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I read all the Biographies of the Presidents by way of the Presidential series.
The Protestant background is especially prominent, as Coolidge was clearly guided by stern values of thrift, hard work, and sobriety.
Yet the author notes the general opinion that the stock market crash had little to do with the general depression.
It's the best of both worlds; not all politics, a lot of of his personal history, his upbringing and his personality shine through. I would recommend it!Published 4 months ago by slow runner
The story of Calvin Coolidge is a uniquely American tale. Reclusive and shy, Coolidge seemed an unlikely candidate for president. Read morePublished 8 months ago by James Norwood
First, I want to be clear - I thought this book was very well written and easy to follow. The author did a great job of present Mr. Coolidge. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
I read all the Biographies of the Presidents by way of the Presidential series. If you are going to do it, read John Hancock first because he was the first Continental Congress... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Frank Anderson
A short and concise treatment of our thirtieth president which would probably have suited him well - brevity and to-the-point speaking and writing were his 'signature. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Philip Deitsch
Calvin Coolidge didn't do much.
Take the event which catapulted him into national prominence-- his decision as Governor of Massachusetts to fire and replace the Boston... Read more
If one looks at the purpose of "The American Presidents" series as to give a succinct summary of both "the man" and "the administration(s)" of each American President, then David... Read morePublished on March 17, 2013 by Zachary Koenig
Loved it. Great reading. Silent Cal and I both born and raised in VT.He quite a bit more famous than I am!Published on February 13, 2013 by Robert Sturk
gave this gift as a christmas present and he has not let the book down. it was accurate and in perfect conditionPublished on January 14, 2013 by tony g