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Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964) to Lewis L. Strauss

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07366.04 Author/Creator: Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964) Place Written: The Waldorf Astoria, New York, New York Type: Printed letter signed Date: 01 November 1943 Pagination: 1 p. : 26.5 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Addressed to "my dear Lewis". Hoover expresses appreciation to Strauss for securing a radio audience for his Kansas City speech [October 28, 1943]. He hopes that Strauss feels it was worth his time and effort and that the speech clarified "this greatest problem before us, aside from winning the war." On Herbert Hoover stationary and signed by Hoover.

Background Information:

People: Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: PresidentWorld War IIPoliticsPresidential Speeches and Proclamations

Sub Era: World War II

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