Coolidge Bibliography

Compiled by Jerry L. Wallace

Books Written by Coolidge


COOLIDGE, Calvin. Have Faith in Massachusetts. Boston:  Houghton Mifflin Company, 1919. 275 pp.


COOLIDGE, Calvin. The Price of Freedom. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1924.  419  pp.


COOLIDGE, Calvin.  Foundations of the Republic.  New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1926.  463 pp.


COOLIDGE, Calvin. The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge. New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1929. 247 pp.




WASHBURN, R. M.  Calvin Coolidge: His First Biography.  Boston: Small, Maynard and Company, 1923.  150 pp.  (This volume was first published in October 1923, two months after Coolidge became president.)

WEEKS, Eugene M.  Have Faith In Coolidge!  Boston:  Seaver-Howland Press, 1923.  24 pp.

WHITING, Edward Elwell.  President Coolidge: A Contemporary Estimate.  Boston: The Atlandtic Monthly Press, 1923.  208 pp.


GREEN, Horace.  The Life of Calvin Coolidge.  New York: Duffield & Company, 1924.  263 pp.  (In a 1928 letter to the author, Coolidge recalled this book and noted, “Some of it was true.”)

HENNESSY, M. E.  Calvin Coolidge From A Green Mountain Farm To The White House.  New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1924.  197 pp.  (The author was known as the dean of Boston newspapermen.)

KINSLEY, Earle S.  Calvin Coolidge: Vermonter.  Plymouth, VT: Home Town Coolidge Club [1924].  17 pp.  (This publication consist primarily of an address by Mr. Kinsley, Republican National Committeeman from Vermont, before the State Chamber of Commerce at Burlington on March 24, 1924.)

ROBERTS, Kenneth L.  Concentrated New England: A Sketch of Calvin Coolidge.  Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1924.  58 pp.  (The author also wrote Northwest Passage, a popular 1937 novel.)

SAWYER, Roland D.  Cal Coolidge President.  Boston: The Four Seas Company, 1924.  128 pp.

WASHBURN, R. M.  Calvin Coolidge: His First Biography – The ABC Popular Edition.  Campaign Publication issued in multiple editions.  Boston: The Roosevelt Club, 1924.  49 pp.  (This biography is written in a snappy, appealing manner, which probably explains its popularity.)

WOODS, Robert A.  The Preparation of Calvin Coolidge: An Interpretation.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1924.  288 pp.


JOHNSON, Thomas T.  Have Faith In Calvin Coolidge Or, From A Farmhouse To The White House.  Privately Printed.  Boston: The Christopher Publishing House, 1925.  88 pp.

WHITE, William Allen.  Calvin Coolidge:  The Man Who Is President.  New York: The Macmillan Company, 1925.  252 pp.


CARPENTER, Ernest C.  The Boyhood Days of President Calvin Coolidge or From the Green Mountains to the White House.  Rutland, VT:  The Tuttle Company, 1926.  192 pp.


ROGERS, Cameron.  The Legend Of Calvin Coolidge.  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1928.  179 pp.

WHITE, William Allen.  Masks in a Pageant.  New York: The Macmillan Company, 1928.  507 pp.  (Chapters XLIV and XLV pertain to Calvin Coolidge.)


GILFOND, Duff.  The Rise of Saint Calvin: Merry Sidelights On The Career Of Mr. Coolidge.  New York: Vanguard Press, 1932.  (According to Claude M. Fuess, this volume “is in the ‘smart aleck’ manner, in the debunking mood, and belongs for the most part under the category of malevolent fiction.”)


WHITE, William Allen.  A Puritan in Babylon: The Story of Calvin Coolidge.  New York: Macmillan Co., 1938.


FUESS, Claude.  Calvin Coolidge: The Man from Vermont.  Boston: Little Brown, 1940.


McCOY, Donald R.  Calvin Coolidge: The Quiet President.  New York: Collier-Macmillan, 1967.


CURTIS, Jane and Will, and Frank Lieberman.  Return To These Hills: the Vermont Years of Calvin Coolidge.  Forward by John Coolidge.  Woodstock, VT: Curtis – Lieberman Books, 1985.


BOORAEM, Hendrik, V.  The Provincial: Calvin Coolidge and His World, 1885-1895.  Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 1994.


FERRELL, Robert H.  The Presidency of Calvin Coolidge.  Lawrence, KS:  University Press of Kansas, 1998.

SOBEL, Robert.  Coolidge: An American Enigma.  Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, 1998.


GREENBERG, David.  Calvin Coolidge.  The American Presidents Series.  New York: Times Books, 2006.


SHLAES, Amity. Coolidge. New York: Harper Collins, 2013. Press about the book.


Related Publications:

FLESER, Arthur F.  A Rhetorical Study Of The Speaking Of Calvin Coolidge.  Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1990.

FOUNTAIN, Joe H.  Homestead Inaugural.  Saint Albans, VT: North Country Press, 1950.

GILBERT, Robert E.  The Tormented President: Calvin Coolidge, Death, and Clinical Depression.  Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003.

LATHEM, Edward, ed.  Calvin Coolidge: Cartoons of His Presidential Years.  Plymouth, VT, Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation, 1973.

—————————–.  Meet Calvin Coolidge: The Man Behind the Myth.  Brattleboro, VT: Stephen Greene, 1960.

ORTON, Vrest.  Calvin Coolidge’s Unique Vermont Inauguration.  Rutland, VT: Tuttle Publishing Co., 1960

SILVER, Thomas.  Coolidge and the Historians.  Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 1982.

WALLACE, Jerry L.  Calvin Coolidge:  Our First Radio President.  Plymouth Notch, VT: Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation, 2008.

WATERHOUSE, John Almon.  Calvin Coolidge Meets Charles Edward Garman Rutland, VT: Academy Books, 1984.