Herbert Hoover and World Peace summarizes Hoover's career-long efforts to preserve peace in the world and to help America avoid unnecessary wars, from his opposition to our entry into World War I to his proposed and rejected Cold War strategy, which would have avoided the Vietnam War. Personal experiences in the Boxer Rebellion in China and helping to feed Belgium during World War I, coupled with his early Quaker nurture, that sensitized him to war-related tragedies. These essays illustrate the varied ways in which Hoover expressed and implemented his commitment to world peace, as humanitarian, advisor, cabinet member, president, citizen, and writer. No other president was so consistent and thoughtful on matters of world peace.
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About the Author
Lee Nash, professor of history and vice president for academic affairs of George Fox University, directed a biennial series of Herbert Hoover symposia from l977 to 2003. These conferences brought over sixty scholars to the campus to share their research on the varied career of our thirty-first president.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Contributors Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 1. Quaker President Herbert Hoover and American Foreign Policy Chapter 5 2. Herbert Hoover and the League of Nations Chapter 6 3. "A Little of the Road to Peace": Herbert Hoover and the World Court Chapter 7 4. Herbert Hoover and the Struggle for European Economic Recovery in the 1920s Chapter 8 5. Nonintervention, Nonrecognition, and Food: Herbert Hoover's Russian Policy, 1917-1925 Chapter 9 6. Herbert Hoover's Military Policy Chapter 10 7. Blessed are the Peacemakers: The Hoover-Gibson Collaboration Chapter 11 8. Herbert Hoover and the Great Debates Over Foreign Policy, 1940-1941 and 1950-1951