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Herbert Hoover: Master of Emergencies

The Herbert Hoover Library and Herbert Hoover National Historic Site present "Herbert Hoover: Master of Emergencies." This presentation is a part of a series called The Presidential Primary Sources Project, a collaboration between Internet2, The National Park Service, and The Presidential National Libraries. A successful and world-renowned mining engineer, Herbert Hoover's reputation for integrity, efficiency, and problem-solving led him to a life of public service. Hoover was a leader of worldwide humanitarian organizations and he worked for three presidents before being elected president in 1928. This presentation will demonstrate Hoover's effectiveness as a leader throughout the course of his life leading up to the election of 1928. His strong leadership qualities, which earned him the nickname "the master of emergencies," made him "the most popular man in the world," and secured the presidency in 1928 by the largest landslide in presidential election history. This program will use illustrative primary sources including photographs, correspondence, documents, and historic structures.

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