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The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge ➹ [Download] ➵ The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge By Calvin Coolidge ➼ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk CONTENTS Scenes of My Childhood Seeking an Education The Law and Politics In National Politics On Entering and Leaving the Presidency Some of the Duties of the President Why I Did Not Choose to Run CONTENTS Scenes of My Childhood of Calvin Kindle ´ Seeking an Education The Law and Politics In National Politics On Entering and Leaving the Presidency Some of the Duties of the President Why I Did Not Choose to Run.

  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge
  • Calvin Coolidge
  • English
  • 28 February 2019
  • 1410216225

About the Author: Calvin Coolidge

John Calvin Coolidge, Jr was of Calvin Kindle ´ the thirtieth President of the United States A Republican lawyer from Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor of that state His actions during the Boston Police Strike of thrust him into the national spotlight Soon after, he was elected as the twenty ninth Vice President in and succeeded to the Presidency upon the death of Warren The Autobiography ePUB í G Harding Elected in his own right in , he gained a reputation as a small government conservativeIn many ways Coolidge s style of governance was a throwback to the passive presidency of the nineteenth century He restored public confidence in the White House after the scandals of his predecessor s administration, and left office with considerable popularity As his biographer later put it, he embodied the spirit and hopes of the middle class, could Autobiography of Calvin PDF Ì interpret their longings and express their opinions That he did represent the genius of the average is the most convincing proof of his strength Many later criticized Coolidge as part of a general criticism of laissez faire government His reputation underwent a renaissance during the Reagan administration, but the ultimate assessment of his presidency is still divided between those who approve of his reduction of the size of government and those who believe the federal government should beinvolved in regulating the economy.



10 thoughts on “The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge

  1. Jeffrey Jeffrey says:

    Very enlightening glimpse into the life of an often ignored president I really enjoyed how he innocently incorporated his religious beliefs into all that he did He didn t even know that he wasn t supposed to do that at least by today s flawed standards , let alone quote scripture to make his point Now Coolidge wasn t perfect, but he was very principled and wise He served during a time where transportation was very slow, speeches weren t written for him, and everything was done using techn Very enlightening glimpse into the life of an often ignored president I really enjoyed how he innocently incorporated his religious beliefs into all that he did He didn t even know that he wasn t supposed to do that at least by today s flawed standards , let alone quote scripture to make his point Now Coolidge wasn t perfect, but he was very principled and wise He served during a time where transportation was very slow, speeches weren t written for him, and everything was done using technology of the 1920 s He humbly refused to run for reelection after serving 6 years he was VP when Harding died in office even though he was a sure bet to win He worked hard and believed that everyone should work hard He had a clear wisdom regarding debt that we should adhere to today Don t get into debt, yet if there is a national emergency, pay off the debt as soon as possible.This book will accompany well, the biography called Calvin Coolidge by David Greenberg

