Amity Shlaes, one of America’s premier economic historians, is the author of six books, among them four New York Times bestsellers: Great Society: A New History, The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, Coolidge, The Forgotten Man/Graphic, The Greedy Hand: Why Taxes Drive Americans Crazy and Germany: The Empire Within. Miss Shlaes is winner of the Frederic Bastiat and Hayek Prizes. She wrote a weekly column for more than a decade, first the Financial Times and then Bloomberg. Before that, she served on the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal. Miss Shlaes is an advisor to the C-Span Quadrennial Presidential poll, and chairs the board of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, which gives the prestigious Coolidge Scholarship, and recently co-edited, with Matthew Denhart, a new edition of Coolidge’s autobiography. In 2021, Miss Shlaes was awarded the Bradley Prize.
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