The Hoover Institution Library & Archives has recently acquired the papers of journalist and author Philip Taubman. Taubman’s biography of George P. Shultz, In the Nation's Service: The Life and Times of George P. Shultz, published by Stanford University Press, is now available. The biography and the George P. Shultz papers held at Hoover, were the topic of a recent interview by Jeff Glor, host of CBS Saturday Morning, and in conversation with Hoover Director, Condoleezza Rice.

Before joining Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation in 2008, Mr. Taubman worked at the New York Times as a reporter and editor for nearly 30 years, specializing in national security issues, including United States diplomacy, and intelligence and defense policy and operations. At the Times, Taubman served as a Washington correspondent, Moscow bureau chief, deputy editorial page editor, Washington bureau chief and associate editor. He is currently working on a book about Robert McNamara. Taubman was a history major at Stanford, Class of 1970, and served as editor-in-chief of the Stanford Daily in 1969. Before joining the New York Times, he worked as a correspondent for Time magazine and was sports editor of Esquire. He was a member of the Stanford Board of Trustees, 1978-1982, and served as secretary of the Stanford Board, 2011–2018. He is author of The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb (Harper Collins, 2012) and Secret Empire: Eisenhower, the CIA, and the Hidden Story of America's Space Espionage. (Simon & Schuster, 2003). 


Jean McElwee Cannon

Curator for North American Collections / Research Fellow

Jean M. Cannon is a research fellow and curator for North American Collections at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives at Stanford University, where she specializes in acquisitions,…

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