“Don‘t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong": First Edition of Calvin Coolidge's The Price of Freedom: Speeches and Addresses; Inscribed by Him
The Price of Freedom: Speeches and Addresses.
Item Number: 78014
New York: Charles Scibner's Sons, 1924.
First edition of this collection of speeches from the 30th President of the United States. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To SD Green With Regards Calvin Coolidge.” With a laid in signed letter on White House letterhead from President Coolidge’s secretary to the recipient noting that Coolidge with sign the books sent. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing.
Calvin Coolidge was the 30th President of the United States (1923–29). A Republican lawyer from Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor of that state. His response to the Boston Police Strike of 1919 thrust him into the national spotlight and gave him a reputation as a man of decisive action. Soon after, he was elected as the 29th vice president in 1920 and succeeded to the presidency upon the sudden death of Warren G. Harding in 1923. Elected in his own right in 1924, he gained a reputation as a small-government conservative.