HERBERT HOOVER INSCRIBES HIS BOOK: THE PROBLEMS OF LASTING PEACE TO THE WOMAN WHO WAS TO ESTABLISH THE FIRST ROUND TABLE TALK SHOW ON TELEVISION — HELEN J. SIOUSSAT
HOOVER, HERBERT (1874-1964) 31st President of the United States. His book: The Problems of Lasting Peace. Co-authored with Hugh Gibson. Inscribed and Signed on front free endpaper: “To Miss Helen T. Sioussat /with the good wishes / of Herbert Hoover.” Also Signed by the co-author, “Hugh Gibson” under Hoover’s inscription. Gibson (1883-1954) was an American diplomat and author. Third large printing. Large octavo. 1942. Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc. New York. 295 pages, octavo. Original dust-jacket intact, with minor dings and chips.
HELEN JOHNSON DOYLE SIOUSSAT. (1902 – 1995) Was a network executive in the early days of American television, serving as CBS radio’s director of talks and public affairs from 1937 to 1958. She created, and was the host of, the first roundtable discussion program on television. She was a co-founder of ‘American Women in Radio and Television’, an organization to support female workers in media. She was one of the first women to break the glass ceiling in media. An important association copy.