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Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover: The Postpresidential Years describes a hitherto largely neglected period in the life of this controversial public figure, revealing a picture of the man considerably at variance with the image that has been painted by historians.


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Herbert Hoover and Stanford University

George Nash's research reveals the enduring ties that bound Hoover to Stanford University.


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Hope for South Africa?

In this book the authors examine the the country's power structure, economy, politics and the ways in which various branches of government and the private sector interact, and envision a prosperious South Africa built on the principles of a free market economy and parliamentary compromise.


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In Quisling's Shadow

Alexandra Andreevna Voronine Yourieff, wife of Vidkun Quisling, reveals firsthand in this detailed memoir the tragedy, betrayals, misunderstandings, and happiness of her fascinating life. Not just a tale of saints and sinners, but of three people—Alexandra, Quisling, and his second wife, Maria—whose fates were intertwined under the extreme conditions created by revolution, war, and famine in Russia. She discloses every particular of her long and tumultuous life, from her happy early childhood on the Crimean peninsula thorough the horrors of the revolution, her marriage to Quisling and his ultimate betrayals of both her and his country, to her later life in France and California.


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Lenin and the Twentieth Century

A collection of Bertram Wolfe's unpublished essays.


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Lenin's Brain and Other Tales from the Secret Soviet Archives

An enlightening look into the once-secret Soviet state and party archives that Western scholars first gained access to in the early 1990s. Paul Gregory breaks down a decades-old wall of secrecy to reveal intriguing new information on such subjects as Stalin's Great Terror, the day-to-day life of Gulag guards, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the scientific study of Lenin's brain, and other fascinating tales.


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Lenin's Legacy

This is the third book in a Hoover Institution series on the histories of the sixteen ruling communist parties from their organization to the present time.


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A Memoir of the Missile Age

Vitaly Katayev, a designer of nuclear missiles, who later became a government official involved in arms development as well as limitation, offers an insider’s look at Soviet decisions and calculations during the Cold War. From this perspective, he captures the drama of the Soviet system at first racing forward, then reversing course as Gorbachev comes to power and begins the process of negotiating arms control agreements with President Reagan.


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Mission and Betrayal, 1940-1945

The wartime memoirs of Count Rene de Chambrun provide a fascinating inside look at the world of some of the most powerful leaders and social figures in America during the turbulent early 1940s. Utilizing the detailed notes he made during that period, de Chambrun recounts the story of his dramatic wartime years, touching casually and affectionately on his intimate relationships with historic personalities.


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One Day We Will Live without Fear

This collection of stories tells what day-to-day life was like for people under the regime of the Soviet police state. Drawing on events from the 1930s through the 1970s, the book shows how, by accident or design, people became entangled in the workings of Soviet rule. These tales, based on historical records, shine a light on the many tragic, funny, and bizarre aspects of Soviet life.


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Our Finest Hour

William L. Clayton was "the principal architect of American post-war foreign economic policy" (Newsweek), yet his seminal contributions to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the Marshall Plan, and the Truman Doctrine have been largely ignored over the past four decades. This gap in the story of free-world cooperation is filled by Gregory Fossedal's vivid biography.


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Perjury

When the Hiss-Chambers case first burst on the scene in 1948, its main characters and events seemed more appropriate to spy fiction than to American reality. The major historical authority on the case, Perjury was first published in 1978. Now, in its latest edition, Perjury links together the old and new evidence, much of it previously undiscovered or unavailable, bringing the Hiss-Chambers’s amazing story up to the present.


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Politics, Murder, and Love in Stalin's Kremlin

Drawing from Hoover Institution archival documents, Paul Gregory sheds light on how the world's first socialist state went terribly wrong and why it was likely to veer off course through the tragic story of Stalin's most prominent victims: Pravda editor Nikolai Bukharin and his wife, Anna Larina.


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Recollections of a Romanian Diplomat, 1918-1969

Keen and witty firsthand observations on unfolding international events.


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Reflections on Europe

These reflections on interrelated issues of concern to Europe and America by five distinguished authors from England, France, Germany, and the United States address complex questions in a post—cold war world.


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