Pulitzer Prize-winner Jon Meacham's new book on the first President Bush is generating attention for what he had to say about Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, advisers to his son President George W. Bush. But there's a lot more inside the biography about the man Meacham describes as "the last moderate Republican."
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?
With only 44 members since the 1700s, it’s arguably the world’s most exclusive fraternity. They are bound forever by a shared experience and yet are rivals for history’s favor. We’re talking, of course, about the U.S. Presidency.