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Uncommon Americans : the lives and legacies of Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover

Author: Timothy Walch
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.
Series: Contributions in American history, no. 200.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first joint biography of President and Mrs. Hoover by scholars who have conducted extensive research into their lives.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Herbert Hoover; Lou Henry Hoover; Herbert Hoover; Lou Henry Hoover; Herbert Clark Hoover; Lou H Hoover
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Walch
ISBN: 0275979962 9780275979966
OCLC Number: 51726892
Description: xii, pages 314 : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Foreword / John W. Carlin --
Introduction / Timothy Walch --
First thoughts. Herbert Hoover : political orphan / George H. Nash --
Searching for Lou Henry Hoover / Nancy Beck Young --
Formative years. The fascination of what's difficult : Herbert Hoover and geology / Hendrik Booraem V --
Not so innocent abroad : the Hoovers' early years / John Milton Cooper, Jr. --
Helping hands. Determined humanitarians : Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover in Europe / George H. Nash --
Orphan boy : Herbert Hoover and children / Richard Norton Smith, Timothy Walch --
Pioneer girl : Lou Henry Hoover and the Girl Scouts / Susan Estabrook Kennedy --
Progressive ideals. Agent of change : Herbert Hoover as Secretary of Commerce / Kendrick A. Clements --
Herbert Hoover, housing, and socioeconomic planning in the 1920s / Red A. Bjornstad --
No place like home : Herbert Hoover and the American standard of living / Regina Lee Blaszczyk --
That glorious burden. War on a thousand fronts : Herbert Hoover and the Great Depression / David E. Hamilton --
Prelude to the New Deal : Lou Henry Hoover and women's relief work / Martha H. Swain --
Herbert Hoover and the elusive quest for peace / Alfred L. Castle --
Assessing the Hoover presidency / David A. Quigley --
Exile and return. The loyal opposition : Herbert Hoover and the Republican Party / Gary Dean Best --
Years of frustration : Herbert Hoover and World War II / Hal Elliott Wert --
"Some of my best friends are Democrats" : Herbert Hoover and the Kennedy family / Timothy Walch --
Elder statesman : Herbert Hoover and his successors / Michael J. Birkner --
The last word. Herbert Hoover and the third way / Richard Norton Smith.
Series Title: Contributions in American history, no. 200.
Responsibility: edited by Timothy Walch ; foreword by John W. Carlin.

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?Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover are still sadly not in vogue, but this collection of essays attempts to rediscover, reexamine, and reposition the various dimensions of the Hoovers' courageous lives as Read more...

 
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