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The Resource Herbert Hoover in the White House : the ordeal of the presidency, Charles Rappleye

Herbert Hoover in the White House : the ordeal of the presidency, Charles Rappleye

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Herbert Hoover in the White House : the ordeal of the presidency
Title
Herbert Hoover in the White House
Title remainder
the ordeal of the presidency
Statement of responsibility
Charles Rappleye
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Language
eng
Summary
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 draws on rare and intimate sources{u2014}memoirs and diaries and thousands of documents kept by members of his cabinet and close advisors{u2014}to reveal a very different figure than the one often portrayed. The real Hoover, argues Rappleye, just lacked the tools of leadership. The Hoover presented here will come as a surprise to both his longtime defenders and his many critics. In public Hoover was shy and retiring, but in private he is revealed as 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. FDR did not 2cure3 the depression, but he experimented with steps that relieved it. Most importantly he broke the mood of doom almost immediately. The Hoover we see here{u2014}bright, well meaning, energetic{u2014}lacked the single critical element to succeed as president. He had a first-class mind and a second-class temperament
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Herbert Hoover in the White House : the ordeal of the presidency, Charles Rappleye
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The rise and fall of Herbert Hoover -- He did not choose -- A political diptych -- Flashpoints, and a landslide -- "Hoover the silent" -- Bright with hope -- The Wall Street Frankenstein -- The special session -- The crash -- The president's hair shirts -- "The peculiar weakness of Mr. Hoover" -- Part II. War on a thousand fronts -- Challenging facts -- Friction at the Fed -- The ground gives way -- Playing politics with human misery -- The ghost of Grover Cleveland -- Credit crunch -- The Gibraltar of world stability -- Reconstruction -- Part III. The bitter end -- Roosevelt rising -- The conflicted candidate -- Evil magic -- President reject -- Interregnum -- The sound of crashing banks
Control code
sky2ocm75350087
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xx, 554 pages
Isbn
9781451648676
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015027333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Herbert Hoover in the White House : the ordeal of the presidency, Charles Rappleye
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The rise and fall of Herbert Hoover -- He did not choose -- A political diptych -- Flashpoints, and a landslide -- "Hoover the silent" -- Bright with hope -- The Wall Street Frankenstein -- The special session -- The crash -- The president's hair shirts -- "The peculiar weakness of Mr. Hoover" -- Part II. War on a thousand fronts -- Challenging facts -- Friction at the Fed -- The ground gives way -- Playing politics with human misery -- The ghost of Grover Cleveland -- Credit crunch -- The Gibraltar of world stability -- Reconstruction -- Part III. The bitter end -- Roosevelt rising -- The conflicted candidate -- Evil magic -- President reject -- Interregnum -- The sound of crashing banks
Control code
sky2ocm75350087
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xx, 554 pages
Isbn
9781451648676
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015027333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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