By Anne B. Allen,Brenda Feigen

ISBN-10: 0313314667

ISBN-13: 9780313314667

A lady of intelligence and effort, Lou Henry Hoover's abilities benefited lots of cultural and philanthropic corporations, yet her distaste for exposure obscured her many achievements before. by the point her husband reached the White apartment in 1929, she had already demonstrated herself as a girl with excessive targets. the 1st girl to earn a school measure in geology, she collaborated along with her husband within the translation of a vintage booklet on mining tools. in the course of international battle I, she prepared information for American tourists stranded in Europe, campaigned on behalf of the fee for the comfort of Belgium, and manage a boarding condominium in Washington D.C. for younger ladies operating in war-related agencies.

Lou Hoover served as president of the woman Scouts in the course of its adolescence, prepared the Women's department of the nationwide beginner Athletic Federation to inspire public participation in activities, and raised cash for a couple of cultural and philanthropic enterprises. As First woman, she redecorated the White condominium to make it an appropriate place of dwelling for a head of nation, cataloging its furniture for posterity. She based a faculty for underprivileged Appalachian little ones and ran a personal, unpublicized aid community for americans pain lower than the good melancholy. After leaving the White residence, she resumed the volunteer paintings that remained this sort of valuable a part of her life.

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