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But there is more to Coolidge than the stern capitalist scold. He was the progenitor of a conservatism that would flourish later in the century and a true innovator in the use of public relations and media. Coolidge worked with the top PR men of his day and seized on the rising technologies of newsreels and radio to bring the presidency into the lives of ordinary Americans--a path that led directly to FDR's "fireside chats" and the expert use of television by Kennedy and Reagan. At a time of great upheaval, Coolidge embodied the ambivalence that many of his countrymen felt. America kept "cool with Coolidge", and he returned the favor.
|Contributed by:||Schlesinger, Arthur Meier|
|Publisher:||Holt & Company, Henry|
|Publish Date:||Dec 26, 2006|
|Number of Pages:||224|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.8|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||8.6 x 5.8 x 0.9|
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