The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover; Volume I: Years of Adventure, 1874-1920 [Only Volume 1]

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1951. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 25 cm, xi, [1], 496, [4] pages. Volume 1 only. Illustrations. Footnotes. Tabular Data. Index. DJ worn, torn, soiled and chipped. Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964) was an American politician, businessman, and engineer, who served as the 31st president of the United States from 1929 to 1933. After the outbreak of World War I, he became the head of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, an international relief organization that provided food to occupied Belgium. When the U.S. entered the war, President Woodrow Wilson appointed Hoover to lead the Food Administration, and Hoover became known as the country's "food czar". After the war, Hoover led the American Relief Administration, which provided food to the inhabitants of Central Europe and Eastern Europe. After the 1920 election, newly elected Republican President Warren G. Harding appointed Hoover as Secretary of Commerce; Hoover continued to serve under President Calvin Coolidge after Harding died in 1923. He was influential in the development of radio and air travel and led the federal response to the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. Hoover won the Republican nomination in the 1928 presidential election, and decisively defeated the Democratic candidate, Al Smith. The Great Depression became the central issue of his presidency. In the midst of the economic crisis, Hoover was decisively defeated by Democratic nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1932 presidential election. This volume contains three sections: the period from Hoover's birth in 1874 to the end of his professional career in 1914; the First World War and the Armistice from mid-1914 to October 1919; and Hoover's relations to the making of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919. Picture a man who, before he was fifty, did all these things: Rose from orphanhood to become the foremost mining engineer in the world. Built up, by acumen and industry, a large fortune. Rescued the Belgian people from destruction, while dictating his own terms to Allied statesmen and German military leaders. enlarged his relief operations to cover all postwar Europe, saving millions from starvation. Emerged from World War I and its bitter aftermath as one of the most honored of all international figures, meanwhile, as Food Administrator for the United States, rendering memorable service in this country. Condition: Good / Fair.

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