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Coolidge - Amity Shlaes

I'm only through the introduction, and already I can tell that I'm going to have some serious issues with this book. Amity Shlaes certainly likes to contradict herself -- she presents Coolidge as a man who "made virtue of inaction"  as president, yet she wants to credit him for low unemployment, Americans wiring their homes for electricity and buying cars on credit, increased patent applications, and a drop in Klan membership, all just because it happened "under" him. Why not credit him for the 1927 Yankees while we're at it? After all, they played during his presidency as well, so any credit by association would be just as valid.