31 Days by Barry Werth
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31 Days
By Barry Werth

31 Days

Gerald Ford, the Nixon Pardon, and a Government in Crisis

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31 Days by Barry Werth

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In "31 Days," acclaimed historian Barry Werth takes readers inside the White House during the tumultuous days of August 1974, following Richard Nixon's resignation and the swearing-in of America's "accidental president," Gerald Ford. The Watergate scandal had torn the country apart. In a dramatic, day-by-day account of the new administration s inner workings, Werth shows how Ford, caught between political expedience, the country s demands for justice, and his own moral compass, struggled valiantly to restore the nation s tarnished faith in its leadership. With deft and refreshing analysis Werth illuminates how this unprecedented political upheaval produced new fissures and battle lines, as well as new opportunities for political advancement for ambitious young men such as Donald Rumsfeld, who had been Nixon s ambassador to NATO, and Dick Cheney, already coolly efficient as Rumsfeld s former deputy. A superbly crafted presidential history with all of the twists and turns of a thriller, "31 Days" sheds new light on the key players and political dilemmas that reverberate in today s headlines."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781400078684
ISBN-10: 1400078687
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 135mm x 23mm)
Pages: 398
Imprint: Anchor Books
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publish Date: 13-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Barry Werth

Barry Werth is the author of "The Scarlet Professor," which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is also the author of "The Billion Dollar Molecule" and "Damages," and wrote the text for Alexander Tsiaras's "Architecture and Design of Man and Woman and From Conception to Birth." He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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