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The Resource Betty Ford : First Lady, women's advocate, survivor, trailblazer, Lisa McCubbin ; foreword by Susan Ford Bales

Betty Ford : First Lady, women's advocate, survivor, trailblazer, Lisa McCubbin ; foreword by Susan Ford Bales

Label
Betty Ford : First Lady, women's advocate, survivor, trailblazer
Title
Betty Ford
Title remainder
First Lady, women's advocate, survivor, trailblazer
Statement of responsibility
Lisa McCubbin ; foreword by Susan Ford Bales
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An intimate and insightful biography of Betty Ford, the groundbreaking, candid, and resilient First Lady and wife of President Gerald Ford, from the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Five Presidents and Mrs. Kennedy and Me. Betty Ford: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer is the inspiring story of an ordinary Midwestern girl thrust onto the world stage and into the White House under extraordinary circumstances. Setting a precedent as First Lady, Betty Ford refused to be silenced by her critics as she publicly championed equal rights for women, and spoke out about issues that had previously been taboo--breast cancer, depression, abortion, and sexuality. Privately, there were signs something was wrong. After a painful intervention by her family, she admitted to an addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs. Her courageous decision to speak out publicly sparked a national dialogue, and in 1982, she co-founded the Betty Ford Center, which revolutionized treatment for alcoholism and inspired the modern concept of recovery. Lisa McCubbin also brings to light Gerald and Betty Ford's sweeping love story: from Michigan to the White House, until their dying days, their relationship was that of a man and woman utterly devoted to one another other--a relationship built on trust, respect, and an unquantifiable chemistry. Based on intimate in-depth interviews with all four of her children, Susan Ford Bales, Michael Ford, Jack Ford, and Steven Ford, as well as family friends, and colleagues, Betty Ford: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer is a deeply personal, empathic portrait of an outspoken First Lady, who was first and foremost a devoted wife and mother. With poignant details and rare insight, McCubbin reveals a fiercely independent woman who had a lively sense of humor, unwavering faith, and an indomitable spirit--the true story behind one of the most admired and influential women of our time"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
FMG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCubbin, Lisa
Dewey number
  • 973.925092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E867
LC item number
.M43 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ford, Betty
  • Presidents' spouses
Label
Betty Ford : First Lady, women's advocate, survivor, trailblazer, Lisa McCubbin ; foreword by Susan Ford Bales
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-392) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1050321075
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xvii, 411 pages
Isbn
9781501164682
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018009239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1050321075
Label
Betty Ford : First Lady, women's advocate, survivor, trailblazer, Lisa McCubbin ; foreword by Susan Ford Bales
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-392) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1050321075
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xvii, 411 pages
Isbn
9781501164682
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018009239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1050321075

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