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Author: Chiang Kai-shek

Title: Jiang Zhongzheng ri ji

Published: Taibei Shi, Minguo li shi wen hua xue she you xian gong si chu ban, Guo shi guan, 2023

Shortly after Chiang Kai-shek's diaries returned to Taiwan from the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, the Republic of China’s History and Culture Society and the National History Museum began to publish Chiang Kai-shek's diaries. This 7-volume set covers the years 1948 to 1954.


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Editor and Publisher: K. A. Karganov

Title: Dzhigit [Джигитъ]

Published: Baku, K. A. Karganov, 1907-1917

Dzhigit was a satirical journal published during the time of Imperial Russia in the city of Baku (now Azerbaijan). This periodical was known for its witty content, primarily conveyed through humor and caricatures. In addition to providing critique and insights into the everyday life of the Russian Empire, the journal satirized European trends and societal norms of the time. The publishing of this journal was temporarily stopped from 1913-1916 when it was replaced by the journal "Bich" [Бич = the Whip]. Dzhigit resumed publication in 1916 before ultimately ceasing in 1917.

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Editor: Vadim Meshcheriakov

Title: "Нет войне" = Saying No to War: 40 Stories of Russians Who Oppose the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Published: [Prague], Idel.Realii, [RFE/RL], [2022]

This book, printed in Russian language and its English translation, presents the testimonies of forty individuals from the Volga Federative District of the Russian Federation, encompassing regions such as Bashkorstan, Tatarstan, Saratov, Penza, and Kirov oblast, who voiced their opposition to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Noteworthy is the fact that the contributors, fully cognizant of the potential risks, have chosen to disclose their stories. Despite the hazards associated with publicly expressing their political views, these individuals have come forward.

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Title: Treaty of Versailles : 1919

Printed: [Paris], [1919]

We recently cataloged a previously uncataloged copy of the Treaty of Versailles discovered in one of our vaults. The 428-page volume, housed in a protective portfolio, features four folded maps of Europe. Accompanying the material, we discovered two typewritten pages containing descriptive information about the volume. These details were presumably composed by a librarian or curator at the time of acquisition by the Hoover Library in 1931. The provided text reads: "Copy of Treaty of Versailles, June 28, 1919, said to be one of an edition of 100 copies, one of which was given to each of the delegates nominated to the Conference. The text is that of the Treaty as signed."

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Author: Bazili, Nikolaĭ Aleksandrovich, 1883-1963

Title: Vospominanii︠a︡ diplomata Imperatorskoĭ Rossii, 1903-1917 [Воспоминания дипломата Императорской России, 1903-1917]

Published: Moscow, Russia, Aĭris-press, 2023

Nikolai Bazili’s memoirs have just been published in Russian for the first time by Airis-press (Moscow). Bazili, also known by his Westernized name, Nicolas de Basily, was a Russian diplomat who played a key role in the events of 1917 Russian Revolution as the author of Nicholas II’s abdication decree. His widow, Lascelle de Basily, gave his papers, library, and personal objects to the Hoover Library & Archives starting in 1964. These include all the various drafts he composed for the decree, showing the tortuous path of this world-altering document. The final edit was made by Nicholas II himself, who unexpectedly abdicated in favor of his brother, rather than his son, as was expected by others and outlined in Bazili’s document. When the brother, Grand Duke Michael, declined to accept the throne, the Romanov Dynasty was finished. Read more…

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