The New York Times bestseller—and the candid voice of an American president
In 1974, Newsweek
correspondent Thomas M. DeFrank was interviewing Gerald Ford when the vice president blurted out something astonishingly indiscreet. He then
extracted a promise not to publish it. “Write it when I’m dead,” Ford
said—and thus began a thirty-two-year relationship. During the
last fifteen years of their conversations, Ford opened up to DeFrank,
speaking in a way few presidents ever have. Here the award-winning
journalist reveals these private talks, as Ford discusses his
experiences with his fellow presidents, the Warren Commission, and his
exchanges with Bill Clinton during the latter?s impeachment process. In
addition, he shares his thoughts about both Bush administrations, the
Iraq war, his beloved wife Betty, and the frustrations of aging. Write It When I’m Gone is not only a historical document but an unprecedented portrait of a president.
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