The Herbert Hoover Presidential Libary Association and Hoover Presidential Library-Museum in West Branch, Iowa will host three historians/authors to examine Herbert Hoover's career from 1920 to 1933.
John Barry, author of the highly praised book "Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America," discusses the subject in "Rising Tide: Hoover and The Mississippi Flood of 1927." Kendrick Clements, professor of the history at the University of South Carolina, presents "Emerging Star: Herbert Hoover as Secretary of Commerce." David Hamilton, professor of history at the University of Kentucky, presents "Fallen Hero: Herbert Hoover as President."
The conference is in conjunction with the current museum exhibit "Old Man River: History Along the Mississippi."
There is no charge to attend the conference. Due to limited space, advance registration is necessary. Call 800-828-0475 or send an e-mail to the address provided. The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum is located 50 miles west of the Mississippi River, one-half mile north of Interstate 80 at exit 254.
The conference is sponsored in part by a grant from Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Hoover Presidential Library-Museum
P.O. Box 696
West Branch, IA 52358
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