New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, October 5, 1934. First Edition, A on copyright page. Publisher's blue striated cloth with gilt title on cover and title, author, publisher on spine. INSCRIBED, "To Mrs. E. H. Woodward With the sincere regards of Herbert Hoover". Also included is a typed letter signed, on Hoover's personal stationary, including original mailing envelope from Stanford University. 5.75" x 8", pp.  1-212, uncut fore edge. Text block is clean and well bound, a few small rubs on cover. Married DJ has 1/2' chip at top of spine, nicks at each of the corners. This Presidential intellectual, who shepherded the country through the worst of the Great Depression, offers a discourse on the history of perils to the freedoms of the American people. It is a veiled critique and peremptorily warning of the Democratic Administration for usurping the Liberty of citizens in the name socialism and its associated '-isms'. This is his first public statement since having lost the 1932 election to FDR.
Herbert Clark Hoover (1874 – 1964) was an American engineer, businessman, and politician who served as the 31st president of the United States from 1929 to 1933. A member of the Republican Party, he held office during the onset of the Great Depression. Prior to serving as president, Hoover led the Commission for Relief in Belgium, served as the director of the U.S. Food Administration, and served as the 3rd U.S. Secretary of Commerce.
This book came from the family of Mrs. E. H. [Ezra Hinshaw] Woodward, nee Amanda Maris (1854 - 1946). The Woodwards were close friends to the John Minthorne Family in Newberg, OR This was Hoover's uncle, with who he lived with after his parents died. Near fine / good +. Item #2588
"Dear Mrs. Woodward: I was sorry indeed not to have made connections at Newberg [OR], but reserve that hope for some future time. I am sending a little book by this mail in which I hope you will be interested. Yours faithfully, /s/ Herbert Hoover" (TLS).