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Coolidge

Shlaes, Amity (Book - 2013)
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Coolidge
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A brilliant and provocative reexamination of America's thirtieth president, Calvin Coolidge, and the decade of unparalleled growth that the nation enjoyed under his leadership.
Authors: Shlaes, Amity
Title: Coolidge
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: viii, 565 p., [14] p. of plates :,ill. ;,24 cm
Contents: Snow-bound
The ouden
Determination
The Roosevelt way
War
The strike
The reign of law
Normalcy
"A most insignificant office"
The budget
The siege and the spruce
Flight
The decision
Coolidge agonistes
The shield and the book
Coda : the inditing
Summary: A brilliant and provocative reexamination of America's thirtieth president, Calvin Coolidge, and the decade of unparalleled growth that the nation enjoyed under his leadership.
ISBN: 0061967556
9780061967559
Statement of Responsibility: Amity Shlaes
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [471]-535) and index
Subject Headings: United States Politics and government 1923-1929 Presidents United States Biography Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933
Topical Term: Presidents
LCCN: 2012032098
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Sep 24, 2014
  • Hopalong_Kid rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Might as well read a childrens book or a comic version of Coolidge's life, as you will find out as much as this biography has to offer. This kind of fluff biograph represents new style of revisionist history to try to erase the direct blame for Coolidge being the president most responsible for the Great Depression. This book is triumph of PR spin that whitewashes one of the most lazy worthless presidents of modern US history.

Sep 07, 2013
  • hania4987 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

What a triumph for Amity Shlaes ... Silent Cal is not so silent! This a comprehensive biography that showcases the obscure (almost forgotten) President and explains the people and events that shaped his views and actions. He understood the power of the Presidency and the importance of using that power sparingly and judiciously. What a great role model of leadership for the 21st century.
Coolidge: It is difficult for men in high office to avoid the malady of self-delusion. They are always surrounded by worshipers. They are constantly, and for the most part sincerely, assured of their greatness.

Jul 09, 2013
  • damab rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A good and well written biography of a unappreciated and little known President.

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