Gerald R. Ford: An Honorable Life – As Seen in Publisher’s Weekly

by Phillip Witteveen on May 20, 2013

Last week’s Publisher’s Weekly included a review of James Cannon’s Gerald R. Ford: An Honorable Life, calling it “a first-rate political history and a compassionate biography.” The book, written by Ford’s domestic policy adviser James Cannon, follows his unlikely career from Michigan linebacker to President of the United States.

“His portrait benefits greatly from intimate contact with Ford, as well as from numerous interviews conducted post-presidency, when Ford candidly assessed his time in office,” the reviewer said of Cannon.” The biographer’s unique perspective is not wholly uncritical either, but draws from Cannon’s honest impression of the man who made up for what he lacked in showmanship “with intelligence, understanding, and dedication.”

Read the full review at Publishers Weekly.


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