Cold War Studies at Harvard University


The Cold War Studies Book Series and Other Book Projects

Book Series

The Harvard Cold War Studies Book Series was established in 2001 with the academic publisher Rowman & Littlefield. The series, sponsored by the Harvard Project on Cold War Studies, seeks to expand and enrich what is known about Cold War events and themes. It also encourages scholars to use their research on Cold War topics to illuminate current theoretical debates about international and domestic politics.

To this end, the series emphasizes the use of archival evidence to test and reexamine theoretical concepts that were derived from events during the Cold War. The series consists of original monographs and edited collections selected, after a two-stage review process, for their cogency, innovativeness, and clarity of exposition. The choice of books is made in consultation with an Editorial Board of 32 distinguished scholars.

The following editions of the Cold War Studies Book Series from Rowman & Littlefield are now avilable in bookstores:

Redrawing Nations: Ethnic Cleansing in East-Central Europe, 1944-1948

Resistance with the People: Repression and Resistance in Eastern Germany, 1945-1955

Triggering Communism's Collapse: Perceptions and Power in Poland's Transition

The Eisenhower Administration, The Third World, and the Globalization of the Cold War

Mao and the Economic Stalinization of China, 1948-1953

At the Dawn of the Cold War: The Soviet-American Crisis over Iranian Azerbaijan, 1941-1946

The Cold War After Stalin's Death

The Struggle for the Soul of the Nation: Czech Culture and the Rise of Communism



Special Book Projects

In addition to the Harvard Cold War Studies Book Series, the HPCWS was specially commissioned by Harvard University Press to produce an English edition of the celebrated French book Le Livre Noir du Communisme. When this 850-page book was published in France in late 1997, it caused a great stir. Harvard University Press purchased the English-language rights to the book and requested Mark Kramer to prepare an unabridged English version. Kramer served as both American editor and translator of the book. The translation was completed at the end of 1998, and the book was published by Harvard University Press in September 1999.