Gerald Ford, “Remarks on Signing a Proclamation Granting Pardon to Richard Nixon,” Sources

Suggested Readings, Audio-Visual Materials, and On-Line Resources 

Readings

Brinkley, Douglas. Gerald R. Ford. New York: Times Books, 2007.

Campbell, Karlyn Kohrs, and Kathleen Hall Jamieson. Deeds Done in Words: Presidential Rhetoric and the Genres of Governance. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1990. 

Cannon, James. Time and Chance: Gerald Ford’s Appointment with History. New York, HarperCollinsPublishers, 1994. 

Casserly, John J. The Ford White House: The Diary of a Speechwriter. Boulder: Colorado Associated University Press, 1977. 

Firestone, Bernard J., and Alexej Ugrinsky. Gerald R. Ford and the Politics of Post- Watergate America, 2 vols. Westport, CT: Greenport Press, 1993. 

Ford, Gerald R. A Time to Heal: The Autobiography of Gerald R. Ford. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, Inc., 1979.  

—.  Humor and the Presidency. New York: Arbor House, 1987. 

Greene, John Robert. Presidential Profiles: The Nixon-Ford Years. New York: Facts on File, Inc., 2006. 

Greene, John Robert. The Limits of Power: The Nixon and Ford Administrations. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992. 

—.  The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1995.

Hartmann, Robert T. Palace Politics. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1980. 

Klumpp, James F., and Jeffrey K. Lukehart. “The Pardoning of Richard Nixon: A Failure in Motivational Strategy.” Western Journal of Speech Communication 42 (1978): 116-123. 

Mieczkowski, Yanek. Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2005. 

Mollenhoff, Clark R. The Man Who Pardoned Nixon. New York: St. Martin’s Press, Inc., 1976. 

Maynard, Christopher A. “Manufacturing Voter Confidence: A Video Analysis of the American 1976 Presidential and Vice-presidential Debates.” Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television, 17 (1997): 523-562. 

Reeves, Richard. A Ford, Not a Lincoln. New York: Harcourt Bruce Jovanovich, 1975. 

Reichley, A. James. Conservatives in an Age of Change: The Nixon and Ford Administrations. Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution, 1981. 

Rozell, Mark J. The Press and the Ford Presidency. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1992. 

Schapsmeier, Edward L., and Frederick H. Gerald R. Ford’s Date With Destiny: A Political Biography.  New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 1989. 

terHorst, Jerald F. Gerald Ford and the Future of the Presidency. New York: Joseph Okpaku Publishing Company, Inc., 1974. 

Thompson, Kenneth W. The Ford Presidency: Twenty-two Intimate Perspectives of  Gerald R. Ford. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1988. 

Updike, John. Memories of the Ford Administration. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. 

Vestal, Bud. Jerry Ford, Up Close: An Investigative Biography. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1974. 

Werth, Barry. 31 Days. New York: Doubleday, 2006. 

Wilson, Robert A. Character Above All: Ten Presidents from FDR to George Bush. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995. 

Woods, Randall Bennett. Quest for Identity: America Since 1945. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005. 

Audio-Visual Materials 

Gerald Ford In His Own Words. CBS Evening News. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPxz8vA6f2I. Video Recording. 

Gerald Ford Pardons Richard Nixon. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA248umorTk. Audio Recording.

Gerald R. Ford Pardons Former President Richard Nixon. The History Channel. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ford-pardons-nixon. Video Recording. 

Gerald Ford Defends His Pardon in Front of the Judiciary Committee. The History Channel. http://www.history.com/videos/ford-defends-nixon-pardon. Video Recording. 

Gerald Ford Biography. The Biography Channel. http://www.biography.com/articles/Gerald-Ford-9298683. Video Recordings. 

President Gerald Ford Dead.  ABC News Now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzgB_w1tO5M. Video Recording. 

Remembering Gerald Ford.  CBS News: “Face the Nation.” http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=2318443n. 

Richard M. Nixon Announces His Resignation. Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia. http://millercenter.org/scripps/archive/speeches/detail/5598. Video Recording. 

Nixon White House Tapes. Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Virtual Library. http://www.nixonlibrary.gov/virtuallibrary/tapeexcerpts/index.php. Audio Recording and Transcripts. 

Richard M. Nixon: The Watergate Tapes. UC Berkeley Moffitt Library Media Resource Center. http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/watergate.html. Audio and transcripts. 

On-Line Resources 

Baker, Peter. “38th President Leaves A Legacy of Healing; Ford to Lie in State at Capitol Before Service at Cathedral.” Washington Post. December 28, 2006: A1, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/27/AR2006122700727.html

Clinton, William J. “Remarks on Presenting the Congressional Gold Medal to Former President Gerald R. Ford and Former First Lady Betty Ford. October 27th, 1999.” The American Presidency Project, http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=56803&st=&st1=. 

Ford, Gerald R. “Address to the Nation Pardoning Richard M. Nixon.” American Rhetoric.com, http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/ geraldfordpardonofnixon.htm.   

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum, http://www.ford.utexas.edu/

“Gerald R. Ford; An Unlikely President Who Restored Trust in the Office.”Washington Post. December 28, 2006: A26, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/27/AR2006122701489.html

Nichols, Bill, and Tom Vanden Brook. “Ford Dies at 93; Helped Reunite Divided Nation After Becoming 38th President.” USA Today. December 27, 2006: 1A, http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/news/20061227/1a_cover27.art.htm.  

Nixon, Richard M. “Address to the Nation About the Watergate Investigations.” April 30th, 1973. The American Presidency Projecthttp://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=3824&st=&st1=. 

Nixon, Richard M. “Statement About the Watergate Investigations.” August 15th, 1973. The American Presidency Project, http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=3935&st=&st1=. 

Smith, J.Y., and Lou Cannon. “Gerald R. Ford, 93, Dies; Led in Watergate’s Wake.”  Washington Post. December 27, 2006: A1, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/27/AR2006122700528.html

“The Legacy of President Gerald R. Ford .” Larry King Live. CNN.com, http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0612/27/lkl.02.html

The White House, “Biography of Gerald R. Ford,” http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/gf38.html

“Unassuming Ford Was Perfect Salve For a Wounded Nation.” USA Today. December 28, 2006: 11A, http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/news/20061228/edtwo28.art.htm.

Watergate.Info. “President Ford’s Pardon of Richard Nixon,” http://watergate.info/ford/pardon.shtml.