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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So Washington incarnated the idea of federal union, Jefferson and Jackson the idea of democracy, Lincoln union and freedom, Cleveland rugged honesty. Theodore Roosevelt and Wilson, said FDR, were both “moral leaders, each in his own way ...
Coolidge has become the grim-faced “Silent Cal”—Theodore Roosevelt's daughter Alice made famous the judgment that he looked “as if he had been weaned on a pickle"—and a consummately passive president. “His ideal day,” mocked his ...
Like Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson before him, Coolidge governed mainly in this fashion, through what his aide Campbell Bascom Slemp called “direct reliance upon the mass of the people.” As his vice president, Charles Dawes, ...
Sparing in words, money, and effort, he was also, 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 ...
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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