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.