Prior to his death, former
President Gerald Ford had a number of conversations with journalist Thomas DeFrank,
conversations that Ford made DeFrank keep a secret until after his death.
Following Ford’s passing, Frank has announced that those discussions will be
made public in the Fall, in a yet to be
titled memoir published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons.
In the new book, DeFrank
promises Ford’s views on Richard Nixon, other
and foreign leaders, politics, the
what he expects to be a very enjoyable read.
"The Jerry Ford who
emerged from our conversations was profoundly different from his steady if
colorless stereotype: funny, reflective, chatty, gossipy-and unusually candid.
Historians can handle the heavy lifting; this book presents the human side of
an everyday guy talking like former presidents never do," said DeFrank.