On Growing Up: Letters To American Boys & Girls, Including "The Uncommon Man" And Other Selections

About the Author: Herbert Hoover

Herbert Clark Hoover, the 31st President of the United States 1929 1933 , was a mining engineer and author As the United States Secretary of Commerce in the 1920s under Presidents Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge, he promoted government intervention under the rubric economic modernization In the presidential election of 1928 Hoover easily won the Republican nomination The nation was prosperous and optimistic, leading to a landslide for Hoover over the Democrat Al Smith, whom many voters distrusted on account of his Roman Catholicism Hoover deeply believed in the Efficiency Movement a major component of the Progressive Era , arguing that a technical solution existed for every social and economic problem That position was challenged by the Great Depression, which began in 1929, the first year of his presidency He tried to combat the Depression with volunteer efforts and government action, none of which produced economic recovery during his term The consensus among historians is that Hoover s defeat in the 1932 election was caused primarily by failure to end the downward spiral into deep Depression, compounded by popular opposition to prohibition Other electoral liabilities were Hoover s lack of charisma in relating to voters, and his poor skills in working with politicians.


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  • Hardcover
  • 160 pages
  • On Growing Up: Letters To American Boys & Girls, Including "The Uncommon Man" And Other Selections
  • Herbert Hoover
  • English
  • 04 May 2017

On Growing Up: Letters To American Boys & Girls, Including "The Uncommon Man" And Other SelectionsHere Is A Book That Will Delight And Surprise You For Nearly Half A Century Herbert Hoover Has Been Carrying On A Private Correspondence Filled With Wit And Wisdom His Letters, However, Do No Go To The Great Statesmen Of The World But To The Boys And Girls From All Over America Who Write The Thirty First President Seeking Advice And Information This Book Is A Selection Of Their Letters And His Answers It Also Includes Some Of Mr Hoover S Own Writings About America Which He Is Fond Of Enclosing With Certain Replies

10 thoughts on “On Growing Up: Letters To American Boys & Girls, Including "The Uncommon Man" And Other Selections

  1. Mount Prospect Public Library says:

    I didn t know anything about Hoover, but his thoughtfulness in responding to children s letters was inspiring I m happy I chose this for the summer challenge Summer Reading 2018 participant