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The life of Herbert Hoover. Master of emergencies, 1917-1918

Author: George H Nash
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton, ©1996.
Series: The life of Herbert Hoover, bk. 3
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st ed
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The entry of the United States into the First World War in late 1911 found Herbert Hoover at a crossroads. Three years earlier, he had been a successful mining engineer in London. Then, as the war intensified in Europe, Hoover founded and led the Commission for Relief in Belgium, which provided desperately needed fuel to more than nine million Belgian and French citizens trapped between the German army of occupation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Herbert Hoover; Herbert Hoover
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George H Nash
ISBN: 0393038416 9780393038415 9780393345957 0393345955
OCLC Number: 35668389
Description: xiii, 656 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The return of "Hoover of Belgium" --
2. A man in a hurry --
3. "From the soil to the stomach" --
4. The visible hand --
5. America first --
6. "The benevolent bogey of the nation" --
7. The politics of pork --
8. The winter of trepidation --
9. "The hour of our testing" --
10. Ambush on Capitol Hill --
11. The perils of price control --
12. A dance along a precipice --
13. A trip to Europe --
14. The bittersweet fruits of success --
15. Politics in wartime --
16. Gains and losses --
17. "Ami de la nation belge" --
18. "Food will win the world."
Series Title: The life of Herbert Hoover, bk. 3
Responsibility: George H. Nash.

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The third volume of Herbert Hoover's biography, this book is concerned with the year 1917-1918, when the USA entered World War II, and Hoover was appointed to Woodrow Wilson's Cabinet and the US Food  Read more...

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