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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (129 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas M. DeFrank Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 Write It When I’m Gone is not only a historical document but an unprecedented portrait of a president.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bgordonsgirl | 12/7/2013

    " This is one of the best political books ever. It reflects the man Gerald Ford was---honset, open, unpretentious. Or as honest as a politician ever is. I think he may be one of our greatest presidents, simply because he did not aspire to the office but came to it purely by twists of fate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Vincent | 10/15/2013

    " Bought it for a dollar at a Boston bookstore. Interesting read with lots of illuminating facts about Ford's presidency, although the remark referred to by the book's title is hardly earth-shattering. Still, for a dollar, I'd certainly recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pam | 9/23/2013

    " I did not know a lot about Ford but found myself not wanting him to grow old and die while I was getting to know him through the writer's eye. Ford become a real person to me. Also, reinforced my opinion of the press and how they report the news, events and people to the general public. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kim | 6/7/2013

    " ehhh...I found this book to be poorly written. Although I know very little about Gerald Ford, thus I did learn some interesting items about him. But, overall, I wasn't impressed. "

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