Coolidge Reading List

Andreasen, Joel J. “Calvin Coolidge: Puritan Progressive.” MA Thesis. University of Massachusetts, 2004.

Arnold, Gordon Dakota. “Calvin Coolidge: Classical Statesman.” Senior Seminar. Regent University, 2017.

Barton, Bruce. “Back in Ward Four,” The American Magazine (March 1931)

Blair, John L., ed. “The Clark-Coolidge Correspondence and the Election of 1932,” Vermont History 34:2 (April 1966): 83-114.

Booraem, Hendrik V. The Provincial: Calvin Coolidge and His World, 1885-1895. Cranbury, NJ: Associated University Presses, 1994.

Brown, Dorothy M. Mabel Walker Willebrandt: A Study of Power, Loyalty, and Law. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1984.

Bryn-Jones, David. Frank B. Kellogg: A Biography. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1937.

Calabresi, Steven G. and Christopher S. Yoo. The Unitary Executive: Presidential Power from Washington to Bush. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008.

Campaign Speeches of 1932 by President Hoover and Ex-President Coolidge. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1933.

Cannadine, David. Mellon: An American Life. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.

Coolidge, Calvin. Have Faith in Massachusetts: A Collection of Speeches and Messages. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1919.

—. The Price of Freedom: Speeches and Addresses. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1924.

—. Foundations of the Republic: Speeches and Addresses. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1926.

—. “Promoting Peace through Preparation for Defense,” Ladies’ Home Journal (Apr 1929)

—. “Promoting Peace through Limitations of Armaments,” Ladies’ Home Journal (May 1929)

—. “Promoting Peace through Renunciation of War,” Ladies’ Home Journal (June 1929)

—. “What It Means to Be President,” The American Magazine (Jul 1929)

—. “The President Lives Under a Multitude of Eyes,” The American Magazine (Aug 1929)

—. The Autobiography. New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1929.

—. “Reflections from Private Life,” Cosmopolitan (May 1930)

—. “Party Loyalty and the Presidency,” The Saturday Evening Post (Oct 3, 1931)

—. “In Times Like These–,” The American Magazine (Feb 1932)

—. “Settling the War Debts,” Cosmopolitan (July 1932)

—. “The Republican Case,” The Saturday Evening Post (September 10, 1932)

—. “Books of My Boyhood,” Cosmopolitan (October 1932)

Coolidge, Grace. Grace Coolidge: An Autobiography. Eds. Lawrence E. Wikander and Robert H. Ferrell. Worland, WY: High Plains, 1992.

—. “When I Became First Lady,” The American Magazine (Sep 1929)

—. “How I Spent My Days in the White House,” The American Magazine (Oct1929)

—. “Making Ourselves at Home in the White House,” The American Magazine (Nov 1929)

—. “Our Family Pets,” The American Magazine (Dec 1929)

—. “The Real Calvin Coolidge,” Good Housekeeping (February 1935): 18-21, 181-191.

—. “The Real Calvin Coolidge,” Good Housekeeping (March 1935): 22-25, 214-227.

—. “The Real Calvin Coolidge,” Good Housekeeping (April 1935): 38-41, 197-208.

—. “The Real Calvin Coolidge,” Good Housekeeping (May 1935): 38-39, 247-259.

—. “The Real Calvin Coolidge,” Good Housekeeping (June 1935): 42-43, 198-210.

Cornwell Jr., Elmer E. Presidential Leadership of Public Opinion. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1965.

Curtis, Jane, Will Curtis, and Frank Lieberman. Return to these Hills: The Vermont Years of Calvin Coolidge. Woodstock, VT: Curtis-Lieberman, 1985.

Danelski, David J. and Joseph S. Tulchin, eds. The Autobiographical Notes of Charles Evans Hughes. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1973.

Dawes, Charles G. Notes as Vice President 1928-1929. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1935.

Dean, Charles J. “Mayor Coolidge,” Vermont History 24:4 (October 1956): 327-330.

Felt, Benjamin F. “Some Points of View About Calvin Coolidge,” Vermont History 23:4 (October 1955): 312-317.

Feltzenberg, Alvin S. “Calvin Coolidge and Race: His Record in Dealing with the Racial Tensions of the 1920s,” The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, 1988<>.

—. The Leaders We Deserved (And a Few We Didn’t): Rethinking the Presidential Rating Game. New York: Basic Books, 2008.

