of the obverse side of the Great Seal of the United States. Silk ribbon placemarker. All edges gilt. Fine condition.


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