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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Throughout his two terms in office, Reagan perused Coolidge speeches and biographies; after his 1985 cancer surgery, Reagan was seen in his recovery room reading a book about Silent Cal. His staff brought to the White ...
He won praise for the valedictories he delivered to his high school and college classes, and the key piece of campaign literature in his gubernatorial and presidential bids was a collection of his speeches called Have Faith in ...
Coolidge succeeded as a communicator precisely because he labored over his speeches, chose his words carefully, ... As president, he would prove a welcome contrast to his bombastic predecessor, Harding, whose typical speech the ...
“He never smiled when he was telling a joke or making a witty remark," noted Starling.21 Coolidge matched this economy of speech with an economy of money——not just in the policies he promulgated but in his personal habits.
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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