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Ep. 34 Amity Shlaes on Calvin Coolidge's Autobiography


"It is a great advantage to a President, and a major source of safety to the country, for him to know that he is not a great man," wrote President Calvin Coolidge in his autobiography, originally published in 1929. An expanded and annotated version of that book, which historian Craig Fehrman calls "the forgotten classic of presidential writing," has recently been published by ISI Books. Amity Shlaes, chair of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and co-editor of the new edition of the autobiography, joins us to talk about the book and its importance today.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


2 Nov 2021

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Calvin Coolidge

Ranking U.S. Presidents

This week we are discussing Silent Cal, America's 30th President. He's the sixth VP to take over after the President dies in office. But is he up to the task for tackling the roaring 20s? And what role does he play in the Great Depression that will hit during Hoover? Find out in this week's episode!


6 Oct 2021

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#71 - The Fiscal Legacy of Calvin Coolidge: A Dialogue with Amity Shlaes

Converging Dialogues

In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Amity Shlaes about the 30th President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge. They discuss Coolidge’s background and environment raised to be frugal and fiscally conservative. They talk about his path to the presidency and his state vs national views on progressivism. They focus on how Coolidge’s emphasis as president was on a balanced budget and reducing the debt. They talk about his handling of the Mississippi floods and why he did not involve the national government for aid. They also discuss Coolidge’s weakness on foreign affairs and his overall legacy as president. Amity Shlaes is the chairwoman of the board of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation. She has written four New York Times bestsellers, including Coolidge. She is the winner of the Hayek Prize and has served on the Council on Foreign Relations and the George W. Bush Presidential Center. She is the Presidential Scholar at King’s College and has previously taught at New York University’s Stern School of business. You can find all of her work at her website. Twitter: @Amityshlaes


12 Sep 2021

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S1 E30 Calvin Coolidge and Plymouth Notch

Visiting the Presidents

Our second trip to the Green Mountain State, and the birthplace of maybe our quietest President, Silent Cal himself! Learn about Calvin Coolidge, 30th President, and his childhood in this idyllic setting and how his childhood tragedies and upbringing shaped the politician and leader, as well as what has happened to his birthplace and town, Plymouth Notch, Vermont!\\Check out the website at VisitingthePresidents.com for visual aids, links, past episodes, recommended reading, and other information!(Episode Page: https://visitingthepresidents.com/2021/08/10/episode-30-calvin-coolidge-and-plymouth-notch/ )\\Support the show (https://paypal.me/VisitingPresidents?locale.x=en_US)


10 Aug 2021

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Today In History - Calvin Coolidge takes oath of office after Warren G. Harding’s death

Today In History

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3 Aug 2021

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Episode #54: Calvin Coolidge - Born on the Fourth of July

PRESS CLUB C Podcast with Ray Keating

In a sense, Ray is interviewing Calvin Coolidge, capturing Coolidge’s wisdom about the Fourth of July and the founding of America.Keating has three new books out. Vatican Shadows: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel is the 13th thriller/mystery in the Pastor Stephen Grant series. Past Lives: A Pastor Stephen Grant Short Story is the 14th book in the series, and the 15th book in the series is What’s Lost? A Pastor Stephen Grant Short Story. Signed books are available at www.raykeatingonline.com.Order Ray Keating’s book Behind Enemy Lines: Conservative Communiques from Left-Wing New York  –  signed books  or at  Amazon.And one of Keating’s newest books on the economy is  Free Trade Rocks! 10 Points on International Trade Everyone Should Know, which is available at  Amazon  in paperback or for the Kindle edition, and signed books at  www.raykeatingonline.com. Read Keating’s latest columns on a wide range of issues at www.KeatingFiles.com. Listen to Ray’s other podcasts – the Free Enterprise in Three Minutes podcast and the Daily Dose of Disney with Ray Keating podcast.Check out www.DisneyBizJournal.com.Love Ray Keating’s Pastor Stephen Grant Thrillers and Mysteries? It’s the Perfect Time to Join the Pastor Stephen Grant Fellowship! For the BEST VALUE, Join the Book of the Month Club. Check it all out at https://www.patreon.com/pastorstephengrantfellowshipHave Ray Keating speak your group, business, school, church, or organization. Email him at raykeating@keatingreports.com. 


2 Jul 2021

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Ill Literacy, Episode XXVIII: The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge (Guest: Amity Shlaes)

Ill Literacy: Books with Benson

Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Amity Shlaes, board chair at the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and New York Times bestselling author to discuss the authorized expanded and annotated edition of The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge, which she co-edited with Matthew Denhart. They discuss Coolidge’s Vermont upbringing, his pre-presidential political career and, of course, his presidency. They also chat about what lessons we can learn today by looking back to Coolidge’s statesmanship and demeanor.  Get the book here: https://isi.org/books/the-autobiography-of-calvin-coolidge/


5 Apr 2021

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Episode 122: The "Mis-Pricing" of Calvin Coolidge

The Bill Walton Show

On this episode, we look into the life and presidency of Calvin Coolidge with Amity Shlaes, author of The NY Times bestsellers Coolidge, The Forgotten Man, The Greedy Hand and The Great Society. Amity is also co-editor of a fascinating new edition of The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge revealing how he embodied the best of America's founding principles and the character of the American people. In this wide-ranging interview Amity and I cover Coolidge from his early days growing up in Vermont to how his legacy impacted Ronald Reagan. The thing to remember about Coolidge is that the federal budget was lower after he left office than when he entered the Presidency. What a different time. She also chairs the board of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and we talk about its scholarships and programs for young people.


26 Mar 2021

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3.26 Calvin Coolidge

The American History Podcast

Our old friend Jerry from the Presidencies podcast makes his return. This time we discuss Calvin Coolidge and Amity Shlaes biography about him, Coolidge. Check out Jerry's podcast at:http://presidencies.blubrry.comFable Beard Company is the official beard products company of the American history podcast. For great oils, beard balms and butters as well as beard wash and conditioner check out the link below. Use the coupon code: Shawn15 at checkout so you can receive 15% off all orders. https://fablebeardco.com/discount/SHAWN15Fable also has AMAZING CBD products, including CBD tinctures, beard butter, beard oil, beard balm and even beard conditioner/wash. You can get them with a 15% discount by following the link down below (or using Shawn15 at checkout!). Fable Beard Company CBD 

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15 Feb 2021

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Calvin Coolidge’s Circle of Bankers

ABA Banking Journal Podcast

A century ago, Calvin Coolidge took office as vice president. When he succeeded to the presidency, he became a rare president with banking industry experience, serving as a lawyer, corporator, trustee and eventually president of a mutual savings bank in Northampton, Massachusetts, for many years. Then, in office, many of his key officials and advisers were also bankers, including Andrew Mellon, Charles Dawes and Dwight Morrow. On this Presidents Day bonus episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by NICE Actimize Xceed — Coolidge biographer and bestselling historian Amity Shlaes discusses Coolidge’s personal and professional background, relationships with banks and bankers and how these shaped his economic policy in the 1920s. Read a past Banking Journal excerpt on Coolidge’s banking career. This episode is sponsored by NICE Actimize Xceed.


12 Feb 2021