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Silent Cals Almanack: The Homespun Wit & Wisdom of Vermont's Calvin Coolidge

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Silent Cals Almanack: The Homespun Wit & Wisdom of Vermont's Calvin Coolidge

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars4/5 (1 rating)
Length: 213 pages


A treasury of the wit and wisdom of Calvin Coolidge, America's surprisingly eloquent 30th President.

Silent Cal's Almanack includes:

* The ultimate distillation of Calvin Coolidge political wisdom.

* A selection of Silent Cal's key speeches.

* A thought-provoking original biographical essay.

* A fascinating and unique 50-page portfolio of Coolidge photos, editorial cartoons and campaign memorabilia.

* A Coolidge timeline.

* A Coolidge bibliography.


"Calvin Coolidge was one of the greatest presidents of the 20th century and is certainly the most underrated. This book, compiled by one of my favorite historians, will give readers a full appreciation of why Silent Cal's wisdom shines like a beacon through the fog of historical amnesia."
--Jonah Goldberg

"Great work!"
--George F. Will

--Burton Folsom

"Silent Cal's Almanack is a gem of a book, a collection of the remarkable sayings of our least talkative President. If the ever-leftier media leaves you half-convinced that the freedom-loving, God-fearing, free-market America that conservatives champion is figment of our unrealistic nostalgia—or a world view invented by Bill Buckley or Ronald Reagan—Calvin Coolidge's words will clear up the misunderstanding. In fact, there really was a time when the President of the United States was a lover of liberty and responsibility. If Obamaspeak is giving you a headache, this book is the right medicine for you."
— Elizabeth Kantor, The Conservative Book Club

"an absorbing compendium of eloquent, pithy, insightful, and intelligent quotes from Calvin Coolidge . . . enthusiastically recommended to anyone seeking to better understand the mind of America's most notoriously nonvocal president."
--Midwest Book Review


A Selection of the:

* The Conservative Book Club
* Conservative Book Service
* Human Events Book Service


Editor David Pietrusza is the award-winning author of:

* 1920: The Year of the Six Presidents (included among Kirkus Reviews Books of the Year 2007; a Selection of the History Book Club)

* 1960: LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies (Booklist: "an outstanding re-examination"; Kirkus: "colorful . . . lively")

* Rothstein: The Life, Times, and Murder of the Criminal Genius who Fixed the 1919 World Series (an Edgar Award Finalist; its audio version captured the AUDIOFILE Earphones Award)

* Judge and Jury: The Life and Times of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis (a CASEY Award Winner; Seymour Medal Finalist; and NASSH Award Nominee).

Pietrusza's powerful historical story-telling has been compared to that of Doris Kearns Goodwin, Theodore H. White, and Gene Fowler.

An expert on the 1920s, Pietrusza has served on the Board of the Directors of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation. He has contributed to the Lincoln Library of American History: Presidential Elections.

He is also the author of The Roaring Twenties, an examination of the era for younger readers.

A respected commentator, Pietrusza has appeared on C-SPAN BookTV, The History Channel, NPR, ESPN, ESPN Classic, Bloomberg Radio News, The Fox News Channel, the Fox Sports Channel, and EBRU-TV.
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