By Scott Kaufman
With 30 historiographical essays via verified and emerging students, this Companion is a finished photograph of the presidencies and legacies of Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter.
- Examines vital nationwide and foreign occasions in the course of the Seventies, in addition to presidential projects, crises, and legislation
- Discusses the biography of every guy ahead of coming into the White condominium, his legacy and paintings after leaving workplace, and the lives of Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, and their families
- Covers key issues and matters, together with Watergate and the pardon of Richard Nixon, the Vietnam warfare, neoconservatism and the increase of the recent correct, and the Iran hostage crisis
- Incorporates presidential, diplomatic, army, financial, social, and cultural history
- Uses the newest study and newly published records from the 2 Presidential Libraries and the nation Department
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