Ferrell, Robert H. Grace Coolidge: The People’s Lady in Silent Cal’s White House. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2008.

Fuess, Claude M. Calvin Coolidge: The Man From Vermont. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1940.

Gerhardt, Michael J. The Federal Appointments Process: A Constitutional & Historical Analysis. Durham: Duke University Press, 2003.

—. The Forgotten Presidents: Their Untold Constitutional Legacy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Green, Horace. The Life of Calvin Coolidge. New York: Duffield & Company, 1924.

Griffin, Solomon Bulkley. W. Murray Crane: A Man and Brother. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1926.

Hannaford, Peter, ed. The Quotable Calvin Coolidge: Sensible Words for a New Century. Bennington, VT: Images from the Past, 2001.

Hathorn, Guy B. “The Political Career of C. Bascom Slemp.” Diss. Duke, 1950.

Haynes, John Earl, ed. Calvin Coolidge and the Coolidge Era: Essays on the History of the 1920s. Washington, D. C.: Library of Congress, 1998.

Heller, Milton F., Jr. The President’s Doctor: An Insiders View of Three First Families. New York: Vantage Press, 2000.

Hennessy, Michael E. Calvin Coolidge: From A Green Mountain Farm to the White House. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1924.

Hoover, Herbert. The Memoirs. 3 vols. New York: Macmillan Company, 1952.

Howland, Hewitt H. Dwight Whitney Morrow: A Sketch in Admiration. New York: Century Company, 1930.

Johnson, Carolyn W. Winthrop Murray Crane: A Study in Republican Leadership 1892-1920. Northampton, MA: Smith College, 1967.

Johnson, Charles C. Why Coolidge Matters: Leadership Lessons from America’s Most Underrated President. New York: Encounter Books, 2013.

Johnson, Paul. “The Last Arcadia,” Modern Times: The World from the Twenties to the Nineties. Rev. ed. New York: HarperCollins, 1991.

Krug, Larry L. The 1924 Coolidge-Dawes Lincoln Tour. Atlgen, PA: Schiffer, 2007.

Lathem, Edward C., ed. Calvin Coolidge: Cartoons of His Presidential Years. Plymouth: Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation, 1973.

—. Calvin Coolidge Says: Over three hundred dispatches prepared by former-President Coolidge and syndicated to newspapers in the United States and abroad during 1930-1931. Plymouth: Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation, 1972.

—, ed. Meet Calvin Coolidge: The Man Behind the Myth. Brattleboro, Stephen Greene Press, 1960.

—, ed. Your Son, Calvin Coolidge: A Selection of Letters from Calvin Coolidge to his Father. Montpelier: Vermont Historical Society, 1968.

Long, Henry F., comp. Public Record of Calvin Coolidge. Ms. Coll. 19. State Library of Massachusetts, Boston.

Lynch, Cecelia. Beyond Appeasement: Interpreting Interwar Peace Movements in World Politics. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999.

Matthews, Jefferey J. Alanson B. Houghton: Ambassador of the New Era. Lanham: SR Books, 2004.

McKee, John Hiram. Coolidge Wit and Wisdom: 125 Short Stories About “Cal.” New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1933.

Murray, Robert K. The Harding Era: Warren G. Harding and His Administration. Newtown, CT: American Political Biography, 1969.

—. The Politics of Normalcy: Governmental Theory and Practice in the Harding-Coolidge Era. New York: W. W. Norton, 1973.

National Notary Association. Why Coolidge Matters: How Civility in Politics Can Bring a Nation Together. Chatsworth, CA: NNA, 2010.

Nicholson, Harold. Dwight Morrow. New York: Harcourt, Brace, and Company, 1935.

Palmer, Niall. The Twenties in America: Politics and History. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006.

Pietrusza, David. 1920: The Year of the Six Presidents. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2007.

—, ed. Calvin Coolidge: A Documentary Biography. Church & Reid Books, 2013.

—, ed. Silent Cal’s Almanack: The Homespun Wit and Wisdom of Vermont’s Calvin Coolidge. A Createspace Book, 2008.

Quint, Howard, and Robert Ferrell, eds. The Talkative President: The Off-the Record Press Conferences of Calvin Coolidge. Amherst: University of Massachusetts, 1964.

Randolph, Mary. Presidents and First Ladies. New York: D-Appleton-Century Company, 1936.

