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Coolidge

Amity Shlaes

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Amity Shlaes, author of The Forgotten Man, delivers a brilliant and provocative reexamination of America’s thirtieth president, Calvin Coolidge, and the decade of unparalleled growth that the nation enjoyed under his leadership. In this riveting biography, Shlaes traces Coolidge’s improbable rise from a tiny town in New England to a youth so unpopular he was shut out of college fraternities at Amherst College up through Massachusetts politics. After a divisive period of government excess and corruption, 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. A man of calm discipline, he lived by example, renting half of a two-family house for his entire political career rather than compromise his political work by taking on debt. Renowned as a throwback, Coolidge was in fact strikingly modern—an advocate of women’s suffrage and a radio pioneer. At once a revision of man and economics, Coolidge gestures to the country we once were and reminds us of qualities we had forgotten and can use today.

The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression

Amity Shlaes

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In The Forgotten Man, Amity Shlaes, one of the nation's most-respected economic commentators, offers a striking reinterpretation of the Great Depression. She traces the mounting agony of the New Dealers and the moving stories of individual citizens who through their brave perseverance helped establish the steadfast character we recognize as American today.

The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression (Graphic Edition)

Amity Shlaes

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An illustrated edition of Amity Shlaes’s #1 New York Times bestseller, featuring vivid black-and-white illustrations that capture this dark period in American history and the men and women, from all walks of life, whose character and ideas helped them persevere.

This imaginative illustrated edition brings to life one of the most devastating periods in our nation’s history—the Great Depression—through the lives of American people, from politicians and workers to businessmen, farmers, and ordinary citizens. Smart and stylish, black-and-white art from acclaimed illustrator Paul Rivoche provides an utterly original vision of the coexistence of despair and hope that characterized Depression-era America. Shlaes’s narrative and Rivoche’s art illuminate key economic concepts, presenting the thought-provoking case that New Deal regulation prolonged the Depression.

The Forgotten Man reveals through striking words and pictures moving personal stories that capture the spirit of this crucial moment in American history and the steadfast character and ingenuity of those that lived it.

The Greedy Hand: How Taxes Drive Americans Crazy and What to Do About It

Amity Shlaes

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The Greedy Hand is an illuminating examination of the culture of tax and a persuasive call for reform, written by one of the nation's leading policy makers, Amity Shlaes of The Wall Street Journal.
        
The father of the modern American state was an obscure Macy's department store executive named Beardsley Ruml.  During World War II, he devised the plan for withholding taxes from your paycheck, thereby laying in place a system that allows the hand of government to reach into your wallet and take what it wants.
        
Today, taxes make up more than a third of our economy, the highest level in history outside war.  We live in the nation revolutionary father Thomas Paine foresaw when he wrote of "the Greedy Hand of government thrusting itself into every corner of industry." This book is a cultural examination of the way taxes influence our behavior, how they force us into an arbitrary system that punishes families and individual enterprise.
        
Amity Shlaes unveils the hidden perversities of our lifelong tax experience:  how family tax breaks do little to help the family, and can even hurt it.  She demonstrates how married women pay a special women's tax rate, higher than anybody else's.  She shows how problems that engage and enrage us--Social Security problems, or the things we don't like about schools--are, at heart, tax problems.  And she explains why the solutions Washington offers merely accelerate a vicious cycle.
        
Finally, Amity Shlaes shows us a way out of this madness, endorsing a number of common-sense reforms that will give all Americans a fairer and simpler tax system. Written with eloquent compassion for working Americans and their families, The Greedy Hand makes the best case yet for rethinking our tax code. It is a book no tax-paying citizen can afford to ignore.

Germany: The Empire Within

Amity Shlaes

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The strength of German nationalism and personal hopes for the soon-to-be reunited country are reflected in a variety of groups--Sudeten Germans, German Jews, Bavarian extravagants, military officers and members of the old nobility

Conservative Heroes: Fourteen Leaders Who Shaped America, from Jefferson to Reagan

Garland S. Tucker III

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“A wonderful book.”Fred Barnes

“Reserves a special place for Tucker in the pantheon of political authors.”National Review Online

“Many readers resent the narrowness standard histories offer. They will welcome Conservative Heroes, which so thoughtfully draws out the full picture.”Amity Shlaes

“A missing history of conservatism.”The American Conservative

“A very accessible account of what American conservatism is, and has done.”Chronicles

Conservatism in America, as one early-twentieth-century politician said, is “as old as the Republic itself.” But what are its foundational principles, and how did they form the modern conservative movement?

Author Garland S. Tucker III tells the story in this lively look at fourteen champions of conservative thought—some well known, others hardly remembered at all. Taking readers on an exciting tour from the American Founding to the modern era, Tucker traces the development of conservatism’s basic tenets and shows how leaders put principle into action (some more successfully than others).

Conservative Heroes offers brief but penetrating profiles of:

  • The Founders who agreed on the two primary purposes of government—but differed on how best to achieve the balance between them
  • The pair of nineteenth-century congressional leaders who fought to preserve the founding vision of a limited national government
  • The towering statesman whose defense of slavery has obscured his considerable contributions to American constitutional history
  • The last Democratic president to advance conservative principles
  • The president and treasury secretary who together reduced taxes and the size of the federal government—and sparked an economic boom
  • The forgotten leaders, both Democrats, who spearheaded the conservative challenge to FDR’s New Deal
  • The man who revived the GOP as the conservative party
  • The three driving forces behind the ascent of modern conservatism

Here is the story of American conservatism in fourteen lives—a story we need to understand to tackle the challenges we face today.

Coolidge by Shlaes, Amity (2013) Hardcover

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The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression by Amity Shlaes (2007-06-12)

Amity Shlaes

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By Amity Shlaes Coolidge (1st First Edition) [Hardcover]

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It's Not as Bad as You Think: Why Capitalism Trumps Fear and the Economy Will Thrive

Brian S. Wesbury

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An upbeat antidote to the gloom and doom forecasts of the financial future

Just about everyone is worried about the economy and markets. And the fear is that they will stay down for a long time. But a few brave voices say that the gloom and doom forecasts are just too pessimistic. Reality is that entrepreneurs don't give up. History is pretty clear, every time the economy is thought to be done, worn out, finished, it bounces back and heads to new highs. In fact, the economy and the markets-counter to conventional wisdom-have started to improve in the first half of 2009. Even housing is showing some signs of life.

With It's Not as Bad as You Think, Brian Wesbury, ranked as one of the top economic forecasters by the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, shows you that while the financial future may be hard to predict, it will ultimately be profitable over the long haul. In this easy-to-follow and engaging forecast of the future, Wesbury takes a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly-and debunks the pouting pundits of pessimism to show you how to prosper now and in the future.

  • An optimistic look at the economy and the markets written by one of today's foremost financial forecasters
  • Presents a roadmap to seek opportunities in all the panic
  • Shows you how to analyze economic indicators and government policy to grow your wealth so you don't lose by hiding under the bed

A breath of fresh air, Wesbury's objectivity and optimism provide welcome relief to the daily bad news stories, as he sets us all up to capitalize on tomorrow's great possibilities.