Herbert Hoover in the White House

“A deft, filled-out portrait of the thirty-first president…by far the best, most readable study of Herbert Hoover’s presidency to date” (Publishers Weekly) that draws on rare and intimate sources to show he was temperamentally unsuited for the job. Herbert Clark Hoover was the thirty-first President of the United States. He served one term, from 1929 to 1933. Often considered placid, passive, unsympathetic, and even paralyzed by national events, Hoover faced an uphill battle in the face of the Great Depression. Many historians dismiss him as merely ineffective. But in Herbert Hoover in the White House, Charles Rappleye investigates memoirs and diaries and thousands of documents kept by members of his cabinet and close advisors to reveal a very different figure than the one often portrayed. This “gripping” (Christian Science Monitor) biography shows that the real Hoover lacked the tools of leadership. In public Hoover was shy and retiring, but in private Rappleye shows him to be a man of passion and sometimes of fury, a man who intrigued against his enemies while fulminating over plots against him. Rappleye describes him as more sophisticated and more active in economic policy than is often acknowledged. We see Hoover watching a sunny (and he thought ignorant) FDR on the horizon, experimenting with steps to relieve the Depression. The Hoover we see here—bright, well meaning, energetic—lacked the single critical element to succeed as president. He had a first-class mind and a second-class temperament. 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 presidential scholarship” (Kirkus Reviews).

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  • Author : Charles Rappleye
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 576 pages
  • ISBN : 1451648693
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 8 reviews
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Herbert Hoover in the White House

Herbert Hoover in the White House
  • Author : Charles Rappleye
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 10 May 2016
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“A deft, filled-out portrait of the thirty-first president…by far the best, most readable study of Herbert Hoover’s presidency to date” (Publishers Weekly) that draws on rare and intimate sources to show he was temperamentally unsuited for the job. Herbert Clark Hoover was the thirty-first President of the United States. He served one term, from 1929 to 1933. Often considered placid, passive, unsympathetic, and even paralyzed by national events, Hoover faced an uphill battle in the face of the Great Depression.

Herbert Hoover in the White House

Herbert Hoover in the White House
  • Author : Charles Rappleye
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 23 May 2017
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Describes the uphill battle faced by the thirty-first president, who served his single term during the Great Depression, portraying the man as bright, well-meaning, and energetic but ultimately lacking in the tools of leadership. --Publisher.

American Individualism

American Individualism
  • Author : Herbert Hoover,George Nash
  • Publisher : Hoover Press
  • Release : 01 December 2016
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In late 1921, then secretary of commerce Herbert Hoover decided to distill from his experiences a coherent understanding of the American experiment he cherished. The result was the 1922 book American Individualism. In it, Hoover expounded and vigorously defended what has come to be called American exceptionalism: the set of beliefs and values that still makes America unique. He argued that America can make steady, sure progress if we preserve our individualism, preserve and stimulate the initiative of our people, insist on

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  • Author : Glen Jeansonne
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 04 October 2016
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“At last, a biography of Herbert Hoover that captures the man in full… [Jeansonne] has splendidly illuminated the arc of one of the most extraordinary lives of the twentieth century.”—David M. Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning Author of Freedom from Fear Prizewinning historian Glen Jeansonne delves into the life of our most misunderstood president, offering up a surprising new portrait of Herbert Hoover—dismissing previous assumptions and revealing a political Progressive in the mold of Theodore Roosevelt, and the most resourceful

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Hoover
  • Author : Kenneth Whyte
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 10 October 2017
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"An exemplary biography—exhaustively researched, fair-minded and easy to read. It can nestle on the same shelf as David McCullough’s Truman, a high compliment indeed." —The Wall Street Journal The definitive biography of Herbert Hoover, one of the most remarkable Americans of the twentieth century—a wholly original account that will forever change the way Americans understand the man, his presidency, his battle against the Great Depression, and their own history. An impoverished orphan who built a fortune. A

My First Days in The White House [Illustrated Edition]

