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Herbert Hoover in the White House

Charles Rappleye

Herbert Hoover in the White House

the ordeal of the presidency

by Charles Rappleye

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics and government,
  • Presidents,
  • Biography

  • About the Edition

    Describes the uphill battle faced by the thirty-first president, who served his single term during the Great Depression, portraying the man as bright, well-meaning, and energetic but ultimately lacking in the tools of leadership. --Publisher

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 517-525) and index.

    StatementCharles Rappleye
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE802 .R335 2016
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxx, 554 pages
    Number of Pages554
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27207687M
    ISBN 101451648677
    ISBN 109781451648676
    LC Control Number2015027333
    OCLC/WorldCa913829593

    Q. Name the U.S. President who sometimes let a couple of pet alligators loose to wander from room to room in the White House. A. That was Herbert Hoover’s son, Allan, according to the historical. Herbert Hoover in the White House | "A deft, filled-out portrait of the thirty-first president by far the best, most readable study of Hoover's presidency to date." --Publishers Weekly Rappleye's surprising portrait of a Depression-era president Herbert Hoover reveals a very different figure than the usual Hoover, engaged and active but loathe to experiment and conscious of his inability to Brand: Simon & Schuster.

      Charles Rappleye's new book Herbert Hoover in the White House: The Ordeal of the Presidency aims to correct that impression, to flesh out the standard picture of Hoover by using a . part, less than three years after I left the White House. Later I clarified and condensed some parts, in particular eliminating documents which had become public. These I have indicated by references. The section on the Election of is more detailed than would be .

      President Herbert Hoover at his desk in the White House signing an unemployment relief bill in Credit Bettmann/Getty Images.   Lou Hoover’s personal charity grew and evolved as the Great Depression prompted more Americans to send letters directly to the first lady asking for and her staff developed a system to help them. They received so many letters that she employed and paid the salaries of three secretaries, unlike her direct predecessors, who had only employed one.


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