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.
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.