My First Days in The White House [Illustrated Edition]
  • Author : Huey Pierce Long
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release : 09 August 2016
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In this flamboyant fiction novel, Louisiana Governor Huey “Kingfish” Long, one of Franklin Roosevelt’s political rivals, details a political fantasy in which he is president of the United States. Through imaginary conversations with men of power, he presents his aspirations, including the “Share Our Wealth” plan, created in 1934 under the motto “Every Man a King” and how he would enact the program if elected in 1936. The plan proposed new wealth redistribution measures in the form of a net asset

Robert Morris

Robert Morris
  • Author : Charles Rappleye
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 02 November 2010
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In this biography, the acclaimed author of Sons of Providence, winner of the 2007 George Wash- ington Book Prize, recovers an immensely important part of the founding drama of the country in the story of Robert Morris, the man who financed Washington’s armies and the American Revolution. Morris started life in the colonies as an apprentice in a counting house. By the time of the Revolution he was a rich man, a commercial and social leader in Philadelphia. He organized

Freedom Betrayed

Freedom Betrayed
  • Author : George H. Nash
  • Publisher : Hoover Press
  • Release : 01 September 2013
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Herbert Hoover's "magnum opus"—at last published nearly fifty years after its completion—offers a revisionist reexamination of World War II and its cold war aftermath and a sweeping indictment of the "lost statesmanship" of Franklin Roosevelt. Hoover offers his frank evaluation of Roosevelt's foreign policies before Pearl Harbor and policies during the war, as well as an examination of the war's consequences, including the expansion of the Soviet empire at war's end and the eruption of the cold war

After the White House

After the White House
  • Author : Max J. Skidmore
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 27 January 2015
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What exactly has Bill Clinton been doing since he left office? What can he expect to accomplish? What have his predecessors in his position done? Many presidents have had enormous impacts on the course of history after their terms ended, but not until After the White House by Max J. Skidmore has their role been examined. Thirty-two completed their terms. Four became presidential candidates again (one was even elected), two served in Congress, one abandoned his country to accept election

The Black History of the White House

The Black History of the White House
  • Author : Clarence Lusane
  • Publisher : City Lights Books
  • Release : 23 January 2013
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The Black History of the White House presents the untold history, racial politics, and shifting significance of the White House as experienced by African Americans, from the generations of enslaved people who helped to build it or were forced to work there to its first black First Family, the Obamas. Clarence Lusane juxtaposes significant events in White House history with the ongoing struggle for democratic, civil, and human rights by black Americans and demonstrates that only during crises have presidents

The Ordeal of Woodrow Wilson

The Ordeal of Woodrow Wilson
  • Author : Herbert Hoover
  • Publisher : Woodrow Wilson Center Press
  • Release : 01 October 1992
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"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 he was making available." -- David Burner, The Atlantic Woodrow Wilson Center Press.

Lou Henry Hoover

Lou Henry Hoover
  • Author : Nancy Beck Young,Nancy K. Young
  • Publisher : Modern First Ladies
  • Release : 01 July 2022
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In a study of Lou Henry Hoover's White House years from 1929-1933, the author draws on Lou Hoover's personal papers to show that she was a transitional figure between nineteenth- and twentieth-century views on womanhood.

Predicting the Next President

Predicting the Next President
  • Author : Allan J. Lichtman
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 07 August 2020
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In the updated 2020 edition of this classic text, Allan J. Lichtman applies his trademark 13 keys to predicting the outcome of presidential elections to every election since 1860 and shows readers the current state of the 2020 race, dispelling much of the mystery behind electoral politics. An indispensable resource for political junkies!

Uncommon Americans

Uncommon Americans
  • Author : Timothy Walch
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 01 July 2022
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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 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.

Hoover the Fishing President

Hoover the Fishing President
  • Author : Hal Elliott Wert
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 01 March 2020
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An intensely private and shy man, Hoover the person was largely unknown to the American public. In this extensively researched biography devoted to the angling side of Hoover, author Hal Elliott Wert examines the often overlooked life of our thirty-first president. In a presidency plagued by the Depression, in a time when the country was poised between the agrarian society of the past and the advent of a modern professional class, Herbert Hoover faced numerous challenges. A thinker and a