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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:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This first joint biography of the Hoovers will reshape Herbert Hoover's image as a man who did little more than sit in the White House while the country suffered. Both Hoovers were dynamic, uncommon Americans who made enormous contributions to mankind, before, during, and after the presidency. Walch, Director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, brings together contributions from leading scholars who have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Uncommon Americans.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003
(DLC) 2003042930
(OCoLC)51726892
Named Person: Herbert Hoover; Lou Henry Hoover; Herbert Hoover; Lou Henry Hoover
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Walch
ISBN: 0313051879 9780313051876
OCLC Number: 60570472
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 315 pages) : illustrations.
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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This first joint biography of the Hoovers will reshape Herbert Hoover's image as a man who did little more than sit in the White House while the country suffered. Both Hoovers were dynamic, uncommon Americans who made enormous contributions to mankind, before, during, and after the presidency. Walch, Director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, brings together contributions from leading scholars who have conducted extensive research into the lives of this extraordinary couple, placing them in a national and international context. He hopes to entice more historians to delve into the int.

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