Q & A with Amity Shlaes

Bloomberg correspondent and author Amity Shlaes talked about her biography of the 30th President of the United States, Coolidge, in which she… read more

Bloomberg correspondent and author Amity Shlaes talked about her biography of the 30th President of the United States, Coolidge, in which she traces the life of Calvin Coolidge from his early days in Plymouth Notch, Vermont through his presidency and ultimate return to New England where he died at the age of 60. She said that Coolidge should be remembered for the fact that when he left office in 1929, the federal budget was lower than when he took office in 1923. She told the story of Coolidge’s rise through local and state politics in Vermont and Massachusetts, and describes Coolidge’s involvement as governor of Massachusetts with the Boston Police strike in 1919. She suggested that his actions gave him a national reputation as a decisive leader. She also reviewed the years of Coolidge’s presidency which were marked by the introduction of electricity in the country, the widespread use of automobiles, and the reversal of the federal budget deficit into a surplus. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Feb 10, 2013
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  • Feb 10, 2013 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
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