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Latest Herbert Hoover Items
Ready for a change from the summer doldrums or the city's hustle and bustle? It seems a weekend getaway to your own vacation home would be just the ticket.
The nation may be heading for its first presidential election in 80 years without a military veteran on either major-party ticket.
My mom passed away in December at the age of 101. She left me a few old coins to be passed to her as-yet unborn great-great-grandchildren. Her two favorite presidents were Herbert Hoover and Ronald Reagan, while her least favorite presidents were Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson and most recently Barack Obama. Why? The simple answer is gold and silver.
In this well-written and highly readable account of presidential interrelations, we're told by Time magazine veterans Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy that the idea for what they call "The Presidents Club" was born at the end of World War II, when Harry S. Truman tapped Herbert Hoover to lead the effort to stave off starvation in Europe.
Warning: What you are about to read is a deeply cynical view of the 2012 elections. If you're looking for puppies and rainbows, check back with me another time.
Public figures have little control over how they are remembered. Herbert Hoover did not expect to be forever linked to the Great Depression. Richard Nixon never expected to be known as the only president to resign his office.
The news media seem obsessed with the serial affairs of a younger Newt Gingrich back in the last century. The anger of his second of three wives mysteriously became national news on ABC's "Nightline" on the eve of the South Carolina primary. Millions watched Mrs. Gingrich II complain that Newt and the current Mrs. Gingrich III had done to her (while ill) just about the same thing that she and Newt had earlier done to Mrs. Gingrich I (while ill).
A decade after he was turned out of office by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, America's 31st president, Herbert Hoover, paused to take stock of the nation and its place in the world.
When Vice President Joe Biden rolls into a room to talk politics, frankly, I am ready to laugh. He is, for me, the gaffable Joe Biden. Remember when he told the perky Katie Couric that during the great stock market crash of 1929, President Franklin Roosevelt immediately "got on television" to reassure the American people? Joe apparently reassured Miss Couric; yet others in the audience who knew their history and recognized his gaffe got a huge laugh at Joe's expense. The president in 1929 was, of course, Herbert Hoover, and there was no television.