Books by Amity Shlaes

COOLIDGE by Amity Shlaes
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan provides an enthusiastic endorsement, and like-minded readers will find Shlaes' well-researched but highly opinionated biography deeply satisfying."
President from 1923 to 1929, Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) is traditionally dismissed as an honorable mediocrity, but journalist Shlaes (The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, 2007, etc.) argues that he was better than that. Read full book review >
Released: June 12, 2007

"<\b>Plucky, intellectual combat, but Shlaes neglects to counter the most telling arguments about GOP responsibility for the Depression."
Shlaes (The Greedy Hand, 1999, etc.), a senior visiting fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a columnist at Bloomberg, brings to the Great Depression a flair for revealing anecdotes and a debater's moxie that slides into contrarianism. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 1999

"Cleverly crafted, exasperated invective on a popular theme, well timed for tax season and the cruelest month. (Author tour)"
Taxation is the function of government that everyone loves to hate. Read full book review >

Here, from a reporter for The Wall Street Journal who specializes in Germany, are portraits-in-miniature of the divided-and-reunited nation's "mental decolonization," as the continental colossus struggles to reshape after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Read full book review >