Ranson, Edward. The American Presidential Election of 1924: A Political Study of Calvin Coolidge. 2 vols. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellon, 2008.

—. The Role of Radio in the American Presidential Election of 1924: How a New Communications Technology Shapes the Political Process. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellon, 2010.

Richardson, James D., ed. Supplement to the Messages and Papers of the Presidents. New York: Bureau of National Literature, 1929.

Rogers, Cameron. The Legend of Calvin Coolidge. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1928.

Ross, Ishbel. Grace Coolidge and Her Era: The Story of a President’s Wife. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1962.

Rugg, Arthur Prentice. Calvin Coolidge Memorial Address Delivered before the Joint Meetings of the Two Houses of Congress as a Tribute of Respect to the Late President of the United States. US 72nd Cong., 2nd sess. Senate Doc. 186. Washington: GPO, 1933.

Sanders, Everett. “The Secretary to the President,” The Saturday Evening Post (Dec 6, 1930; Dec 20, 1930; Feb 28, 1931)

Sawyer, Roland D. Cal Coolidge, President. Boston: Four Seas Company, 1924.

Shlaes, Amity. Coolidge. New York: HarperCollins, 2013.

Silver, Thomas B. Coolidge and the Historians. Durham: Carolina Academic, 1982.

Slemp, C. Bascom, ed. The Mind of the President: As Revealed by Himself in His Own Words. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1926.

Sobel, Robert. Coolidge: An American Enigma. Washington, D. C.: Regnery, 1998.

Starling, Edmund. Starling of the White House. Chicago: People’s Book Club, 1916.

Stern, Sheldon, ed. “Calvin Coolidge: Examining the Evidence: A Conference at the John F. Kennedy Library, July 30-31, 1998,” The New England Journal of History 55:1 (Fall 1998), 1-122.

—. “The Struggle to Teach the Whole Story: Calvin Coolidge and American History Education,” The New England Journal of History 53:2 (Fall 1996), 38-52.

Stoddard, Gloria May. Grace & Cal: A Vermont Love Story. Shelburne, VT: New England Press, 1989.

Stoddard, Henry L. As I Knew Them: Presidents and Politics from Grant to Coolidge. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1927.

—. It Costs To Be President. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1938.

Thompson, Charles Willis. Presidents I’ve Known and Two Near Presidents. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1929.

Thompson, Robert J. Adequate Brevity: A Collation and Co-ordination of the Mental Processes and Reactions of Calvin Coolidge, as Expressed in his Addresses and Messages, and Constituting a Self-Delineation of his Character and Ideals. Chicago: M. A. Donohue & Company, 1924.

Tucker III, Garland S. The High Tide of American Conservatism: Davis, Coolidge, and the 1924 Election. Austin: Emerald Book Company, 2010.

Tupper, Seth. Calvin Coolidge in the Black Hills. Charleston: The History Press, 2017.

Van Til, L. John. Thinking Cal Coolidge: An Inquiry into the Roots of His Intellectual Life. Pine Grove Publishing, 2015.

Wallace, Jerry L. Calvin Coolidge: Our First Radio President. Plymouth: Five Corners, 2008.

Washburn, R. M. Calvin Coolidge: His First Biography – From Cornerstone to Capstone to the Accession. Boston: Small, Maynard and Company, 1923.

Waterhouse, John A. Calvin Coolidge Meets Charles Edward Garman. North Clarendon, VT: Tuttle Publishing, 1985.

Watson, James. As I Knew Them: Memoirs of James E. Watson, Former United States Senator from Indiana. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1936.

Webster, Joel. “Coolidge against the world: Peace, prosperity, and foreign policy in the 1920s.” Masters Thesis. James Madison University, 2017.

White, William Allen. Calvin Coolidge: The Man Who Is President. New York: Macmillan Company, 1925.

Whiting, Edward Elwell. Calvin Coolidge: A Contemporary Estimate. Boston: The Atlantic Monthly, 1923.

—. Calvin Coolidge: His Ideals of Citizenship as Revealed through Speeches and Writings. Boston: W. A. Wilde Company, 1924.

Woods, Robert A. The Preparation of Calvin Coolidge. Cambridge: Riverside, 1924.

Wright, Daniel L. Keeping Cool on the Campaign Trail: 101 of “Silent” Cal’s Insights on Voting, Campaigning, and Governing. A Createspace Book, 2015. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to