Norman Naimark is an American historian and author who specializes in modern Eastern European history, genocide and ethnic cleansing. He is a professor in the history department at Stanford University, and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. Naimark has been awarded the Officers Cross of the Order of Merit by Germany.
On May 8, Hoover Library & Archives welcomed Yuma Totani, professor of history at the University of Hawaii and a Hoover visiting fellow, who discussed her work on the recently acquired sketchbooks of Shigemitsu Mamoru, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Japan during World War II.
[Subscription Required] The cheers greeting Theodore Roosevelt on his triumphant return from a few days of battle in Cuba in summer 1898 were as much for America itself as for him. The swift, predictable defeat of Spanish forces confirmed what had been evident for decades, namely, that the United States would be among the dominant powers of the 20th century.
Sally Ride blasted off aboard shuttle Challenger on June 18, 1983, to become the first American woman—and, at 32, the youngest American—in space. She flew on Challenger again in 1984 and later was the only person to serve on both panels investigating the nation’s space shuttle disasters—the Challenger explosion in 1986 and the breakup of Columbia in 2003.
Although Prince Harry’s marriage last week to Ms. Meghan Markle was not a military occasion, the groom and best man wore uniform and more than 250 servicemen from units with storied military histories took part, so I think it’s acceptable to report on it for Military History in the News.
Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union 27 years ago, Russia has been both a central figure in our foreign relations and a surprise actor in our domestic politics. Given the unprecedented attention paid to our Cold War foe, how did we get here?