Publications

Since the Hoover Institution’s founding, researchers have published thousands of books using collections from the Library & Archives. Recent titles are listed below.

 

Zhivago's Secret Journey

By Paolo Mancisu
Hoover Press
September 2016

Featuring the Boris Pasternak family papers held at Hoover Archives.

 

Afghan Modern: The History of a Global Nation

By Robert D. Crews
Harvard University Press
September 2015

Stanford historian Robert D. Crews traces the roots of Afghan globalism, featuring the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan Issuances and the Delmas H. Nucker papers held at Hoover Archives.

 

Empires at War

Empires at War, 1911-1923

Edited by Robert Gerwath and Erez Manela
Oxford University Press
September 2014

This edited volume on World War I features images from Hoover’s Poster Collection

The Invisible Bridge

The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan

by Rick Perlstein
Simon & Schuster Press
August 2014

Featuring Hoover’s Deaver and Hannaford Records and the Ronald Reagan Radio Commentary Sound Recordings, this book has been called “a Rosetta Stone for reading America and its politics today.”

Capital Failure Rebuilding Trust in Financial Services

Capital Failure: Rebuilding Trust in Financial Services

Edited by Nicholas Morris and David Vines
Oxford University Press
August 2014

This edited volume features Hoover’s Mont Pelerin Society Records and the Milton Friedman Papers.

Gulag Town, Company Town Forced Labor and Its Legacy in Vorkuta

Gulag Town, Company Town: Forced Labor and Its Legacy in Vorkuta

By Alan Barenberg
Yale University Press
August 2014

Featuring Hoover’s Archives of the Soviet Communist Party and Soviet State Microfilm Collection, this book revisits the “Gulag Archipelago” through the lens of Vorkuta.

Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia

Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia

By Candice Fleming
Random House Kids
July 2014

This young adult book, featuring Hoover’s Russian Pictorial Collection, introduces high school students to the Romanov family.

The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book

The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book

By Peter Finn and Petra Couvée
Random House
June 2014

Featuring Hoover’s Samuel Sloan Walker and George C. Minden papers, Finn and Couvée’s book is “a work of deep historical research that reads a little like Le Carré.”

Auschwitz, the Allies and Censorship of the Holocaust

Auschwitz, the Allies and Censorship of the Holocaust

by Michael Fleming
Cambridge University Press
June 2014

Featuring Hoover’s Polish Information Center Records, Stanislaw Mikolajczyk Papers, Stefan Korbonski Papers, and Poland Ambasada United States Records, this book examines what Allied forces knew about Auschwitz during World War II.

The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra

The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra

By Helen Rappaport
St. Martin’s Press
June 2014

This “compelling portrait of the doomed grand duchesses,” features excerpts from Hoover’s Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskaia letters, the Alexandre Georgievich Tarsaidze Papers and the Princess Barbara Dolgorouky Memoirs

Information and Intrigue: From Index Cards to Dewey Decimals to Alger Hiss

Information and Intrigue: From Index Cards to Dewey Decimals to Alger Hiss

By Colin B. Burke
MIT Press
June 2014

“The story of one man’s plan to revolutionize the world’s science information systems,” this book features Hoover’s Herbert Haviland Field, George Herron, and Vernon Kellogg papers.

The Defiant Life of Vera Figner Surviving the Russian Revolution 

The Defiant Life of Vera Figner Surviving the Russian Revolution

By Lynne Ann Hartnett
Indiana University Press
May 2014

Featuring five of Hoover’s collections, including the Herman Axelbank film collection and the Okhrana records, this new biography charts Figner’s life from noblewoman to terrorist.