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Coolidge

Amity Shlaes

Amity Shlaes, author of The Forgotten Man, delivers a brilliant and provocative reexamination of America’s thirtieth president, Calvin Coolidge, and the decade of unparalleled growth that the nation enjoyed under his leadership. In this riveting biography, Shlaes traces Coolidge’s improbable rise from a tiny town in New England to a youth so unpopular he was shut out of college fraternities at Amherst College up through Massachusetts politics. After a divisive period of government excess and corruption, Coolidge restored national trust in Washington and achieved what few other peacetime presidents have: He left office with a federal budget smaller than the one he inherited. A man of calm discipline, he lived by example, renting half of a two-family house for his entire political career rather than compromise his political work by taking on debt. Renowned as a throwback, Coolidge was in fact strikingly modern—an advocate of women’s suffrage and a radio pioneer. At once a revision of man and economics, Coolidge gestures to the country we once were and reminds us of qualities we had forgotten and can use today.

Amity Shlaes, author of The Forgotten Man, delivers a brilliant and provocative reexamination of America’s thirtieth president, Calvin Coolidge, and the decade of unparalleled growth that the nation enjoyed under his leadership. In this riveting biography, Shlaes traces Coolidge’s improbable rise from a tiny town in New England to a youth so unpopular he was shut out of college fraternities at Amherst College up through Massachusetts politics. After a divisive period of government excess and corruption, Coolidge restored national trust in Washington and achieved what few other peacetime presidents have: He left office with a federal budget smaller than the one he inherited. A man of calm discipline, he lived by example, renting half of a two-family house for his entire political career rather than compromise his political work by taking on debt. Renowned as a throwback, Coolidge was in fact strikingly modern—an advocate of women’s suffrage and a radio pioneer. At once a revision of man and economics, Coolidge gestures to the country we once were and reminds us of qualities we had forgotten and can use today.
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Amity Shlaes, author of The Forgotten Man, delivers a brilliant and provocative reexamination of America’s thirtieth president, Calvin Coolidge, and the decade of unparalleled growth that the nation enjoyed under his leadership. In this riveting biography, Shlaes traces Coolidge’s improbable rise from a tiny town in New England to a youth so unpopular he was shut out of college fraternities at Amherst College up through Massachusetts politics. After a divisive period of government excess and corruption, Coolidge restored national trust in Washington and achieved what few other peacetime presidents have: He left office with a federal budget smaller than the one he inherited. A man of calm discipline, he lived by example, renting half of a two-family house for his entire political career rather than compromise his political work by taking on debt. Renowned as a throwback, Coolidge was in fact strikingly modern—an advocate of women’s suffrage and a radio pioneer. At once a revision of man and economics, Coolidge gestures to the country we once were and reminds us of qualities we had forgotten and can use today.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Terence Aselford

Length:

21h 4m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

32:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

47:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

40:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

39:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

34:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

41:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

50:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

51:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:10:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

57:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

39:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:14:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

52:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

48:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:07:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:04:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

56:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

51:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

41:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

36:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

44:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

50:12


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:16:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:00:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

22:42


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:32