The Cold War Studies Book Series and Other Book Projects

The Harvard Cold War Studies 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

Stalin and the Cold War in Europe: The Emergence and Development of East-West Conflict, 1939-1953  Stalin and the Cold War in Europe: The Emergence and Development of East-West Conflict, 1939-1953

  Suppressed Terror: History and Perception of Soviet Camps in Germany

The Legacy of the Cold War: Perspectives on Security, Cooperation, and Conflict  The Legacy of the Cold War: Perspectives on Security, Cooperation, and Conflict

The Vienna Summit and Its Importance in International History The Vienna Summit and Its Importance in International History

Imposing, Maintaining, and Tearing Open the Iron Curtain: The Cold War and East-Central Europe, 1945–1989  Imposing, Maintaining, and Tearing Open the Iron Curtain: The Cold War and East-Central Europe, 1945-1989

Solidarity: The Great Workers Strike of 1980  Solidarity: The Great Workers Strike of 1980

Securing the Communist State: The Reconstruction of Coercive Institutions in the Soviet Zone of Germany and Romania, 1944–1948  Securing the Communist State: The Reconstruction of Coercive Institutions in the Soviet Zone of  Germany and Romania, 1944-1948

Stalin and the Turkish Crisis of the Cold War, 1945–1953 Stalin and the Turkish Crisis of the Cold War, 1945-1953

Solidarity with Solidarity: Western European Trade Unions and the Polish Crisis, 1980–1982 Solidarity with Solidarity: Western European Trade Unions and the Polish Crisis, 1980-1982

Globalizing de Gaulle: International Perspectives on French Foreign Policies, 1958–1969 Globalizing de Gaulle: International Perspectives on French Foreign Policies, 1958-1969

China Learns from the Soviet Union, 1949–Present China Learns from the Soviet Union, 1949-Present

The Prague Spring and the Warsaw Pact Invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 The Prague Spring and the Warsaw Pact Invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968

Eisenhower and AdenauerEisenhower and Adenauer: Alliance Maintenance under Pressure, 1953-1960