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|Named Person:||Richard M Nixon; Gerald R Ford; Gerald R Ford; Richard M Nixon|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
James M Cannon
|Description:||xvi, 496 p. ; -- cm.|
|Responsibility:||by James M. Cannon.|
Time and Chance also uncovers the early life of Ford, the thirty-eighth President. Born to wealth, rejected by his brutal father, reduced to poverty but saved by a courageous mother, the young Ford created a new identity and strove to reach his dreams. Through determination and good luck, he succeeded. Coming of age, he loved a captivating woman, lost her to his own ambition, loved another captivating woman, and almost lost her as well. To begin his political career, Ford confronted a corrupt political boss, beat the odds, and won. Quietly, doggedly, he worked his way up in the House of Representatives, winning loyal friends among Washington's most powerful, including Richard Nixon. He failed in his plot to become House Speaker, but won a greater prize - which he had never sought - the Presidency.
Once he was in the White House, Ford prevented the trial of Nixon and saved him from prison. Was there a deal between Nixon and Ford? Why did Ford pardon Nixon? Time and Chance offers the first categorical answers to these questions. It also recounts two quintessentially American sagas, opposite yet intertwined, with trenchant insight and unstinting grace.
- Nixon, Richard M. -- (Richard Milhous), -- 1913-1994.
- Ford, Gerald R., -- 1913-2006.
- Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
- Watergate Affair, 1972-1974.
- United States -- Politics and government -- 1969-1974.
- United States -- Politics and government -- 1974-1977.
- Political science.
- United States.