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Gerald Ford and the challenges of the 1970s

Author: Yanek Mieczkowski
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2005.
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"History has not been kind to Gerald Ford. His name evokes an image of either America's only unelected president, who abruptly pardoned his corrupt predecessor, or an accident-prone man who failed to provide skilled leadership to a country in domestic turmoil. In Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s, historical Yanek Mieczkowski reexamines Ford's two and a half years in office, showing that his presidency
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Mieczkowski, Yanek.
Gerald Ford and the challenges of the 1970s.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2005
(OCoLC)607578343
Online version:
Mieczkowski, Yanek.
Gerald Ford and the challenges of the 1970s.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2005
(OCoLC)608381416
Named Person: Gerald R Ford; Gerald R Ford; Gerald R Ford
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Yanek Mieczkowski
ISBN: 0813123496 9780813123493
OCLC Number: 57134394
Description: xi, 455 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The leadership challenge --
Hungering for heroes --
The congenial Presidency --
Gerald Ford and the Ninety-fourth Congress --
Ford's vision for America --
pt. 2. The economic challenge --
The great inflation of the 1970s --
Taking aim at inflation --
Teetering on a knife's edge --
Rallying the nation to fight inflation --
The great recession of the 1970s --
Ford's 1975 State of the Union Program --
Economic initiatives, 1975-76 --
pt. 3. The energy challenge --
The energy crisis of the 1970s --
A new energy program --
The energy stalemate --
Breaking the energy logjam --
pt. 4. Diplomatic and political challenges --
Gerald Ford's internationalism --
Thunder from the right --
Back from the brink.
Responsibility: Yanek Mieczkowski.
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Yanek Mieczkowski re-examines Ford's years in office. Through the lens of economic events, he argues that Ford's understanding of the national economy was better than any modern president, that he  Read more...

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"By a masterful analysis, Mieczkowski shows how Ford restored credibility to government and promoted amicable relations with Congres." -- "Richard Lowitt, University of Oklahoma"

 
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