New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corp. 1929. First edition. A Fine copy, lacking the publisher's slipcase. One of a thousand copies signed by Coolidge on the limitation page.
"As America's 30th president (1923-1929), Calvin Coolidge demonstrated his determination to preserve the old moral and economic precepts of frugality amid the material prosperity that many Americans were enjoying during the 1920s" (White House). Indeed, his contemporary admirer Alfred E. Smith would comment, despite his own membership in the Democratic party, that Coolidge's "great task was to restore the dignity and prestige of the Presidency when it had reached the lowest ebb in our history...in a time of extravagance and waste." The present work is Coolidge's own account of his years leading up to and during the Presidency, documenting his rise to local and state office before becoming the head of a federal executive branch that would become infamous for isolationist policy, tax cuts, and limited domestic aid which have shaped the nation's economy ever since. Fine (Item #2654)