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Gerald Ford: A Resource Guide

President Gerald Ford reading the newspaper in the living quarters of the White House
President Gerald Ford reading the newspaper in the living quarters of the White House, Washington, D.C.
1 negative: film.
1975 Feb. 6.
Prints & Photographs Division.
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Selected Bibliography

Finding Books by and about Gerald Ford

The Library of Congress online catalog contains more than thirty subject headings for books related to Gerald Ford. To find works on any of these topics, select Basic Search, and enter the words Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006 into the search box; then choose the Subject Browse option. You will get the list of Ford-related subject headings. Click on any heading to see a list of titles with that subject heading and then click on any of the titles to access the book's bibliographic record.

From among the hundreds of Ford-related titles in the Library of Congress collections, the bibliography below highlights the most significant editions of works by Ford and selected biographies and other works particularly useful to general and younger readers.

Selected Works by Gerald Ford

Ford, Gerald R. A Time to Heal: The Autobiography of Gerald R. Ford. New York: Harper & Row, 1979.
LC Call Number: E866 .F67 1979 [Catalog Record]

Public Papers of the Presidents: Gerald R. Ford, 1974-77. 6 vols. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1975-79.
LC Call Number: J80 .A283 [Catalog Record]
Note: This work is available online on The American Presidency Project's Web site

Selected Biographies and other Studies of Ford

Brinkley, Douglas. Gerald R. Ford. New York: Times Books, 2007.
LC Call Number: E866 .B75 2007 [Catalog Record]

Cannon, James M. Time and Chance: Gerald Ford’s Appointment with History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1998.
LC Call Number: E866 .C36 1998 [Catalog Record]

Crain, Andrew Downer. The Ford Presidency: A History. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2009.
LC Call Number: E865 .C73 2009 [Catalog Record]

DeFrank, Thomas M. Write it When I’m Gone: Remarkable Off-the-Record Conversations with Gerald R. Ford. New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2007.
LC Call Number: E866 .D43 2007 [Catalog Record]

Greene, John Robert. The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1995.
LC Call Number: E865 .G74 1995 [Catalog Record]

Mieczkowski, Yanek. Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2005.
LC Call Number: E866 .M54 2005 [Catalog Record]

Schapsmeier, Edward L. Gerald R. Ford’s Date with Destiny: A Political Biography. New York: P. Lang, 1989.
LC Call Number: E866 .S33 1989 [Catalog Record]

Thompson, Kenneth W. The Ford Presidency: Twenty-Two Intimate Perspectives of Gerald R. Ford. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1988.
LC Call Number: E176.1 .P83 1982 vol. 7 [Catalog Record]
Note: This work is available online (PDF/ 21.4 Mb) on the Miller Center of Public Affairs's Web site. (Download Adobe Reader for PDFs)


Greene, John Robert. Gerald R. Ford: A Bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994.
LC Call Number: Z8308.34 .G74 1994 [Catalog Record]

Sayler, James, comp. Presidents of the United States--Their Written Measure: A Bibliography. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1996.
LC Call Number: Z1249.P7 S29 1996 [Catalog Record]

Younger Readers

Francis, Sandra. Gerald R. Ford: Our Thirty-Eighth President. Mankato, Minn.: Child’s World, 2009.
LC Call Number: E866 .F69 2009 [Catalog Record]

Randolph, Sallie G. Gerald R. Ford: President. New York: Walker, 1987.
LC Call Number: E866 .R36 1987 [Catalog Record]

Santella, Andrew. Gerald R. Ford. Minneapolis: Compass Point Books, 2004.
LC Call Number: E866 .S26 2004 [Catalog Record]

Stein, R. Conrad. Gerald R. Ford: America’s 38th President. New York: Children’s Press, 2005.
LC Call Number: E866 .S74 2005 [Catalog Record]

Waxman, Laura Hamilton. Gerald R. Ford. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Co., 2008.
LC Call Number: E866 .W395 2008 [Catalog Record]

Winget, Mary Mueller. Gerald R. Ford. Minneapolis: Twenty-First Century Books, 2007.
LC Call Number: E866 .W56 2007 [Catalog Record]Link disclaimer

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