RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 57482581 LA English UL http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=497090 T1 The tormented president : Calvin Coolidge, death, and clinical depression A1 Gilbert, Robert E., PB Praeger PP Westport, Conn. YR 2003 SN 0313051844 9780313051845 AB Although Calvin Coolidge is widely judged to have been a weak and even an incompetent president, this study concludes that he was a leader disabled by a crippling emotional breakdown. After an impressive early career, Coolidge assumed the presidency upon the death of Warren Harding. His promising political career suffered a major blow, however, with the death of his favorite child, 16-year-old Calvin Jr., in July 1924. Overwhelmed with grief, Coolidge showed distinct signs of clinical depression. Losing interest in politics, he served out his term as a broken man. This is the first account of.