Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is working on a book about his years in former President Gerald Ford’s administration.
Threshold Editions tells The Associated Press on Wednesday that “When the Center Held” is scheduled for publication in May.
Rumsfeld was chief of staff and then defense secretary under Ford, who became president in 1974 after the Watergate scandal led to Richard Nixon’s resignation. Rumsfeld says in a statement that he’ll offer Ford as proof that leaders can “rise to the challenge” when needed most.
Previous books by Rumsfeld include the best-selling “Known and Unknown: A Memoir,” which includes some reflections on the Ford years.
Donald Rumsfeld was the 13th and 21st U.S. Secretary of Defense. He currently chairs the Rumsfeld Foundation, which supports leadership and public service at home and the growth of free political and free economic systems abroad. The Rumsfeld Foundation funds microfinance development projects, fellowships for graduate students interested in public service, the development of young leaders from Central Asia and the Caucasus, and charitable causes that benefit the men and women of the U.S. armed forces and their families.
Born in Evanston Illinois, Rumsfeld graduated from Princeton and attended the Georgetown University Law Center. He has been married to Joyce Pierson since 1954. The couple have three children, six grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
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