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- Government & Politics
- SMU Campus, McCord Auditorium, 306 Dallas Hall, Dallas TX
The President Who Said No: Calvin Coolidge's Lessons for Today
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CST)
Many Americans know about The Roaring 20s, but few know much about the President of that famed decade – Calvin Coolidge. In her highly-anticipated biography of President Coolidge, Amity Shlaes introduces us to an often-forgotten president who encouraged business growth, supported technological innovation, and helped the nation successfully confront its most difficult fiscal problems. In doing so, Shlaes will argue, Calvin Coolidge provided the United States with many lessons which it could use today.
Amity Shlaes is the Director, 4% Growth Project, at the George W. Bush Institute; Adjunct Associate Professor of Economic History, Stern School of Business, New York University; and Columnist, Bloomberg News, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal.
Ms. Shlaes book, Coolidge, will be available for purchase. Reception and book siging immediately following presentation.
The Center for Presidential History at SMU is dedicated to exploring the story and legacy of the nation’s chief executives through cutting-edge research, academic and public forums and production of archival records for future generations through a wide-ranging presidential collective memory project.
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum "serves as a resource for the study of the life and career of George W. Bush, while also promoting a better understanding of the Presidency, American history, and important issues of public policy. The Library and Museum accomplishes its mission by preserving and providing access to Presidential records and other donated collections, hosting public programs, creating educational initiatives, preserving artifacts, and producing innovative museum exhibits."
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