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Betty Ford: A Symbol of Strength (A Volume in the Presidential Wives Series)
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Authors: Ashley, Jeffrey A. (Eastern Illinois University) 
Book Description:
Betty Ford is remembered as one of the most outspoken and influential first ladies of all time. Although she entered into the White House during turbulent times, Mrs. Ford captivated a nation and provided them with someone they could trust. Serving immediately following the Watergate scandal meant that she would be subjected to greater scrutiny than most of her predecessors. Fortunately for the country, Mrs. Ford did not shy away from the challenge. Her positive attitude, candor, and honesty were refreshing remedies for an ailing nation and set the standard for the modern first lady. She championed many issues including alcohol and drug abuse, women’s rights, breast cancer awareness and other social concerns. This new biography sheds light on this charismatic first lady.

Table of Contents:
Preface; PRE-WHITE HOUSE: Early Years; Teens and Early Adulthood; Gerald R. Ford, Jr.; New Job, New Family; Betty’s Identity; 1964-1973; THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH: One Step Away; A New Era; The Symbolic Role; Betty’s Causes; Election Hopes; POST-WHITE HOUSE: A New Life; The Ford Legacy; Notes; Bibliography.

      Presidential Wives
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2004
   ISBN: 1-59454-149-3
   Status: AV
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