  2. Charles J Charles J says:

    I read this book after reading Amity Shlaes s Coolidge, in part because Shlaesthan once refers to the Autobiography While it is not an analytical work, rather a straightforward exposition by Coolidge of the facts of his life, it is an excellent complement to Shlaes s longer and also excellent work And as with that work, the Autobiography shows an America that is dead and gone, but one that contained within itself multitudes of virtues.Coolidge had a well deserved reputation for b I read this book after reading Amity Shlaes s Coolidge, in part because Shlaesthan once refers to the Autobiography While it is not an analytical work, rather a straightforward exposition by Coolidge of the facts of his life, it is an excellent complement to Shlaes s longer and also excellent work And as with that work, the Autobiography shows an America that is dead and gone, but one that contained within itself multitudes of virtues.Coolidge had a well deserved reputation for being a careful wordsmith, creating plain speech with great impact This book exemplifies that wordsmithing But if you re looking for Coolidge s inner thoughts about the meaning of being Calvin Coolidge, you re likely to be sorely disappointed If you want a psychological self analysis where he reflects on all his mental hobgoblins and who s to blame for them, you will be evendisappointed However, if you want Coolidge s view on what and who was important in his life, along with a concrete philosophy consisting of a few well chosen words and phrases, showing what drove him in life, you will be very satisfied.Coolidge s core value is industriousness, which as Charles Murray points out and discusses in Coming Apart, from the founding of the American colonies to 1960 or so was universally regarded in America as a, and probably the, core virtue required of any American Of course, this seems somewhat strange nowadays, when industriousness has greatly declined and is regarded as first cousin to greed, and also as far subordinate as a virtue to the modern virtues, such as total sexual autonomy, loving oneself while living off the labor of others, and bemoaning supposed racial and sexual injustices But for Coolidge, industriousness was the mark of, and requirement for, any respectable citizen.So therefore Coolidge requires each person to do what he can with what he is given When we come into the world the gate of gifts is closed behind us We can do nothing about it So far as each individual is concerned all he can do is to take the abilities he has and make the most of them His power over the past is gone His power over the future depends on what he does with himself in the present If he wishes to live and progress he must work Similarly, later, Surprisingly few men are lacking in capacity, but they fail because they are lacking in application Either they never learn how to work, or, having learned, they are too indolent to apply themselves with the seriousness and the attention that is necessary to solve important problems Such sentiments appear throughout the book, and Coolidge s life itself exemplifies what can be done by a person who is industrious.Coolidge also notes the importance of historical knowledge for education, by which he means real historical knowledge, starting with the Classical Age, not gender studies or what passes for knowledge in the modern America As he says of his own historical studies, They gave me a vision of the world when it was young and showed me how it grew It seems to me that it is almost impossible for those who have not traveled that road to reach a very clear conception of what the world now means We see this today, when history teaching is essentially nonexistent most people, including nearly 100% of our political leaders, are therefore unable to see, looking around them, what the world now means.Coolidge also seems to have foreseen the Age of Obama I have tried to refrain as President , from abusing other people The words of the President have an enormous weight and ought not to be used indiscriminately It would be exceedingly easy to set the country all by the ears and foment hatreds and jealousies, which, by destroying faith and confidence, would help nobody and harm everybody The end would be the destruction of all progress A better summation of the Obama presidency and its effects would be hard to craft.In one area, Coolidge does let slip his own thoughts Poignantly, Coolidge says of the death of his son Calvin at 16, while Coolidge was President , In his suffering he was asking me to make him well I could not When he went the power and the glory of the Presidency went with him Given that Coolidge s only sister died when he was in high school and his mother died when he was twelve, Coolidge doubtless had much internal sorrow But he does not dwell on such things, and he is certainly not going to discuss it with the reader It was not his way.You can see why Coolidge is largely forgotten today In many ways, that such an American was once President is a reproach to modern America, which in both its government and its people has neglected every single virtue that Coolidge regarded as essential But perhaps everything old is new again, and someday a new Coolidge for a new time will bring similar wisdom to our country

  3. Don Incognito Don Incognito says:

    I have been an admirer of Calvin Coolidge as was President Reagan for several years, and have not found anything negative to say about him No, poor schoolchildren, not that he took so many naps during his presidency The excessive sleep wasn t due to laziness or any other failing, you know there was a valid and understandable reason So it pains me to say that I was disappointed by his autobiography I think it just wasn t in his nature to speak candidly about any of his personal or interpe I have been an admirer of Calvin Coolidge as was President Reagan for several years, and have not found anything negative to say about him No, poor schoolchildren, not that he took so many naps during his presidency The excessive sleep wasn t due to laziness or any other failing, you know there was a valid and understandable reason So it pains me to say that I was disappointed by his autobiography I think it just wasn t in his nature to speak candidly about any of his personal or interpersonal matters And he discusses various events or times in his life but doesn t really have anything special to say about them such as the duties and daily life of the POTUS, which he describes at length, and how he was nominated to be Warren Harding s vice president , and probably mentions them only because he feels obligated to.Worse, Coolidge has relatively little to say even about certain issues and events in his life and career that biographers later deemed very significant His accounts of his youth, college education, work as a country lawyer, and career as a civic service minded local politician in Massachusetts generally follow a pattern of this happened, then that happened, then I did this, then I did that this happened, and I did this in response, and sometimes the descriptions of events are so abstracted and so perfunctory that discussing them was almost pointless.The account of Coolidge s career as a Massachusetts state legislator and then governor is interesting enough, but I picked up only a few new and or unexpected details.One concerns how Coolidge handled the Boston Police Strike of 1919 His famous statement There is no right to strike against the public safety, by any body, any time, any where apparently was not said in any public address, but written in a letter replying to AFL leader Samuel Gompers, who had telegraphed Coolidge to request that Coolidge fire the Boston police commissioner and reinstate the police officers who had been fired for illegally attempting to form an AFL affiliated union According to Massachusetts law, the governor not the mayor of Boston appointed the Boston police commissioner and Coolidge states that the Boston police had all agreed not to form a collective bargaining union That s why the strike was illegal The other is that as a state legislator, Coolidge was apparently considered something of a liberal by others in his own party.The chapters on Coolidge s presidency are the real disappointment This period of Coolidge s life and career is, of course, what anyone would be most interested in but Coolidge is still so reserved that you don t learn anything you could learn from a later third party biography.Regarding what was probably the defining event of his presidency the death of his younger son Calvin Jr he has at most a page of words He manages to illuminate his reaction well enough, strongly hinting that Calvin Jr s death took away any pleasure he derived from being POTUS but he says absolutely nothing to indicate any emotional suffering he went through afterward even though Calvin Jr died in summer 1924, when Calvin Sr was running for his own term as president, which means the death overshadowed his entire elected term in office.The other thing I hoped to learn about which Coolidge does not mention at all is why he and his vice president, Charles Dawes, didn t get along Other biographies explain the events well enough to make it clear that Dawes was the one at fault he insulted Coolidge personally, refused to attend cabinet meetings, and insulted the entire United States Senate collectively Besides that, Coolidge stresses in this autobiography that he took pains to avoid making enemies, by refusing to insult people or hold grudges so it s unlikely that he bears much fault for the feud with Dawes But they never explain what Dawes s problem was, and even if they did, I would still want to know Coolidge s viewpoint So I am disappointed that he completely passed the issue over, not even mentioning his vice president by name I suppose Coolidge avoided discussing Dawes simply because he had nothing good to say about him and believed in the rule if you can t say anything nice, say nothing

