More than a biography of one of America's better known first ladies, this book is a vivid record of her life and her times. The interest of Ishbel Ross' story is greatly enhanced by the people that crowd the pages of Grace Coolidge's life--the Hardings, the Adams, Al Jodson, Will Rogers, and others. But this is still primarily a book about Grace Coolidges the story of a woman who became the wife of a man destined for the Presidency. The author has brought her subject to life with true skill, delving into every facet of Mrs. Coolidge's life; her school friends and early romances, her family, her courtship, her marriage, and her children. Too, this is the revealing and warmly drawn story of an American president. With its anecdotes and gossipy intimacy, Grace Coolidge and Her Era is a work of human appeal rather than crudition.