Reprinted from the "Yale Review", Vol.52, No.4, Summer 1963.
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Herbert Hoover in the White House: The Ordeal of the Presidency (Simon and Schuster, ) is a telling tale of a man, highly regarded as a great humanitarian, who is unable to lead America out of the Great Depression for a variety of/5. Herbert Clark Hoover, the 31st President of the United States (), was a mining engineer and author. As the United States Secretary of Commerce in the s under Presidents Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge, he promoted government intervention under /5. A new book about Herbert Hoover raises this question anew. Hoover’s presidency was abysmal, ranking near the disastrous terms of James Buchanan and Andrew Johnson at the bottom of the Pennsylvania Avenue shuffleboard. (If history places Bush in the company of those presidents, it will have been unkind indeed.). Herbert Hoover in the White House is an object lesson in the most, perhaps only, talent needed to be a successful president—the temperament of leadership. This “fair-handed, surprisingly sympathetic new appraisal of the much-vilified president who was faced with the nation's plunge into the Great Depression fills an important niche in /5(2).
Herbert Hoover in the White House: The Ordeal of the Presidency by Charles Rappleye A doorstopper of a book on Herbert Hoover’s presidency –-- arguably four of the worst years in U.S. history has just arrived, and it will be applauded by those interested in the parallels between those times and our own recent recession. * Eugene Lyons’s “Herbert Hoover: A Biography” was published nearly two decades before Hoover’s death, but it was updated and republished shortly after Hoover died in This is the longest of my four Hoover biographies (with pages of text) and it proves lively, dramatic and quite sympathetic toward its subject. "Hoover's book was meant as a tribute to his former chief, but is ti easy to suspect that anger and hurt might underlie a portrayal that presents the worst as well as the best in one of our greatest statesmen. What makes Hoover's memoir especially valuable to readers already familiar with the story are matters of tone and interpretation which Hoover himself probably did not notice that 3/5(1). Herbert Hoover Writes about Woodrow Wilson Fall , Vol. 40, No. 3 By Timothy Walch Herbert Hoover in , when he served as U.S. Food Administrator under President Wilson. (Herbert Hoover Library) Herbert Hoover, highly successful mining engineer, head of European recovery after World War I, secretary of commerce, and President of the .
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