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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Greenberg also reveals the human (and humorous) side of our thirtieth president and explains why this seemingly distant man was so popular with the American people. At a time of social upheaval and cultural transformation, ...
... the long-departed Yankee Republican figured only marginally in the history books and even less so in the nation's collective memory. Coolidge's popular reputation, such as it was, had hardened into a cartoon—one that endures today ...
In popular culture, Coolidge survived not in weighty biographies but tucked away in novels such as Nathanael West's 1934 gem, A Cool Million, which parodies Coolidge as the former president Shagpoke Whipple, whose Horatio Alger—style ...
12 Coolidge accommodated himself to a different aspect of modernity by speaking directly to the public to galvanize popular opinion behind his presidency. “Decisions in the modern state tend to be made by the interaction, ...
Coolidge understood public relations not tactically but strategically, as a means for resting his presidency on broad popular support—making him, in this sense, a truly modern president. Notwithstanding Coolidge's frequent public ...
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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