Lecture, Audio Recording     Series: Hatfield Lecture Series

Amity Shlaes on Calvin Coolidge

Amity Shlaes is the author of four New York Times best-sellers including Coolidge, which is both the follow up and a precursor to The Forgotten Man, a book that continues to spark discussion and debate. In Coolidge, Shlaes delivers a brilliant and provocative reexamination of America's thirtieth president and the enormous economic growth he helped to produce. She reveals that Coolidge restored national trust in Washington and achieved what few other peacetime presidents have: he left office with a federal budget smaller than the one he inherited.

Event Type: Lecture, Audio Recording

About the Forum

Since 1998, the Oregon Historical Society has presented this annual lecture series, which brings together the nation’s top historians and authors for thought-provoking evenings of history. Each spring, award-winning scholars come to Portland to share broad perspectives on the many facets of United States history.