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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Greene, John Robert, 1955-
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2004
|Named Person:||Betty Ford; Betty Ford|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
John Robert Greene
|Description:||xv, 166 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
"The Congress Got a Minority Leader, and I Lost a Husband" --
"She Was Beginning to Flower a Little" --
"I Just Figured that It Was Time that Somebody Spoke Up" --
The "First Mama" and the Election of 1976 --
"My Name is Betty Ford ..." --
|Series Title:||Modern first ladies.|
|Responsibility:||John Robert Greene.|
"An independent, free spirit who regularly ranks among the most-admired first ladies, Betty Ford is considered by many to be the most outspoken since Eleanor Roosevelt: she spoke her mind publicly and frequently, sometimes sending the president's political advisors running for cover. This is the first book to address the successes and failures of her advocacy, the effect of her candor, and the overall impact of her brief tenure as First Lady.".
"John Robert Greene traces Betty Ford's problems and triumphs from her childhood through her husband's entire political career, including his controversial presidency, which thrust her into an unrelenting media spotlight. He then tells how she confronted her personal demons, and became a symbol of courage for women throughout the nation."--BOOK JACKET.