Item #E27032 Coolidge. Amity Shales.


New York: Harper, 2013. First edition. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine (small ownership name front pastedown mostly hidden by the jacket flap) in bright, crisp dust jacket. hardcover. 565 pp. with bibliography, index. Illustrations. Biography of Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the United States (1923-1929). The shy, native Vermonter, nicknamed "Silent Cal", was chief executive during the height of the Jazz Age and has long been dismissed as quiet and passive but Shales' work presents a fresh look at both Coolidge and his era. Though considered by many to be old-fashioned, his policies advanced the automobile trade as well as commercial aviation; he acted to reigh in public-sector unions, unrelentingly curbed federal spending (turing the deficit inot a surplus), and rejecting funding for new speial interest groups. Fine / fine. Item #E27032
ISBN: 9780061967559

Price: $21.95

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