Dr. Klehr's Career and Publications

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Email: polshk@emory.edu

Biography

Dr. Klehr is an Professor of Politics and History Emeritus at Emory University. His academic career spans five decades and he received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1971. This will mark the eighth time he has taught a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar For School Teachers since 1991. He is the winner of numerous grants and awards including the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award for Emory College (1983), Emory University Scholar-Teacher of the Year (1995), Emory University Thomas Jefferson Award (1999) and Emory University Distinguished Faculty Lecturer (2012).

Video: Harvey Klehr on McCarthy and American Communism



Video: Clip from Secrets Lies & Atomic Spies - PBS America

Research

Books

Spies:
The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America

Co-authored by John Earl Haynes, Harvey Klehr, and Alexander Vassiliev, Yale University Press, 2009.
(Finalist for the 2009 Book of the Year Award, presented by ForeWord magazine)

Cover of Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America
The Communist Experience in America:
A Political and Social History

Harvey Klehr, Transaction Press, 2010.

The Communist Experience in America: A Political and Social History (Cover)
Early Cold War Spies:
The Espionage Trials That Shaped American Politics

Co-authored by John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr, Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Early Cold War Spies (Cover)
Communism, Espionage and the Cold War:
A Curriculum Unit of Study for Grades 9-12

Co-authored by Robert Gabrick and Harvey Klehr, National Center for History in the Schools: UCLA, 2004.

Communism, Espionage and The Cold War (Cover)
In Denial:
Historians, Communism and Espionage

Co-authored by John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr, Encounter Books, 2003.

In Denial: Historians, Communism and Espionage (Cover)
Venona:
Decoding Soviet Espionage in America

Co-authored by John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr, Yale University Press, 1999.
(Honorable Mention, Henry Adams Award, Society for History in the Federal Government)

Venona (Cover)
The Soviet World of American Communism

Co-authored by Harvey Klehr, John Earl Haynes, and Kyrill M. Anderson, Yale University Press, 1998.

The Soviet World of American Communism (Cover)
The Amerasia Spy Case:
Prelude to McCarthyism

Co-authored by Harvey Klehr and Ronald Radosh, University of North Carolina Press, 1996.

The Amerasia Spy Case (Cover)
The Secret World of American Communism

Co-authored by Harvey Klehr, John Earl Haynes and Freidrikh Igorevich Firsov, Yale University Press, 1995.
(A Book of the Month Club, History Book Club and Conservative Book Club selection. Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Finalist, Outstanding Contemporary Books, Templeton Honor Rolls for Education in A Free Society, 1997- 1998.)

The Secret World of American Communism (Cover)
The American Communist Movement:
Storming Heaven Itself

Co-authored by John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr, Twayne Publishers, 1992.

The American Communist Movement (Cover)
Far Left of Center:
The American Radical Left Today

Harvey Klehr, Transaction Books, 1988.

Far Left of Center (Cover)
The Heyday of American Communism:
The Depression Decade

Harvey Klehr, Basic Books, 1984.
(Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize)

The Heyday of American Communism (Cover)
Communist Cadre:
The Social Background of the American Communist Party Elite

Harvey Klehr, Hoover Institution Press, 1978.

Communist Cadre (Cover)