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Herbert Hoover in the White House: The Ordeal of the Presidency

Autor: Rappleye, Charles

Editorial: Simon & Schuster

Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)

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Herbert Hoover in the White House: The Ordeal of the Presidency : 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). NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.


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Biografía y Autobiografía   Presidents & Heads of State

ISBN 13:9781451648683
ISBN 10:1451648685
Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:554
Tamaño:9.27" l x 6.15" w x 1.40" h
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