Grace Coolidge: The People's Lady in Silent Cal's White House

Grace Coolidge: The People's Lady in Silent Cal's White House

by Robert H. Ferrell
     
 

A moving account of the popular first lady's White House tenure, taking readers behind the scenes of her strained marriage to the famously taciturn president. An insightful look at the Coolidges, their relationship in the public eye, and her contributions to the historical legacy of presidential wives.See more details below

Overview

A moving account of the popular first lady's White House tenure, taking readers behind the scenes of her strained marriage to the famously taciturn president. An insightful look at the Coolidges, their relationship in the public eye, and her contributions to the historical legacy of presidential wives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700615636
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
03/11/2008
Series:
Modern First Ladies Series
Pages:
198
Sales rank:
734,109
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

What People are saying about this

David Greenberg

More than any other biographer, Ferrell demonstrates how important Grace Coolidge was to her husband's career. She emerges in this account not only as sympathetic but also as significant. A magnet for press coverage, she was sensitive, stylish, much beloved, and nobody's fool. (David Greenberg, author of Calvin Coolidge)

Richard Norton Smith

Ferrell is a graceful stylist and a born storyteller. His Grace Coolidge would be a fascinating subject had she never been first lady—but as this wonderfully readable book makes clear, her husband was lucky, and her country luckier still, that she was. (Richard Norton Smith, author of An Uncommon Man: The Triumph of Herbert Hoover)

Betty Boyd Caroli

A story that will intrigue—and enlighten. (Betty Boyd Caroli, author of First Ladies)

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