Gerald R. Ford Museum
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Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Gerald R. Ford Library
Research, Events, Small Exhibits

1000 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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Events at the Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum, 2012

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Sasha Issenberg

Sasha Issenberg
The Victory Lab:  The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns
Wednesday, November 14, 2012  7:30 p.m.

ANN ARBOR -- Author and journalist Sasha Issenberg fascinated the audience with details of the new analytical practices employed by successful 21st century political campaigns, utilizing research from behavioral psychology, data-mining, and randomized experiments using voters as subjects.

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Ira Shapiro
The Last Great Senate:  Courage and Statesmanship in Times of Crisis
Thursday, October 25, 2012  7:30 p.m.
--  A book-signing followed Ira Shapiro's talk about the golden years of the U.S. Senate in the 1960s and 1970s and the challenges facing our very different political system today.

John Miller

John J. Miller
The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football
Thursday, October 15, 2012 7:30 p.m.

U of M graduate John J. Miller spoke at the Library about the history of college football and the social changes in America that made it so popular.

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Max Holland

Max Holland
LEAK:  Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat
Thursday, September 27, 2012  7:30 p.m.

  Max Holland discussed his fast-paced, scrupulously fact-checked book, revealing intriguing historical insights that retrace Mark Felt's steps during the crucial initial Bureau investigation of the bungled black-bag job in the Democratic National Committee Watergate complex offices.  A book-signing followed.

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Michael Duffy

Michael Duffy
The Presidents Club:  Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity
Thursday, May 17, 2012  7:30 p.m.

ANN ARBOR -- TIME Executive Editor and Washington Bureau Chief Michael Duffy enthralled an overflow crowd in speaking about the private relationships among the last 13 presidents, as revealed in his new book which he coauthored with Nancy Gibbs.

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Frank Zarb

Frank Zarb 
Our Most Important Policy Failure: Energy
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 7:30 p.m.   
 The Library welcomed Frank Zarb, President Ford’s assistant for energy affairs, for a talk about energy issues during the Ford administration.  Bruce Goodman of Varnum LLP, a co-sponsor of the Gerald R. Ford Energy Lecture Series, also participated.

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Zachary Hope

Zachary Hope
Bob Hope:  An American Treasure
Tuesday, February 8, 2012

GRAND RAPIDS -- Zachary Hope opened the new feature exhibit from the World Golf Hall of Fame,  discussing how the exhibit came to be and sharing first-hand accounts of his grandfather.

Marvin Kalb and audience

Marvin Kalb
Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama
Wednesday March 28, 2012  7:30 p.m.
- U.S. veterans discussed matters with Library speaker Marvin Kalb, renowned reporter, journalist and author of Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama.   Kalb, moderator of the highly acclaimed public television and radio series, The Kalb Report, has a distinguished 30-year broadcast career, having served as chief diplomatic correspondent for CBS News and NBC News, and as moderator of Meet the Press.

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Black and Blue

Black and Blue:  The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward and
the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech Football Game;
with commentary by co-producers Brian Kruger and Buddy Moorehouse
March 8, 7:30 p.m.

ANN ARBOR --  The film was shown to a packed-house of Ann Arborites, among them Carl Smith, faculty advisor to the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club, who talked afterwards about its use of historic U of M Glee Club music with writer, Buddy Moorehouse (right). 

Shane Harris

Shane Harris
The New Cold War:  Hackers, Drones, and Cyber Spies
February 23, 2012  7:30 p.m.

Ann Arbor -- Shane Harris, senior writer for The Washingtonian and author of The Watchers:  The Rise of America's Surveillance State, spoke to a packed house on a winter's night.  Mr. Harris is a 2010 recipient of the Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense.

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Candice Millard

Candice Millard                                                                                            
Destiny of the Republic - A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the
Murder of a President
Thursday January 19, 2012  7:30 p.m.

Candice Millard enthralled the audience in talking about her 2011 New York Times best seller, hailed as "a first rate history,
political intrigue, and a true-crime story all rolled into one, capturing the zeitgeist of America during the 1880s, when President Garfield was assassinated.

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