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Library & Archives Project Publishes Cold War Radio Research Guide

Friday, August 17, 2018

The document provides information about publicly available collections materials (sound recordings, archival papers, photographs, publications) created by broadcasters during the years 1947-1991.

Silas Palmer Fellow Joseph Seeley

The Benefits Of Uncertainty--Reconstructing Northeast Asia's Contested Pasts And Futures

Thursday, August 16, 2018

One of the most challenging tasks a historian faces is to recapture the "future-blindness" of historical actors. Major historical events like the outbreak of World War II or the fall of the Soviet Union seem inevitable in retrospect, but for people in the past the future was just as unknowable and murky as it is now.

Analysis and Commentary

A Torch Kept Lit

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, August 16, 2018

A long-time friend gave a copy of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s A Torch Kept Well Lit to his daughter, who is in her late 20s. My friend has a Ph.D. in economics from UCLA and is a successful businessman. His wife used to be a columnist for the Wall Street Journal. Ideas and books are discussed a lot in their household.


Elizabeth Cobbs: Historians for Tubman On The $20

interview with Elizabeth Cobbsvia WNYC
Monday, August 13, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Cobbs discusses her open letter, which she co-authored with Catherine Clinton, to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, signed by 125 fellow historians, calling for him to commit to plans to feature Harriet Tubman on the twenty-dollar bill. 

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Squaring Ends And Means

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Military History in the News
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Self-determination for countries that had been occupied by Nazi Germany—Poland in particular—was foremost of the common objectives to which President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winton Churchill committed on August 14, 1941 after meeting on the British battleship Prince of Wales off Newfoundland. Germany’s invasion of Poland had been the reason why Britain had declared war. Restoring Poland’s freedom was the war’s first-order objective. The Soviet Union’s 1939 partnership with Germany in that invasion and, by August 1941, its alliance with Britain, added a layer of difficulties. 

In the News

Bohuslav Pekárek’s Memoirs And Other Czechoslovak Legion Documentation Added To The Hoover Library & Archives

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Another significant increment of materials generated a century ago by the  Czechoslovak Legions on the Western Front and in Siberia has been added to the Hoover holdings.  Among the trove’s notable items, acquired from sources in Germany and Turkey, are the memoirs of a Czech Legionnaire, Bohuslav Pekárek, as well as a number of ephemeral publications and imprints.


We Shot The War: Overseas Weekly In Vietnam Shows The Person Behind The Photo

featuring Hoover Institutionvia Stanford Daily
Sunday, August 12, 2018

New photography exhibit at the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion highlights the lives of soldiers and citizens in the Vietnam War era.

In the News

Spotlight On Unique Vietnam War Media Coverage

Friday, July 27, 2018
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The new Hoover Institution Press publication, We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam, examines the legacy of one of the most popular and eccentric newspapers to cover the Vietnam War. 

In the News

Veterans Column: Janet Jones Experiences War First Hand

quoting Elizabeth Cobbsvia Newark Advocate
Saturday, August 11, 2018

No other letters from Janet Jones exist about her service once she arrived in France. However, by looking at her service record and using information from author Elizabeth Cobbs’ book “The Hello Girls, America’s First Woman Soldiers” an accurate picture of what they did can be seen.


Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show Discussing US Intelligent Agencies

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article "The Police Were Not Policed."


Military History Working Group

The Working Group on the Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict examines how knowledge of past military operations can influence contemporary public policy decisions concerning current conflicts.