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PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER - INSCRIBED BOOK SIGNED - DOCUMENT 9037

 

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HERBERT HOOVER
The President inscribes a copy of his 1942 book on conditions for lasting peace.
Book inscribed and signed: "To Francis Adams Halstead/With the Kind Regards/of Herbert Hoover", 295p, 5¾x8. The Problems of Lasting Peace, by Herbert Hoover and Hugh Gibson. Garden City, N.Y: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc, 1942. Hardcover. Inscribed on flyleaf opposite front cover. The book identifies "seven dynamic forces which make for war and peace," reviews the operation of those seven forces since the Renaissance, with particular attention to the period of World Wars I and II. It concludes by reviewing "the various plans and proposals for maintaining the peace." Herbert Clark Hoover (1874-1964) served as the 31st U.S. President from 1929-1933. Hoover, who had headed the Food Administration to provide relief to Europe and Russia during and after WWI, had served as Secretary of Commerce under Presidents Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge (1921-1928) was a capable administrator, but he was blamed for the Great Depression and was defeated in his bid for re-election by Franklin D. Roosevelt. The second President to attain the age of 90 years (John Adams was the first), Hoover lived a record 31 years after leaving the presidency. During his "retirement", Hoover was appointed to commissions to oversee government agencies by Presidents Harry S Truman (1947) and Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953). He also wrote a number of books and articles and ranks among the most decorated of all U.S. Presidents, having been awarded over 80 honorary degrees and more than 70 medals. Hugh Gibson (1883-1954) was a diplomat and author who worked with Hoover on many occasions, beginning with their Hoover's relief efforts in Europe during World War I. Signature page lightly foxed. Cover unevenly toned. Overall, fine condition.


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PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER
Born: August 10, 1874 in West Branch, Iowa
Died: October 20, 1964 in New York City, New York




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