By Anne B. Allen,Brenda Feigen
A lady of intelligence and effort, Lou Henry Hoover's skills benefited a lot of cultural and philanthropic companies, yet her distaste for exposure obscured her many achievements earlier. by the point her husband reached the White apartment in 1929, she had already demonstrated herself as a girl with excessive ambitions. the 1st girl to earn a college measure in geology, she collaborated along with her husband within the translation of a vintage publication on mining tools. in the course of global conflict I, she prepared information for American tourists stranded in Europe, campaigned on behalf of the fee for the relaxation of Belgium, and manage a boarding apartment in Washington D.C. for younger women operating in war-related agencies.
Lou Hoover served as president of the woman Scouts in the course of its adolescence, equipped the Women's department of the nationwide novice Athletic Federation to inspire public participation in activities, and raised cash for a couple of cultural and philanthropic companies. As First woman, she redecorated the White condo to make it an appropriate place of dwelling for a head of kingdom, cataloging its furniture for posterity. She based a faculty for underprivileged Appalachian kids and ran a personal, unpublicized aid community for americans discomfort below the good melancholy. After leaving the White apartment, she resumed the volunteer paintings that remained this sort of precious a part of her life.
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An Independent Woman: The Life of Lou Henry Hoover (Contributions in American History) by Anne B. Allen,Brenda Feigen