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The tormented president : Calvin Coolidge, death, and clinical depression

Author: Robert E Gilbert
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.
Series: Contributions in American history, no. 197.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gilbert, Robert E.
Tormented president.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003
(DLC) 2002029894
(OCoLC)51293926
Named Person: Calvin Coolidge; Calvin Coolidge; Calvin Coolidge; Calvin Coolidge; Calvin Coolidge; Calvin Coolidge; Calvin Coolidge
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Gilbert
ISBN: 0313051844 9780313051845
OCLC Number: 57482581
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 288 p., [13] p. of plates) : ill.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 In the Beginning; 2 Career and Family; 3 From Common Council to Corner Office; 4 On the National Scene; 5 "They're Taking Our Boy Away"; Photographic; 6 The Aftermath; 7 The End Game; 8 Grief and Depression; Bibliographic Essay; Index.
Series Title: Contributions in American history, no. 197.
Responsibility: Robert E. Gilbert.

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Demonstrates that Calvin Coolidge suffered from clinical depression after the death of his teenaged son and served out the remainder of his presidency a sick and incapacitated man.  Read more...

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