Calvin Coolidge: The American Presidents Series: The 30th President, 1923-1929
Macmillan, 2006 M12 26 - 224 pages
The austere president who presided over the Roaring Twenties and whose conservatism masked an innovative approach to national leadership
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... icon of his era every bit as much as Charles Lindbergh, Babe Ruth, or Charlie Chaplin. Yet by 1981 the long-departed Yankee Republican figured only marginally in the history books and even less so in the nation's collective memory.
As his vice president, Charles Dawes, explained, “The popularity of Coolidge . . . is due to the fact that he, not [Congress], best understood the people and they him.”13 Coolidge's frequent public appeals helped him maintain his ...
He handed Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon the reins of economic policy; Secretaries of State Charles Evans Hughes and Frank Kellogg drove foreign policy; and Herbert Hoover at Commerce grabbed control of as many new projects as he ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - HistReader - LibraryThing
As a biography, this was easy to read and seems complete (this is my first biography of Calvin Coolidge). One thing that struck me was that I got the sense Mr. Greenberg was tamping or doing his best ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - xieouyang - LibraryThing
This is a rather straightforward biography of our 30th President. The author does not seem to be very enthusiastic about his subject or his policies. The book is a reasonable introduction to the presidential term of Calvin Coolidge however. Read full review
1 Out of Plymouth Notch
2 On the Brink
3 The New President
4 Hitting His Stride
5 The Coolidge Prosperity
7 Getting Elected
8 Beyond Americas Shores