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Silent Cal's Almanack: The Homespun Wit and Wisdom of Vermont's Calvin Coolidge

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A treasury of the wit and wisdom of Calvin Coolidge, America's surprisingly eloquent 30th President. You may ask "Why Coolidge?" Everyone asks "Why Coolidge?" We are quite used it. Here is my sound-bite answer (or, at least, one of them): Every politician that comes down the pike, promises you four or five of the same things. He or she will cut taxes, reduce unemployment, ...more
Paperback, 214 pages
Published August 19th 2008 by Createspace (first published May 2000)
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Renie
Mar 29, 2011 Renie rated it did not like it
Although my rating doesn't show it, I actually absolutely and unabashedly LOVED the wit included in this book. Old Cal was quite the card!!! Who knew? Not I! However, the rest was blah. So, for a guaranteed smile, limit your perusal to pages 23-36 and forget the rest. (Actually, the introduction wasn't bad either.)
Throop
Jul 13, 2011 Throop rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's amazing to me just how much this man could say without using an avalanche of words. Politicians today should take notice!

The only way I could have liked this book better is if the biography section were more extensivce.
Greg Smith
Jun 20, 2014 Greg Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting book. Gives insight into the 30th president of the United States.
Podaire
Jul 23, 2010 Podaire rated it it was amazing
Great quotes and sensible decision making for a man who achieved to the Presidency. Oh that we had people with attitudes of service and humilty!
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Shelves: politics
This was a fine book, full of political wisdom. Coolidge for president in 2012.
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Shelves: history, politics
Simply a collection of Coolidge's witty remarks and some of his speeches. Fantastic stuff!
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David Pietrusza has produced a number of critically-acclaimed works concerning 20th century American history.

His book "1960: LBJ vs JFK vs Nixon: The Epic Campaign that Forged Three Presidencies" was named by ForeWord Magazine as among the best political biographies.

Pietrusza's "1920: The Year of the Six Presidents" received a Kirkus starred review, was honored as a Kirkus "Best Books of 2007" tit

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