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Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964) The Challenge to Liberty

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08727 Author/Creator: Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964) Place Written: New York Type: Book signed Date: 1934 Pagination: 212 p. ; 20.3 x 15 cm. + 1 engraving ; b&w ; 25 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: Inscribed to James A. Healy "more advice to the New Deal inclined." Critical of FDR's New Deal. One black and white bust engraving of Hoover included.

People: Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: New DealPresidentGovernment and CivicsGreat DepressionPolitics

Sub Era: The Great Depression

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