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This Crisis in American Life

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This Crisis in American Life, an address given by former President Herbert Hoover at The Republican National Convention on June 22, 1948.

Octavo, 13pp. Pamphlet, bound with staples along spine. Fore edge of title page uncut. No additional printings listed. Light wear to covers, otherwise fine example. Signed by Herbert Hoover on the title page. A scarce example signed by the former president. (Tracey, 1121) A scarce signed work by President Hoover.

This speech by former President Herbert Hoover was delivered before the Republican Presidential Convention in 1948, in Philadelphia. Hoover argues that the nation state has failed mankind and that the march of communism must be stopped. He believes that America is the world’s last great hope against totalitarianism and the communist threat. This work appeared in Addresses Upon the American Road, 1945-1948 (no. 32), pp. 67-73.

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The Republican National Convention


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