Amity Ruth Shales ( born September 10, 1960) is a conservative American author and newspaper and magazine columnist. Shales writes about politics and economics from a classical liberal perspective.[2] Shales has authored five books, including three New York Times Bestsellers. She currently chairs the board of trustees of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation[3] and serves as a Presidential Scholar at The King’s College in New York City. She is a recipient of the Bastiat Prize.

Books in order of publication:

Germany: The Empire Within1991
The Greedy Hand: How Taxes Drive Americans Crazy and What to Do About It1999
The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression2007
Coolidge2013
Great Society: A New History2018
The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge: Expanded and Annotated Edition2021