Selected Articles & Other Writings

Selected Articles & Other Writings

Russian Television Documentary (2021) –  Served as the primary on camera interviewee and historical consultant for a Russian language documentary on Henry Dexter White in relation to Operation Snow. This film tells about Chambers, Bentley, the Venona project and the role of Harry White in the promotion of the Morgenthau‘s plan and Bretton Woods Conference. The film concludes that White was not an intelligence agent in the ordinary sense.


H-DIPLO/ISSF Roundtable on Benn Steil’s The Battle on Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White and the Making of a New World Order (February 10, 2014 (for a copy of my contribution visit my Blog, The Black Chamber Review).

“Conflicted Loyalties: The Betrayals of Alger Hiss and Harry S. Truman,” Richard Kirkendall (editor), in Harry S.Truman and Civil Liberties (Truman State University Press, 2013).

“Soviet Espionage in the United States during the Stalin Era” Conference paper and panel commentary on H-DIPLO Article Roundtable Vol. X, No. 24 (2009), posted 17 July 2009.

“Alger Hiss: Recent Explorations in Documenting the Public and Private Man.”  Conference paper delivered during New York University Center for the United States and the Cold War, inaugural conference, “Alger Hiss and History Conference,” (New York University, 5 April 2007).

Biographical entry for “Harry Dexter White” in James Gilbert Ryan and Leonard C. Schlup (editors), Historical Dictionary of the 1940s, (New York: M.E. Sharp, 2006).

“The Papers of Alger Hiss.”  Introduction to the microfilm edition collection for  Thompson Gale Publishers, series Twentieth-Century Politics and Diplomacy: The Papers of Alger Hiss, (Series 3, Part 1) “Alger Hiss Defense Collection” (New York: Thompson Gale Publishers, 2006).

“A Matter of Espionage: Alger Hiss, Harry Dexter White, and Igor Gouzenko — The Canadian Connection Reassessed.” Intelligence and National Security, Vol. 15, No. 2 (Summer 2000), pp. 211-224. This article also appears in a slightly modified form as “A Matter of Espionage: Alger Hiss, Harry Dexter White, and Igor Gouzenko – The Canadian Connection Reassessed” in Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones and David Safford, American-British-Canadian Intelligence Relations, 1939-2000 (London, England: Frank Cass Publishers, 2001).

“Grand Jury Records Open New Avenues of Research for Public Historians,” Cover story, Public History News, Vol. 28, No. 4 (September 2008), p.1.

“Presidential Libraries and Museums: Opportunities for Genuine Reform.”  Lead article for a “roundtable” on presidential libraries in The Public Historian, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Fall 2006), pp. 75-84.

“Red Spies in America.” Book review in Intelligence and National Security (January 2006), pp. 171-72.

“Executive Sessions of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee of Government Operations.” Book review in The Public Historian, Vol. 26 No. 3 (summer 2004), pp. 86-90.

“Politics in the Pumpkin Patch,” The Public Historian Vol 12, No. 1 (Winter 1990), pp. 9-24; (Awarded the G. Wesley Johnson prize for outstanding article in TPH for 1990).


Rosenberg Grand Jury Case:

Declaration of Bruce Craig

Supplemental Declaration of Bruce Craig

National Security Archive press release

Alger Hiss Grand Jury Case:

Bruce Craig’s Petition for unsealing of Alger Hiss case Grand Jury records for Public Citizen Litigation Group

Public Citizen Litigation Group Reply Memorandum on Hiss Grand Jury Case

Associated Press story on release of Hiss Grand Jury Records

Harry Dexter White Grand Jury Case (Craig vs. USA)

Petition for the Release of the Harry Dexter White Grand Jury Minutes:

Order Directing Release of Grand Jury Minutes

In Re: Petition of Bruce Craig (Precedent Setting Decision of Second Circuit Court)

For a scholarly treatment of the effort that gave rise to the case Craig vs. USA, see also “Unsealing Federal Grand Jury Records: The Case of the Harry Dexter White Transcript.” Article in The Public Historian Vol. 20 No. 2 (Spring 1998), pp.45-62.


Here is a listing of several of my book reviews. All should be available online through the webpages of the journals represented (sorry, copyright provisions prohibit publication on this webpage):

True Believer: Stalin’s Last American Spy by Kati Marton (NY: Simon & Shuster, 2016) in Journal of Cold War Studies. Vol 19, No. 1 (Winter 2017).

Spying Through a Glass Darkly, American Espionage against the Soviet Union, 1945-1946 by David Alvarez and Eduard Mark (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2016) in Intelligence and National Security. (Published online 1 October 2016).

America’s Dryfus: The Case That Nixon Rigged by Joan Brady (Skyscraper Publications, 2015) in Intelligence and National Security. (Published online 19 October 2016).

A Very Principled Boy: The Life of Duncan Lee, Red Spy and Cold Warrior by Mark A. Bradley (NY: Basic Books 2014) in Intelligence and National Security. (Published online 03 September 2015).

Information and Intrigue: From Index Cards to Dewey Decimals to Alger Hiss by Colin B. Burke (Cambridge MIT Press 2014) in Journal of American History. Vol. 102, No. 1 (June 2015) at 276-77.

National Park Reprints

Several of my National Park Service acquaintances have asked to have this symposium summary available for download.  Here’s the PDF of the “KEEPING COUNCIL” a symposium that I coordinated for National Parks and Conservation Association about the needs and future of the Secretary of the Interiors National Park System Advisory Board that took place back in 1984.  Amazingly, you will see that many of the issues discussed then remain unresolved to this day.

See document here