Title The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover, in Three Volumes: Years of Adventure, 1874-1920; The Cabinet & The Presidency, 1920-1933; The Great Depression, 1929-1941
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher The Macmillan Company 1952
Seller ID 2264204
First editions (stated). Very good in good jackets (volume 1 jacket fair to good). Jacket edges rubbed with a few chips and tears, jacket flap corners trimmed, jackets lightly toned and foxed, owner bookplate on front endpaper of two volumes, ink gift note on front endpaper of first volume. 1952 Hard Cover. Complete in three volumes. xi, 496; xii, 405; xv, 503 pp. 8vo. Index follows text of each volume. The memoirs of 31st U.S. President Herbert Hoover, who became unpopular enough during the Great Depression that the makeshift towns constructed by workers in search of jobs were referred to as Hoovervilles. In many ways, though, he was dealt a poor hand, and some of the policies he instituted during his administration, though they did not provide relief during his term, provided a foundation from which FDR could develop his New Deal. He was an able businessman who believed in the power of individuals to influence society and the economy; he was the first President to redistribute his salary.