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James Gordon Hershberg Faculty Member

Positions

Born NYC 1960; author of Marigold: The Lost Chance for Peace in Vietnam (Wilson Center Press/Stanford University Press, 2012)--which the Washington Post named one of the 10 best books of 2012--and James B. Conant: Harvard to Hiroshima and the Making of the Nuclear Age (Alfred A. Knopf, 1993; Stanford University Press, 1995), which won the Bernath Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations; and numerous articles on cold war and nuclear history. Director Emeritus of Wilson Center's Cold War International History Project (1991-1997) and Editor of CWIP Book Series (Wilson Center Press/Stanford University Press), and Guest Co-Editor of special issue of CWIHP Bulletin on 50th anniversary of Cuban Missile Crisis. Working on book on Cuba, Brazil, and Cold War and Revolution in Latin America. Leader in bringing new evidence from formerly closed communist archives to scholarly world.

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