- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Harvard University Press (14 March 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0674011325
- ISBN-13: 978-0674011328
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.2 x 22.9 cm
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Time & Chance Paperback – 14 Mar 2003
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David Z Albert is Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University.
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The book is well-written and well-researched and remarkably free of bias, given that Cannon was a senior advisor in the Ford administration. Ford's decent and humble character is one of the themes of the book, as well as the idea that these traits are what led him to become president. His naivete is also evident.
As other reviewers have mentioned, the glaring weakness of the book is its brief coverage of Ford's administration, except for the issue of pardoning Nixon, which is covered in great detail.
I recommend the book as a tool for understanding Ford the man, for its careful analyis of the Watergate mess, and for describing how such a decent man could prosper in the cutthroat world of American politics. However, if you want to understand the policies of the Ford administration, you should look elsewhere.