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A subject of much covert speculation among curious voters in the 1928 presidential campaign was: How and where did Nominee Herbert Hoover make his millions? A onetime policeman named James O'Brien and a writer named John Hamill sought the answer at Republican headquarters, were vaguely told that Mr. Hoover has prospered by large and successful mining enterprises during his 20 years foreign travel and residence. Democratic headquarters could not give them more information. Still curious, O'Brien decided to have the Hoover past researched and publish a book thereon. He employed Hamill to...

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