The story of the extraordinary rivalry between Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt has yet to be written. Glimpses of their friendship and conflicts over twenty-seven years can be found in a handful of memoirs and in a number of scholarly articles by historians and political scientists. Below is a selection of the publications that have appeared to date.
Berle Adolf A. Navigating the Rapids, 1918-1971. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973.
Best Gary Dean. "Herbert Hoover, 1933-1941: A Reassessment," in Herbert Hoover Reassessed. Mark O. Hatfield, ed. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1981, pp. 227-273.
-----. Herbert Hoover: The Post Presidential Years, 1933-1964, 2 vols. Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, 1983.
Burner David. Herbert Hoover: A Public Life. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979.
Cole Wayne S. Roosevelt and the Isolationists. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1983.
Freidel Frank. Franklin D. Roosevelt: Launching the New Deal. Boston: Little, Brown, 1973.
-----. "Hoover and FDR: Reminiscent Reflections," in Understanding Herbert Hoover: Ten Perspectives. Lee Nash, ed. Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, 1987, pp. 128-140.
-----. "Hoover and Roosevelt and Historical Continuity," in Herbert Hoover Reassessed. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1981, pp. 275-291.