Truth & Honor: The President Ford Story

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President Ford was America’s thirty-eighth president. He is most known for taking over after President Nixon was impeached from office, but that is just a tiny part of his story. He had a great childhood following three rules: “tell the truth, work hard and be on time for dinner.” Gerald worked hard in high school and went on to college playing football at the University of Michigan. Gerald decided instead of playing professional ball he wanted to make a difference as a lawyer and eventually run for congress. America entered WWII and Gerald’s plans were put on hold so he could serve his country in the Navy. Gerald ran and won becoming a member of the house of representatives and stayed in Congress for twenty-five years. The President and vice president were accused of breaking the law and the vice president stepped down. President Nixon asked Gerald if he would step in as Vice President. Gerald said yes. Later, President Nixon was forced to leave office and President Gerald R. Ford took his place.

The writing was well done. I thought the text was just long enough to give a child good information without making it go on forever. The illustrations were well done. I liked the style and the colors used throughout. My six-year-old thought it was interesting that President Ford almost fell off the ship during WWII. My three-year-old liked he had his dog in the Oval Office.

I thought this book was interesting and am glad to know more about President Ford. I appreciated the authors doing research by talking to President Ford’s children about what he was like. Age Recommendation: Six and up

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Publish Date 15-Jul-2020
ISBN 9781534110625 Buy this Book
Issue August 2020
Category Children's


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