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Herbert Hoover in the White House the ordeal of the presidency by Charles Rappleye

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Politics and government,
  • Presidents,
  • Biography

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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

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 517-525) and index.

StatementCharles Rappleye
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE802 .R335 2016
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 554 pages
Number of Pages554
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27207687M
ISBN 101451648677
ISBN 109781451648676
LC Control Number2015027333
OCLC/WorldCa913829593

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