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Have Faith in Massachusetts: The Remarkable Book That Introduced America to Calvin Coolidge (Paperback)

Have Faith in Massachusetts: The Remarkable Book That Introduced America to Calvin Coolidge By James H. Douglas (Foreword by), Amity Shlaes (Editor), Matthew Denhart (Editor) Cover Image
By James H. Douglas (Foreword by), Amity Shlaes (Editor), Matthew Denhart (Editor)
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THE BOOK THAT MADE A PRESIDENT

This is a book that changed history.

Derided as "Silent Cal," Calvin Coolidge was one of the finest writers ever to occupy the Oval Office. In fact, this remarkable book played a vital role in getting him there.

Published in 1919, when Coolidge served as governor of Massachusetts, Have Faith in Massachusetts made a splash across the country. One delegate to the 1920 Republican National Convention was so impressed with the book that he nominated Coolidge for vice president. That nomination created what one newspaper called "the first real, wholly unpremeditated stampede that ever took place at a national con-vention."

Just three years later, Coolidge became president of the United States.

This book showcases a leader of courage and character with a talent for clear and concise thinking. One review noted at the time: "We do not know any recent volume which in so brief a compass has stated as clearly and with such freedom from party bias and class interest the fundamental principles of justice and humanity.... The American spirit which animates them and the felicity of phrase in which they are expressed recall at times the analogous utterances of Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln."

In the introduction to the original edition, the editors said they hoped "many readers will welcome the book in this time of special need of inspiring and steadying influences." More than a century later, Americans sense an even greater need for such influences. And readers will find them in this handsome new edition of Have Faith in Massachusetts, which comes complete with photos and enlightening annotations.

About the Author


CALVIN COOLIDGE (1872-1933) rose through the ranks of Massachusetts politics to become president of the state senate, lieutenant governor, and finally governor. Elected vice president of the United States in 1920, Coolidge became president in 1923. During his presidency, Coolidge balanced the federal budget and reduced burdens on business and workers. The result was one of the greatest periods of prosperity in American history.


Product Details
ISBN: 9798987373705
Publisher: Coolidge Press
Publication Date: March 20th, 2023
Pages: 256
Language: English