The Challenge to Liberty.

First Edition of Herbert Hoover's The Challenge to Liberty

The Challenge to Liberty.

HOOVER, Herbert.


Item Number: 119982

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934.

First edition of Herbert Hoover’s challenge to Roosevelt’s New Deal arguing it abandoned “the heritage of liberty.” Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition.

The 31st President of the United States, Herbert Hoover wrote more than two dozen books throughout his lifetime, including The Challenge to Liberty, a harsh criticism of the New Deal. Hoover feared that the New Deal was a threat to the country's "freedom of mind and spirit." He criticized he National Recovery Administration and Agricultural Adjustment Administration as "fascistic," and the 1933 Banking Act as a "move to gigantic socialism."

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