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Coolidge, Amity Shlaes

Label
Coolidge
Title
Coolidge
Statement of responsibility
Amity Shlaes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Calvin Coolidge, who served as president from 1923 to 1929, never rated highly in polls. The shy Vermonter, nicknamed "Silent Cal," has long been dismissed as quiet and passive. History has remembered the decade in which he served as a frivolous, extravagant period predating the Great Depression. Now Amity Shlaes shows that the mid-1920s was, in fact, a triumphant period that established our modern way of life: the nation electrified, Americans drove their first cars, and the federal deficit was replaced with a surplus. Although Coolidge was sometimes considered old-fashioned, he was the most modern of presidents, advancing not only the automobile trade but also aviation, through his spirited support of Charles Lindbergh. Coolidge's discipline and composure, Shlaes reveals, represented not weakness but strength. First as governor of Massachusetts then as president, Coolidge proved unafraid to take on the divisive issues of this crucial period: reining in public-sector unions, unrelentingly curtailing spending, and rejecting funding for new interest groups. Perhaps more than any other president, Coolidge understood that doing less could yield more. He reduced the federal budget during his time in office even as the economy grew, wages rose, tax rates fell, and unemployment dropped. As a husband, father, and citizen, the thirtieth president made an equally firm commitment to moderation, shunning lavish parties and special presidential treatment; to him the presidency was not a bully pulpit but a place for humble service. Overcoming private tragedy while in office, including the death of a son, Coolidge showed the nation how to persevere by persevering himself. For a nation looking for a steady hand, he was a welcome pilot
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shlaes, Amity
Dewey number
  • 973.91/5092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E792
LC item number
.S53 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coolidge, Calvin
  • Coolidge, Calvin
  • Presidents
  • Nineteen twenties
  • Economic history
  • Nineteen twenties
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Coolidge, Amity Shlaes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-535) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Snowbound -- The ouden -- Determination -- The Roosevelt way -- War -- The strike -- The reign of law -- Normalcy -- "A most insignificant office" -- The budget -- The siege and the spruce -- The flood and the flier -- Decision at Rushmore -- Coolidge agonistes -- The shield and the book -- Coda: The blessing
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 565 pages, [14] pages of plates
Isbn
9780061967559
Lccn
2012032098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021956179
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2673744
  • (OCoLC)808244770
  • (OCoLC)ocn808244770
  • 1909521
  • 2673744
Label
Coolidge, Amity Shlaes
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-535) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Snowbound -- The ouden -- Determination -- The Roosevelt way -- War -- The strike -- The reign of law -- Normalcy -- "A most insignificant office" -- The budget -- The siege and the spruce -- The flood and the flier -- Decision at Rushmore -- Coolidge agonistes -- The shield and the book -- Coda: The blessing
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 565 pages, [14] pages of plates
Isbn
9780061967559
Lccn
2012032098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021956179
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2673744
  • (OCoLC)808244770
  • (OCoLC)ocn808244770
  • 1909521
  • 2673744

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