The Resource Betty Ford

Betty Ford

Label
Betty Ford
Title
Betty Ford
Statement of responsibility
Lisa McCubbin ; foreword by Susan Ford Bales
Title variation
Betty Ford
Title variation remainder
First Lady, womens advocate, survivor, trailblazer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Five Presidents and The Kennedy Detail comes an "insightful and beautifully told look into the life of one of the most public and admired first ladies" (Publishers Weekly)—Betty Ford. 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 interviews with her children, Susan Ford Bales and Steven Ford, as well as family, friends, and colleagues, Betty Ford is "a vivid picture of a singularly influential woman" (Bookpage)
Summary
Drawing on interviews with family, friends, and colleagues, a biography of the groundbreaking, candid, and resilient First Lady discusses her marriage, her determination to speak out on controversial issues, and her founding of the Betty Ford Center
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
Biography type
individual biography
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10692303
Cataloging source
DLC
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  • McCubbin, Lisa
  • Bales, Susan Ford
Dewey number
  • 973.925092
  • 920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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First Lady, women's advocate, survivor, trailblazer
Label
Betty Ford
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:cba9ce75-932c-4b48-a7bb-586c64d15e80
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781501164743
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Betty Ford
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:cba9ce75-932c-4b48-a7bb-586c64d15e80
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781501164743
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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