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Uncommon Americans: The Lives and Legacies of Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover
     

Uncommon Americans: The Lives and Legacies of Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover

by Timothy Walch
 

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

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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 intricacies of their lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275979966
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/2003
Series:
Contributions in American History Series
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

TIMOTHY WALCH is the director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in the president's birthplace of West Branch, Iowa. The Hoover Library is one of ten such libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. Educated at the University of Notre Dame and Northwestern University, Walch is the author of fifteen books, including Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt (Greenwood, 1998), Herbert Hoover and Harry S Truman (1992), At the President's Side (1997), and Farewell to the Chief (1990).

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