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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President from 1923, when he acceded to the office upon the sudden death of Warren Harding, until 1929, when he retired after forswearing a second full term, Coolidge was enormously popular throughout his tenure—an icon of his era every ...
As president, he would prove a welcome contrast to his bombastic predecessor, Harding, whose typical speech the Democratic politician William l\/lcAdoo described as “an army of pompous phrases moving over the landscape in search of an ...
... in the end, sparing in vision, without great aspirations for his presidency. Compared to the activist Theodore Roosevelt, the visionary Woodrow Wilson, or even the flamboyant Warren Harding, Coolidge was CALVIN COOLIDGF. ll.
Woodrow Wilson, or even the flamboyant Warren Harding, Coolidge was unambitious—lacking an ennobling idea of how to improve the country or even much of a positive program. In this regard, to be sure, he was hardly out of step with his ...
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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