Author of New Hoover Biography Comes for Book Signing

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Date: October 1, 2017
Contact: Byrony Forbes, (319) 643-2541

West Branch, Iowa— The National Park Service is hosting a book signing by author Kenneth Whyte,  Sunday, October 15,  for his new Herbert Hoover biography, Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times. The signing will be held at the visitor center from 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Whyte will also be speaking about the book at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum at 2:00 p.m.  

From Hoover's difficult childhood to his meteoric business career, his work saving hundreds of thousands of lives during World War I, his presidency, his painful defeat by Roosevelt, and his return to grace as Truman's emissary to help European refugees after World War II, Whyte brings to life Hoover's complexity and contradictions. Here is the epic, poignant story of the poor boy who became the most accomplished figure of his time, who worked ceaselessly to fight the Depression yet became the public face of America's greatest economic crisis. Here, for the first time, is the definitive biography that captures the full scale of this extraordinary life.

Whyte is the author of The Uncrowned King: The Sensational Rise of William Randolph Hearst, a Washington Post and Toronto Globe and Mail Book of the Year, and a nominee for four major Canadian book awards. He is a publishing and telecommunications executive and chairman of the Donner Canada Foundation. He was formerly editor in chief of Maclean's magazine, editor of the monthly Saturday Night magazine, and founding editor of the National Post. He lives in Toronto.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 off I-80. Both are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. For more information go online at www.nps.gov/herberthoover or call (319) 643-2541.

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Last updated: October 13, 2017

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