Ambition, Pragmatism, and Party: A Political Biography of Gerald R. Ford by Scott Kaufman.

Kaufman’s book clearly portrays Jerry Ford and the honest pragmatism that drove him. Robertson Dean reads it masterfully.  In a calm voice—not unlike Ford’s own—Dean conveys the best biography so far of the 38th president, presented by Kaufman as a principled man true to his party.

Read by Robertson Dean, with the recording produced by Tantor Media.


Ryan Paul Winn is a columnist and media critic who’s rarely without an audiobook or his earbuds. When not writing or teaching in the Liberal Studies department at College of Menominee Nation in Keshena, Wisconsin, he can be found researching overlooked history in local and national archives.