Betty Ford: A Symbol of Strength

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Nova History Publishers, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 143 pages
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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, candour, 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.

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JEFFREY S. ASHLEY is Assistant Professor of Political Science, Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, Michigan. In addition to essays in published collections, he is the co-author, with Zachary Smith, of Groundwater Politics and Policy in the West.

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