I was doing fine," Coolidge
said, "until he stepped on my foot going for a shot.
became the first vice president to regularly participate in cabinet meetings (Coolidge
SHLAES, A TRUSTEE OF THE COOLIDGE
Memorial Foundation and a former editor at the Wall Street Journal, offers a glowing, well-researched biography that traces Coolidge
's path from a laborious but undistinguished childhood in the hardscrabble village of Plymouth Notch, Vermont, to a remarkably successful political career that saw this seemingly sour pickle master the art of mass politics.
But a growing number of historians and biographers have of late been rediscovering for their readers the positive contributions of Coolidge
to the "Coolidge
prosperity" of the 1920s and the limited but important role a wise and frugal government can play in encouraging economic growth.
The top-hatted Calvin Coolidge
who gazes out at readers from the cover of Amity Shlaes' engrossing new biography seems different from the caricature of the dry, parsimonious New Englander who is usually passed over on the historian's way to Herbert Hoover's crash and FDR's New Deal.
The very area that plagued Oliver" saw "the greatest persevering of Calvin Coolidge
," Shlaes writes.
Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes, after visiting the White House a few times that August, noted that whereas Harding never had been alone, Coolidge
often was; that whereas Harding was partial to group decisions, Coolidge
made decisions himself; and, most important, that whereas Harding's customary answer was "yes," Coolidge
's was "no.
Humans operated in large communities that fostered tool and weapon advances, complex social thinking and mental manipulation of information, Coolidge
and Wynn argue.
From 1964 to 1966, Coolidge
co-published and co-edited with Michael Palmer three numbers of the poetry journal Joglars.
Most recently, Coolidge
served as vice president, real estate and development at Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
After graduating, she took a teaching position at the Clarke School for the Deaf in Northampton, Massachusetts, and it was in Northampton that she met Calvin Coolidge
, then a lawyer with a modest legal practice who hoped to launch a political career.
, Asolo Rep artistic producing director Michael Donald Edwards, Argus Foundation director Kerry Kirschner, comedian Les McCurdy and arts critic Richard Storm--and the panel moderator, our own Bob Plunket, threw in a few suggestions of his own.
It took me a long time to find out who Coolidge
was, but I finally tracked down the origin of the phrase to an apocryphal anecdote about an American president.
and the Voyage of the Amethyst 1806-1811
Sylvan franchise owner Nancy Coolidge
confirmed both locations have been shut down.