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Herbert Hoover and the Jews: The Origins of the "Jewish Vote" and Bipartisan Support for Israel Paperback – April 13, 2012
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They are still stick to fact based research not to the politically correct based results' presentation.
The book key disadvantage IMHO is poor presentation of key findings: assessments of Jewish voter electoral behavior in various localities in dynamics. No one Table which could contain even competing estimations from various sources is provided.
This disadvantage makes use of the study results a little bit more "costly" for the professional researchers and "prohibitively expensive" for students and for other general public.
As my stereotype (Jewish voter in USA as Democratic Party loyal vassal) is shaken, as the general public's' the same stereotype, I guess, still stands firm.
The book finally takes off when Medoff writes the chapters on Hoover's response to the holocaust. Hoover actively supported rescue and was critical of the administration's failures in that regard. He saw avenues of rescue which were ignored. Both he and Harold Ickes were prominent people who supported finding ways to rescue the Jews of Europe. I have no doubt after reading this that he felt a heartfelt sympathy for these persecuted people. Further, he saw it as his Christian duty. He supported Israel as did a number of other republicans for a number of reasons including sympathy for the survivors of the holocaust. Some also saw it as a bulwark against communism and extremism in the middle east. Clearly the fact that so many republicans favored supporting and recognizing the state of Israel put pressure on the Truman administration to do so as well. Administration action or non-action on rescue and recognition and support of the state of Israel gave rise to the "Jewish vote." Prior to that Jews almost unanimously voted democratic.
If the reader is willing to read through 64 pages of tedium to get to the fun stuff, then this is a book you will enjoy. A far better book on the American response to the Holocaust is: While Six Million Died: A Story of American Apathy by Morse. That book is a page turner from start to finish. I am also sure there must be a better book about the crystallization of the "Jewish vote." There should also be something excellent on bipartisan American support for the state of Israel. I felt that this book repackaged other publications to create a new publication by categorizing all the facts surrounding Hoover. If you are a Hoover scholar than you may want to read this. If not there are other better books on the central subjects: U.S. response to Europe's persecution of its Jews, rescue during the holocaust or rather lack of it, and bipartisan support of Israel. Certainly the information contained in the first 64 pages could have been dealt with swiftly in a 10 page essay.
Also Hoover's sympathy for the Jews probably stopped at the door of his restricted country club. I doubt Hoover's beliefs and feelings about the Jewish people would have led him to put a stop to "restrictions" in private clubs, hotels, and residential neighborhoods that allowed only white Christians.