Portrait Of The Assassin. Gerald R. Ford, John Stiles.

Portrait Of The Assassin

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1965. First Edition, Second Printing. Red cloth over boards with titling in gilt on the spine and black trim. SIGNED "Gerald R. Ford / 1/17/97" on title page in blue ink with Ford's upward sloping signature. 5.5" x 8.25", pp. 7-508 with blue'd top edge and uncut fore edge. Nice copy, with similar DJ having light wear at top of spine, small closed nick at bottom front and black dot over price on inside of jacket.

Gerald Ford was appointed by President Johnson as one of seven members of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, known unofficially as the Warren Commission. The Commission made the continuing controversial conclusion that both Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby acted alone in their respective assassinations. Of course, Ford later went on to become the 38th President upon the resignation of Richard Nixon. This insightful book looks at the humanity of the major and incidental players associated with this historical event rather than details of the firing of the guns. Near fine / very good. Item #938

"I thought of this but then Lee was the only person who was supporting me in the United States, you see. I didn't have any friends, I didn't speak any English and I couldn't work, and I didn't know what would happen if they locked him up and I didn't know what would happen to us." (p 477).

Price: $225.00

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