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 was the progenitor of a conservatism that would flourish later in the century and an innovator in the use of public relations and media. Coolidge worked with the top PR men of his day and seized on the rising technologies of ...
Remembering the horrid example of the British monarchy, they invented a separation of powers in order, as Justice Brandeis later put it, “to preclude the exercise of arbitrary power.” Accordingly, they divided the government into three ...
“All in vain, for he has revealed nothing, disclosed nothing.” In the record handed down to later generations, he remains isolated, remote. Even the best biographies contain few examples of interactions with friends and aides, ...
One visitor, Cordell I-Iull, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee [and later Franklin Delano Roosevelt's secretary of state], reported that in a meeting he had with Coolidge, the president "talked freely and easily. . . and ...
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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