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- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 119.00
Although Calvin Coolidge is widely judged to have been a weak and even an incompetent president, this study concludes that he was a leader disabled by a crippling emotional breakdown. After an impressive early career, Coolidge assumed the presidency upon the death of Warren Harding. His promising political career suffered a major blow, however, with... more...
- Shell Education 2007; US$ 8.99
The years between World War I and World War II were years of change and reform. The role of women changed and the social status of African Americans began the slow process of reform. Industry continued to grow as the demand for cars increased. When the Great Depression occurred in 1929, life in America changed drastically as many people found themselves... more...
- Hoover Institution Press 2013; US$ 29.99
Covering an eventful period in Herbert Hoover?s career?and, more specifically, his life as a political pugilist from 1933 to 1955?this previously unknown memoir was composed and revised by the 31st president during the 1940s and 1950s?and then, surprisingly, set aside. This work recounts Hoover?s family life after March 4, 1933, his myriad philanthropic... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00
Blithely flinging aside the Victorian manners that kept her disapproving mother corseted, the New Woman of the 1920s puffed cigarettes, snuck gin, hiked her hemlines, danced the Charleston, and necked in roadsters. More important, she earned her own keep, controlled her own destiny, and secured liberties that modern women take for granted. Her newfound... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 119.00
This volume in ABC-CLIOs social history series, People and Perspectives, looks at one of the most vibrant eras in U.S. history, a decade when American life was utterly transformed, often veering from freewheeling to fearful, from liberated to repressed.||What did it mean to live through the Jazz Age? To answer this and other important questions,... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99
Political conventions in years past were more than pep rallies for preselected candidates -- they were suspenseful, no-holds-barred battles for the nomination. In 1932, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the man who would become one of America's most beloved presidents, was far from a shoo-in for the Democratic nomination at the party's convention in Chicago.... more...
- Scribner 2010; US$ 30.00
"To an astonishing extent, the 1920s resemble our own era, at the turn of the twenty-first century; in many ways that decade was a precursor of modern excesses....Much of what we consider contemporary actually began in the Twenties." -- from the Introduction The images of the 1920s have been indelibly imprinted on the American imagination: jazz,... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2004; US$ 25.99
President Nixon?s former counsel illuminates another presidency marked by scandal Warren G. Harding may be best known as America?s worst president. Scandals plagued him: the Teapot Dome affair, corruption in the Veterans Bureau and the Justice Department, and the posthumous revelation of an extramarital affair. Raised in Marion, Ohio, Harding... more...
- Regnery Publishing 2012; US$ 19.95
From Publishers Weekly In this inflated revisionist biography, Sobel seeks to overturn the image of Calvin Coolidge as a taciturn, do-nothing president. He portrays his subject as an embodiment of the ethos of a vanished America, a pragmatic politician who espoused a philosophy of a passive executive branch. Although Coolidge took no actions to... more...