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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$2000 $25.00/Canada THE AUSTERE PRESIDENT WHO PRESIDED OVER THE ROARING TWENTIES AND WHOSE CONSERVATISM MASKED AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO NATIONAL LEADERSHIP He was known as "Silent Cal." Buttoned up and tight-lipped.
“All of our great presidents,” said Franklin D. Roosevelt, “were leaders of thought at a time when certain ideas in the ... The crisis of secession did not spur Buchanan or the crisis of depression spur Hoover to creative leadership.
The columnist Robert Novak ranked Coolidge as his second favorite American leader—after Reagan, of course—and the Republican consultant Roger Stone hosted annual celebrations of the former president on July 4, which happened to be ...
For all his paeans to an idyllic past, Reagan was decidedly forward-looking in several respects: his delight in a consumer society, his use of communications media to advance his goals, and his conception of presidential leadership.
Coolidge's reserve impressed the public as the hallmark of a safe, steady leader. It allowed different citizens to project onto him their own commonsense wisdom.'9 Coolidge could be chatty on occasion.
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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