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John Robert Greene

University Press of Kansas

Gerald Ford became the 38th president of this country only because his predecessor, Richard Nixon, resigned the office. His presidency lasted only 865 days because he was defeated for election on his own by Jimmy Carter. So the question becomes: Why is Gerald Ford’s presidency worth examining?

Betty Ford: A FLOTUS With Power

Jun 18, 2013
University of Kansas Press

Known for her advocacy of the Equal Rights Amendment, Betty Ford often spoke her mind freely, despite the fact that her political beliefs did not always align with her husband's.

On Wednesday's Up to Date, author John Robert Greene, author of Betty Ford: Candor and Courage in the White House, takes a deeper look at this controversial woman who remains one of history's most outspoken and influential first ladies.