Margaret Peacock, “Innocent Weapons: The Soviet and American Politics of Childhood in the Cold War” (UNC Press, 2014)
In Innocent Weapons: The Soviet and American Politics of Childhood in the Cold War (University of North Carolina Press, 2014), Margaret Peacock analyzes the various ways in which images of children were put to use in Soviet and American Cold War propaganda. From the Boy Scouts to the Pioneers, ubiquitous... Read More
David L. Hoffmann, “The Stalinist Era” (Cambridge UP, 2018)
In his new book The Stalinist Era (Cambridge University Press, 2018), David L. Hoffmann focuses on the myriad ways in which Stalinist practices had their origins in World War I (1914-1918) and Russian Civil War era (1918-1920). These periods saw mass mobilizations of the population take place not just in Russia and... Read More
Michael Cotey Morgan, “The Final Act: The Helsinki Accords and the Transformation of the Cold War” (Princeton UP, 2018)
Just when you thought that you knew everything and anything pertaining to the Cold War and the ending of it, along comes University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Professor Michael Cotey Morgan to tell you that you are profoundly wrong. Based upon voluminous archival research in eight countries and... Read More
Hassan Malik, “Bankers and Bolsheviks: International Finance and the Russian Revolution” (Princeton UP, 2018)
Lumbering late Tsarist Russia and international finance? Is there anything there?  The Bolsheviks and finance? How can there be anything there?   It turns out that the answer to both questions is yes.  In Dr. Hassan Malik‘s meticulously researched new book, Bankers and Bolsheviks: International Finance and the Russian Revolution (Princeton University... Read More
Audra J. Wolfe, “Freedom’s Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science” (Johns Hopkins UP, 2018)
Audra J. Wolfe, is a Philadelphia-based writer, editor and historian. Her book Freedom’s Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018) examines the post-World War II origins of the relationship between science and politics. Science’s self-concept as politically neutral and dedicated to empirical... Read More