  4. Lawrence Danks Lawrence Danks says:

    What a great book this is A real study in character and humble beginnings Coolidge was one of our lesser known presidents, but one who impressed me greatly with his emphasis on high values I maintain an extensive website of President Coolidge, www.CalvinCoolidge.us, as a source of character and values and presidency education I also wrote a play called Cal The Character, Wit and Wisdom of Calvin Coolidge and portrayed Coolidge twice in a one man show What a great book this is A real study in character and humble beginnings Coolidge was one of our lesser known presidents, but one who impressed me greatly with his emphasis on high values I maintain an extensive website of President Coolidge, www.CalvinCoolidge.us, as a source of character and values and presidency education I also wrote a play called Cal The Character, Wit and Wisdom of Calvin Coolidge and portrayed Coolidge twice in a one man show

  5. Caroline Caroline says:

    I cannot believe the first book I finished this decade was the freaking autobiography of Calvin Coolidge

  6. Sharon Sharon says:

    This autobiography portrays Coolidge as humble, wholesome and the consummate public servant Interesting to read it in the current political climate of the US.

  7. Kevin Baird Kevin Baird says:

    Not many presidents would be willing or able to cover the entirety of their careers in roughly 240 pages with wide margins at that , but Calvin Coolidge s famous brevity applied to the written as well as the spoken word The 30th president breezes through his life While concise and relatively reticent, this autobiography contains some telling passages Coolidge devotes about a third of the book to his boyhood and education The first chapter serves as a tribute to the hardworking Yankees of hi Not many presidents would be willing or able to cover the entirety of their careers in roughly 240 pages with wide margins at that , but Calvin Coolidge s famous brevity applied to the written as well as the spoken word The 30th president breezes through his life While concise and relatively reticent, this autobiography contains some telling passages Coolidge devotes about a third of the book to his boyhood and education The first chapter serves as a tribute to the hardworking Yankees of his native Vermont the next chapter praises some of his most influential professors at Amherst and the knowledge they imparted to him Some of his sentences about his mother are downright lovely Coolidge s recollections of his public career generally don t contain that level of warmth or detail In particular, the amount of ink spent on the events of his presidency is lacking, although hisphilosophical takes on the office are fascinating Coolidge doesn t fill his book with detail, but he still offers valuable insights into the formation of his distinctive character

  8. Brian Brian says:

    Coolidge s autobiography was muchinformative about his early life than his life in public office In particular, I found his description of his presidency to be much less interesting than I had hoped This was an interesting time in America, but unfortunately Coolidge chooses not to describe it There is a recent biography on Coolidge by Amity Shales that will likely be muchdetailed than this slim volume My only other comment is that the writing was Coolidge s own, but he would ha Coolidge s autobiography was muchinformative about his early life than his life in public office In particular, I found his description of his presidency to be much less interesting than I had hoped This was an interesting time in America, but unfortunately Coolidge chooses not to describe it There is a recent biography on Coolidge by Amity Shales that will likely be muchdetailed than this slim volume My only other comment is that the writing was Coolidge s own, but he would have definitely benefited from a good editor There were lots of run on sentences and ill positioned phrases that referred to nouns not immediately adjacent there s probably a proper English grammar description of this

  9. Art Art says:

    I enjoyed this book Calvin Coolidge has moved up in the top 5 presidents of all and found the book simple and refreshing.

  10. F K KRAFT F K KRAFT says:

    Must ReadA good book A great man Great to read about the man and life a hundred years ago Must read.

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