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Records: Kissinger Made Plans to Attack Cuba

In several White House meetings, Kissinger advocated for strong action to stop Fidel Castro, fearful that his incursion in Africa was making the U.S. look weak

Great Moments in Navy History

The USS Gerald R. Ford will be the first aircraft carrier ever built without urinals, the independent Navy Times reports in a story not yet on line. In a related...

Betty Ford, Former First Lady, Dies at 93

The wife of former president Gerald Ford passed away Friday evening surrounded by family members.  Ford will be remembered as one of the most outspoken First...

Pelosi's Coming-Out Party

It just so happens that incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be launching her career as Democratic House leader the same week that the District hosted...

Different Strokes

After former President Gerald Ford suffered one or possibly two mild strokes while attending the Republican National Convention last week, his doctors quickly...

The Ford File and Its Surprises

Twenty-five years ago last Sunday night, there were thousands of people in Lafayette Park, eager witnesses to the final act of Richard Nixon's tortured...

Tribute: Gerald Ford

Gerald Ford came back from World War II, after a couple of brushes with death in the Pacific, determined to nudge the world toward peace. He climbed aboard...

The Spirit of '76

For Bob Teeter, the 1992 campaign is shaping up like a recurring nightmare. It was 16 years ago that Teeter, serving as Gerald Ford's campaign pollster, watched...

Gerald Ford Redux

TITLE: MEMORIES OF THE FORD ADMINISTRATION AUTHOR: JOHN UPDIKE PUBLISHER: KNOPF; 371 PAGES; $23 THE BOTTOM LINE: An obsessive and amusing history professor...

The Nation: Life with a Perfect Father

Since President Nixon nominated Gerald R. Ford to be Vice President, the Ford family has made two important decisions. One was not to move out of the...

Press: Stealing a Book Is Theft

A judge condemns the early exposure of the Ford memoirs Books by ex-Presidents have become a lucrative business. Each of the past four occupants of the White...

Nation: Ford: Ready to Tee Off?

In the wake of New Hampshire, there is li little doubt that for mer President Gerald Ford is on the verge of deciding whether to plunge into the race for the...

Pratfalls of the Presidency

It was almost enough to take one back to the days when Gerald Ford fell off a plane ramp and Americans began wondering about their President. Had he forgotten to...

Nation: Inside the Jerry Ford Drama

How the Republicans' dream ticket was born—and died The extraordinary hours in which the friends and agents of Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan tried to fashion a...

Nation: An Ex-President Is Available

Ford's chances of running are remote, but the possibility exists He is not a candidate for President, and will not become one. Unless . . . well, says Gerald...

Nation: Ford's Memoirs

"The monkey off my back " He was a "terribly proud man" who detested weakness in other people and often spoke "disparagingly of those whom he felt to be soft...

DIPLOMACY: How the Allies Rate Ford

His first trip to Europe as President had clearly tired Gerald Ford. By the time Air Force One jet touched down in Rome last week, on the final stop of an...

THE NEW PRESIDENT: A MAN FOR THIS SEASON

"It's the quality of the ordinary, the straight, the square that accounts for the great stability and success of our nation. It's a quality to be proud of...

Congress: Seeking a Coalition

One Republican with some firm ideas on how to make the G.O.P. more attractive to more voters is Michigan Congressman Gerald R. Ford. Writing in FORTUNE for...