Iowa History Book Club: "American Dreamer: A Life of Henry A. Wallace"

  • Overview

    Henry Agard Wallace was a trailblazing politician, agriculturalist, economist, author and businessman—loved and reviled, and finally revealed in this first full biography. To tell the remarkable story of the Iowa-born vice president and authentic American dreamer, former U.S. Senator John C. Culver and journalist John Hyde combed through thousands of document pages, letters, diaries and family papers, as well as previously unavailable files sealed within the archives of the Soviet Union. The book club discussion will be led Andrew Klumpp, editor of the Annals of Iowa, and Tim Walch, director emeritus of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum.