The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover The Great Depression 1929 1941

Author: Herbert Hoover
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447499204
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This volume contains a collection of memoirs by Herbert Hoover, concentrating on the Great Depression, its origins, and its effects. Herbert Clark Hoover (1874 – 1964) was an American businessman, engineer and politician who served as the 31st president of the United States from 1929 and 1933.Contents include: “The Origins of The Great Depression”, “We Attempt to Stop the Orgy of Speculation”, “Our Weak American Banking System”, “Federal Government Responsibilities and Functions in Economic Crises”, “Remedial Measures”, “A Summary of the Evolution of the Depression”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

The Life of Herbert Hoover

Author: G. Jeansonne
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137111895
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This is the first definitive study of the presidency of America's least understood and most under-appreciated Chief Executive. Combining government with private resources, Hoover became the first president to pit government action against the economic cycle, setting precedents and spawning ideas employed by his successor and all future presidents.

Moshenskyi S From Global Imbalances to the Great Depression 1914 1939

Author: Sergey Z. Moshenskiy
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1499087365
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is devoted to a difficult period in the history of the securities market between the First and the Second World Wars. It was then when collapse of the global financial system began. Financial relationships set in the late XIX – early XX centuries around British Empire and London, the main financial centre of the “first globalization” era, were breaking. This long and painful process, complicated by the collapse of the gold standard system, created global imbalances of the 1920s, associated with huge war debts and overflowing gold from Europe to the United States. Those imbalances spawned not only the “Great Crash” in 1929, but also the “Great Depression” of the 1930s, in many ways resembling the “Great Recession” at the beginning of the XXI century.

Intellectuals and Society

Author: Thomas Sowell
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465031102
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The influence of intellectuals is not only greater than in previous eras but also takes a very different form from that envisioned by those like Machiavelli and others who have wanted to directly influence rulers. It has not been by shaping the opinions or directing the actions of the holders of power that modern intellectuals have most influenced the course of events, but by shaping public opinion in ways that affect the actions of power holders in democratic societies, whether or not those power holders accept the general vision or the particular policies favored by intellectuals. Even government leaders with disdain or contempt for intellectuals have had to bend to the climate of opinion shaped by those intellectuals. Intellectuals and Society not only examines the track record of intellectuals in the things they have advocated but also analyzes the incentives and constraints under which their views and visions have emerged. One of the most surprising aspects of this study is how often intellectuals have been proved not only wrong, but grossly and disastrously wrong in their prescriptions for the ills of society—and how little their views have changed in response to empirical evidence of the disasters entailed by those views.

Hoover Presidency The

Author: Martin L. Fausold
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438402406
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These persuasive essays, which are the product of a Conversation in the Discipline held at State University of New York at Geneseo in 1973, offer a definitive reevaluation of the Hoover era in the centennial year of his birth.

Golden Fetters

Author: Barry Eichengreen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199879133
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This book offers a reassessment of the international monetary problems that led to the global economic crisis of the 1930s. It explores the connections between the gold standard--the framework regulating international monetary affairs until 1931--and the Great Depression that broke out in 1929. Eichengreen shows how economic policies, in conjunction with the imbalances created by World War I, gave rise to the global crisis of the 1930s. He demonstrates that the gold standard fundamentally constrained the economic policies that were pursued and that it was largely responsible for creating the unstable economic environment on which those policies acted. The book also provides a valuable perspective on the economic policies of the post-World War II period and their consequences.