National Affairs: A Good Man

Last week was published a new biography. Title: Our President: Herbert Hoover. Pages: 45. Price: $1. Author, publisher, printer and salesman: one William J. Marsh Jr. of New Milford, Conn., aged 11.

When news of this publication reached Washington, the White House issued a statement: "The President has read with much interest the account of the writing and printing of his life. . . . He is anxiously awaiting a copy of the book."

In addition to 60 regular copies, William J. Marsh Jr. printed a special...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!