The Challenge to Liberty (inscribed by Herbert Hoover)
Charles Scribner's Sons1934
First Edition, First Printing. Inscribed by President Hoover to his friend and supporter, A.B. Cargill, on the front free endpaper. Just about fine in publisher's original blue cloth. First printing, as denoted by Scribner's 'A' on copyright page. Lacking the rare dustjacket. Content fine, with text bright, clean and unmarred. 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.' Octavo, 212 pp. A very nice copy of this important work.