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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He is still remembered as he was seen by the “smart set” of the 19ZOs— intellectuals and writers like Mencken, Walter Lippmann, and William Allen White—who berated him as a mediocrity and a stooge of the business class.
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 ...
Chief Justice William Howard Taft, the former president, also gave counsel, as did senior staffers such as Bascom Slemp, the White House secretary (the equivalent in those days of chief of staff); Everett Sanders, Slemp's successor; ...
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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