Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover as head of the Food Administration, 1918

Herbert Hoover is best known as the 31st president of the United States, a role in which he was much criticised. Glen S. Jeansonne reveals an earlier, more successful episode of extraordinary humanitarianism.

In the late 1890s Herbert Hoover, the future President of the United States, and his wife became embroiled in the violent uprising that broke out in China.

Milton Goldin compares American philanthropy past and present.