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Book Review: God and Donald Trump (Stephen Strang)

This book contains little about Donald Trump’s personal faith and worldview. The author, Stephen Strang, believes there’s not much to say on the topic: “My aim in taking on this project has not been to write Donald Trump’s spiritual biography—that would have been a very short book” (page 169). Whether or not intentional, this remark parallels…

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Book Review: Calvin Coolidge (David Greenberg)

David Greenberg’s Calvin Coolidge is a short, approachable biography that strikes an almost perfect balance between rigorous scholarship and readability. The main narrative runs only 159 pages, showing a brevity appropriate for its taciturn subject. Of ten chapters, the first deals with his life pre-politics, the second with his political rise, and the final chapter with…