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Stories from the Life of Lou Henry Hoover & Book Signing
Join us on Sunday, June 26 at 2 p.m. in the Figge Auditorium as author and historian Annette Dunlap explores Lou’s life in her new biography, A Woman of Adventure: The Life and Times of First Lady Lou Henry Hoover.
Lou Henry Hoover has been called an independent woman, an uncommon American, and a prototype for first ladies. Another descriptor can be added to the list: trailblazer.
Lou stepped into the man’s world of science, earned a degree in geology, and eventually co-authored an authoritative work on mining with her husband. She championed physical activity for all Americans as the nation became more urbanized – and more sedentary. Lou mentored countless young women and opened doors of opportunity so they could pursue careers. At the same time, Lou was an astute political wife and a staunch defender of her husband’s reputation.
The author will be available to sign books, available for purchase at the event, following her presentation. Advance registration is not required.


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