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The Resource Gerald Ford and the challenges of the 1970s, Yanek Mieczkowski

Gerald Ford and the challenges of the 1970s, Yanek Mieczkowski

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Gerald Ford and the challenges of the 1970s
Title
Gerald Ford and the challenges of the 1970s
Statement of responsibility
Yanek Mieczkowski
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "History has not been kind to Gerald Ford. His name evokes an image of either America's only unelected president, who abruptly pardoned his corrupt predecessor, or an accident-prone man who failed to provide skilled leadership to a country in domestic turmoil. In Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s, historical Yanek Mieczkowski reexamines Ford's two and a half years in office, showing that his presidency successfully confronted the most vexing crises of the postwar era. Mieczkowski argues that Ford's understanding of the national economy was better than that of any other modern president, that Ford oversaw a dramatic reduction of inflation, and that his attempts to solve the energy crisis were based in sound economic principles."
  • "In the author's reassessment of this underrated president, Ford emerges as a skilled executive, an effective diplomat, and a leader with a clear vision for America's future. Working to heal a divided nation, Ford unified the GOP and laid the groundwork for the Republican resurgence in subsequent decades."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.925/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E866
LC item number
.M54 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Gerald Ford and the challenges of the 1970s, Yanek Mieczkowski
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 421-433) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The leadership challenge -- Hungering for heroes -- The congenial Presidency -- Gerald Ford and the Ninety-fourth Congress -- Ford's vision for America -- pt. 2. The economic challenge -- The great inflation of the 1970s -- Taking aim at inflation -- Teetering on a knife's edge -- Rallying the nation to fight inflation -- The great recession of the 1970s -- Ford's 1975 State of the Union Program -- Economic initiatives, 1975-76 -- pt. 3. The energy challenge -- The energy crisis of the 1970s -- A new energy program -- The energy stalemate -- Breaking the energy logjam -- pt. 4. Diplomatic and political challenges -- Gerald Ford's internationalism -- Thunder from the right -- Back from the brink
Control code
ocm57134394
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 455 pages
Isbn
9780813123493
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004026890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)57134394
Label
Gerald Ford and the challenges of the 1970s, Yanek Mieczkowski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 421-433) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The leadership challenge -- Hungering for heroes -- The congenial Presidency -- Gerald Ford and the Ninety-fourth Congress -- Ford's vision for America -- pt. 2. The economic challenge -- The great inflation of the 1970s -- Taking aim at inflation -- Teetering on a knife's edge -- Rallying the nation to fight inflation -- The great recession of the 1970s -- Ford's 1975 State of the Union Program -- Economic initiatives, 1975-76 -- pt. 3. The energy challenge -- The energy crisis of the 1970s -- A new energy program -- The energy stalemate -- Breaking the energy logjam -- pt. 4. Diplomatic and political challenges -- Gerald Ford's internationalism -- Thunder from the right -- Back from the brink
Control code
ocm57134394
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 455 pages
Isbn
9780813123493
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004026890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)57134394

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