A boomlet in Coolidge books?

2013 is shaping up to be a good year for the reputation of the man some have called America’s most underrated, if not actually forgotten, president. Just like Amity Shlaes’ long awaited new biography, writer Charles C. Johnson’s new book on why Coolidge is still significant comes out a little too late for Christmas… but you can pre-order and gift-wrap the voucher!

Reader David W alerts me to the upcoming (presumably also in 2013) new book by Coolidge scholar David Pietrusza. Looks like I really need to add a new Coolidge shelf to my bookcase!

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Update on the upcoming Calvin Coolidge bio by Amity Shlaes

Apparently, there’s a teensy hiccup in the publication date of Amity Shlaes’ eagerly awaited new Coolidge biography, previously scheduled for release in late June. Amity kindly informed by way of commenting on this blog, “that apparently there have been order holdups! Apologies. The book is coming, but not this month. I very much appreciate readers’ patience.” The good news is of course that the major opus is finished, and word is that the delay may be a couple of months at most.

Amity also very graciously makes the offer that “any reader who likes can email for a signed bookplate from me when their copy arrives! My email address for bookplates is amityshlaes@hotmail.com ”  (I guess I should switch my order from Kindle to paper copy …)

And here, courtesy of the Library of Congress Digital Collection, is the image from which the cover image of Amity’s book has been cropped:

 

 

Pre-order the new Coolidge biography today!

Update: Amity Shlaes informs per comment, “that apparently there have been order holdups! Apologies. The book is coming, but not this month. I very much appreciate readers’ patience”

She also very graciously makes the offer that “any reader who likes can email for a signed bookplate from me when their copy arrives! My email address for bookplates is amityshlaes@hotmail.com ”  (I guess I should switch my order from kindle to paper copy …)

Finally, the all-new biography of our favorite president is getting closer to a bookstore, mailbox or e-book near you – Amity Shlaes’ “Coolidge” now available for pre-order at amazon (and at Barnes & Noble or your just-around-the-corner bookstore). Release date is June 26.

I must say I like the cover!