Herbert Hoover in the White House: The Ordeal of the Presidency
Collaborative Programs
Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room
Charles Rappleye
Wed, July 12th, 2017 | 7:00 pm

Event Details

In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures on popular topics including the Supreme Court, the Cold War, presidential biography, and more.

Serving as president from 1929 to 1933, Herbert Clark Hoover has often been viewed by historians as placid, passive, and unsympathetic. While the nation was reeling from the grips of the Great Depression, Hoover faced challenges that would test the stamina of even the most seasoned and resolute of leaders. Surveying his leadership qualities—or lack thereof—author Charles Rappleye offers an in-depth portrait of the nation’s 31st president.

Charles Rappleye, an award-winning investigative journalist and editor, is the author of Herbert Hoover in the White House: The Ordeal of the Presidency.


This program will be held at the Reading Room in Bryant Park. The Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas.

Rain Venue: In case of summer showers, there will be an on-site tent. In case of severe weather, please check for the indoor location or contact the New-York Historical’s Department of Public Programs at 212-485-9205.


Free Admission. No advance reservation is required. First come, first served.


This program is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Corporation

Creative: Tronvig Group