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Coolidge : an American enigma

Author: Robert Sobel
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Regnery Pub., ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the first full-scale biography of Calvin Coolidge in a generation, Robert Sobel shatters the caricature of our thirtieth president as a silent, do-nothing leader. Sobel delves into the record to show how Coolidge cut taxes four times, had a budget surplus every year in office, and cut the national debt by a third in a period of unprecedented economic growth. Though his list of accomplishments is impressive,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sobel, Robert, 1931 Feb. 19-1999.
Coolidge.
Washington, D.C. : Regnery Pub., c1998
(OCoLC)605332834
Named Person: Calvin Coolidge; Calvin Coolidge; Calvin Coolidge; Calvin Coolidge
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Sobel
ISBN: 0895264102 9780895264107 0895262479 9780895262479
OCLC Number: 38550609
Description: 462 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Meet Calvin Coolidge --
Growing Up --
Law and Politics --
To the Statewide Scene --
Governor Coolidge --
The Boston Police Strike --
The Nominee --
Vice President --
President --
In His Own Right --
Domestic Affairs --
Foreign Relations --
The Last Year --
Retirement.
Responsibility: Robert Sobel.

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In the first full-scale biography of Calvin Coolidge in a generation, Robert Sobel shatters the caricature of our thirtieth president as a silent, do-nothing leader. Sobel delves into the record to show how Coolidge cut taxes four times, had a budget surplus every year in office, and cut the national debt by a third in a period of unprecedented economic growth. Though his list of accomplishments is impressive, Calvin Coolidge was perhaps best known and most respected by his contemporaries for his character. Americans in the 1920s embraced Coolidge for his upstanding character, which came as a breath of fresh air after the scandal-ridden administration of Warren G. Harding. Through research and analysis, Sobel reveals Coolidge's clear record of political successes and delivers the message that Coolidge had for our time - a message that speaks directly to our most important political debates. Coolidge's legacy is his deeds, not his words - which is exactly how he would have chosen to be remembered by history.

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