Grace Coolidge: Sudden Star

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Nova History Publications, Jan 1, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 124 pages
Grace Coolidge was considered the perfect balance to her husband, Calvin Coolidge, renowned for his shy, cautious and restrained nature (nicknamed Silent Cal). The first lady was to emerge as a fashion trendsetter, cordial social mixer and the one who remembered names and faces - a great political asset. This book is to provide readers with an overview of Grace's life and her time in Washington. Her own values, as seen through her personal letters, form the new material for this book, which will be beneficial to those interested in first ladies and women in American history.

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About the author (2005)

Cynthia D. Bittinger is on the faculty at the Community College of Vermont, where she teaches Vermont history and previously taught a course on women in United States history. She gives lectures for Road Scholar and OSHER, the Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of Vermont. She was appointed to the Center for Research on Vermont at the University of Vermont. She is a founding member of the Vermont Women's History Project at the Vermont Historical Society. She is a commentator for Vermont Public Radio on Vermont history. Her commentaries on Grace Coolidge won the Edward R. Murrow Award. She was the executive director of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation in Plymouth, Vermont, for eighteen years and wrote Grace Coolidge, Sudden Star, about Vermont-born Grace Goodhue Coolidge, the First Lady from 1923 to 1929. Bittinger is a graduate of Wheaton College (Massachusetts) and Teachers College, Columbia University.

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