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New Coolidge Biography by Shlaes

August 6, 2012 1 minute Read by Matthew Denhart

Amity Shlaes's new book, "Coolidge," a biography of America's 30th president, is available by pre-order from Barnes & Noble. Shlaes, director of the Bush Institute's 4% Growth Project, was recently interviewed about the book for the "Power Blog" of the Acton Institute. Shlaes points out that "Coolidge" is in many ways a prequel to her last book, "The Forgotten Man." She tells her Acton hosts that the 1930s are the story "about how the government messed it up," and exacerbated the Great Depression through misguided policies. Meanwhile, the 1920s are about how the policies of Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge allowed the economy to thrive. Listen to the entire interview here, and be sure to check the "Power Blog" often for more Coolidge material.


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Matthew Denhart
Matthew Denhart

Matthew Denhart is an expert on immigration policy and is the author of the Bush Institute’s America's Advantage: A Handbook of Vital Immigration and Economic Growth Statistics, now in its third edition. He currently serves as executive director of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and is a founder of the Coolidge Scholars Program which provides full-ride merit scholarships to America's most promising college students. A summa cum laude graduate of Ohio University, Denhart has written and spoken widely on a variety of policy topics including the economics of higher education, labor, and taxes. He has contributed articles to numerous national publications including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, CNN Opinion, and Bloomberg View. 

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