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The good, bad and Coolidge

Posted: June 9, 2014 at 3:39 a.m.

One of the more intriguing parlor games historians play is "rate the presidents." The latest entry comes from National Interest editor Robert W. Merry, whose book Where They Stand has some of the usual suspects at both top (Washington, Lincoln, FDR) and bottom (Buchanan, Pierce, Fillmore).

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