Coolidge

Coolidge

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Calvin Coolidge, president from 1923 to 1929, never rated highly in polls, and history has remembered the decade in which he served as an extravagant period predating the Great Depression. Now Amity Shlaes provides a fresh look at the 1920s and its elusive president, showing 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. Coolidge is an eye-opening biography of the little-known president behind that era of remarkable growth and national optimism. Coolidge's trademark discipline and composure, Shlaes reveals, represented not weakness but strength, and he 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. He reduced the federal budget even as the economy grew, wages rose, taxes fell, and unemployment dropped.In this magisterial biography, Amity Shlaes captures the remarkable story of Calvin Coolidge and the decade of extraordinary prosperity that grew from his leadership.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 132.08 x 147.32 x 53.34mm | 408.23g
  • United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 0062119125
  • 9780062119124

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"The research is extensive, and the story is carried along at an enjoyable pace. Terrence Aselford's narration is pleasant and adds to this fine biography. VERDICT Strongly recommended."--Library Journal
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