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Herbert Hoover : forgotten progressive

Author: Joan Hoff
Publisher: Prospect Heights, Ill. : Waveland Press, 1992.
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This book examines the life of one of America's least favored presidents. Herbert Hoover's career followed a pattern familiar in the history of the United States : humble beginnings surmounted by hard work and tremendous ambition, wealth, public service and, eventually, the presidency. From his Quaker youth he acquired morals and values that he would preserve throughout his entire life. These values ultimately  Read more...
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Named Person: Herbert Hoover; Herbert Clark Hoover; Herbert Hoover
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Hoff
ISBN: 0881337056 9780881337051
OCLC Number: 28141322
Notes: "Reissued by Waveland Press, Inc. under arrangement with Harper Collins Publishers, New York"--T.p. verso.
Originally published: Boston : Little, Brown, 1975.
Description: viii, 307 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Contents: The Quaker as man of the world --
The engineer as progressive --
The progressive in transition --
The progressive as domestic dynamo --
The progressive in time of depression --
The progressive as diplomatist --
The republican as forgotten progressive --
The Quaker out of tune with the world --
The old and new Hoover.
Responsibility: Joan Hoff Wilson ; edited by Oscar Handlin.

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This book examines the life of one of America's least favored presidents. Herbert Hoover's career followed a pattern familiar in the history of the United States : humble beginnings surmounted by hard work and tremendous ambition, wealth, public service and, eventually, the presidency. From his Quaker youth he acquired morals and values that he would preserve throughout his entire life. These values ultimately created an unbridgeable gulf between him and U.S. citizens as he confronted the Great Depression soon after taking office. There would always be little comprehension between the president and the people who looked to him for leadership. He died unpopular and isolated, disowned by his own party, embittered by the lack of understanding, and convinced that the burden of blame for the depression had been thrust on him unfairly. This volume seeks to shed light not only on the man and his career, but also on the evolving nation that rejected him.

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