5159 Spaulding Ave
Schwan Lecture in American History
“The President Who Said ‘No’”
Thursday, February 20, 7:30 pm
5159 N Spaulding Ave
The eighth annual Schwan Lecture in American History, hosted by the Department of Politics and Government at North Park, welcomes author and columnist Amity Shlaes to campus to speak on the subject of her latest book, Coolidge.
Her lecture will explore the life and political career of Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States, as well as the time during which he played a leading role in American politics, a period in the nation’s history that witnessed significant economic growth and social change.
Admission is free and open to the public.
The Schwan American History Lecture Series was endowed in 2004 with a gift from John and Beverly Schwan of South Barrington, Ill.
About the Speaker
Amity Shlaes has been a syndicated columnist for more than a decade and is currently a columnist for Forbes. She directs the economic project at the Bush Center, the Four Percent Growth Project. For the past five years, Shlaes has taught the Economics of the 1930s in the master of business administration program at New York University Stern School of Business, and she formerly served as a member of the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal, specializing in economics.
In addition to writing Coolidge, Shlaes is the author of The Forgotten Man, a national bestseller that National Review called “the finest history of the Great Depression ever written.” She also authored The Greedy Hand, likewise a bestseller, on the nation’s experience with its tax code; and Germany: The Empire Within, a book about German national identity.
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