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  • Access
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  • Acquisition Information
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  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Jim Mann papers
    Date (inclusive): 1969-2008
    Collection Number: 2010C44
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 65 manuscript boxes, 2 card file boxes, 1 microfilm box, media (26.6 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Writings, notes, correspondence, interview recordings and transcripts, photocopies of government documents, internet printouts, and other printed matter, relating to American foreign relations with China, foreign policy during the presidential administration of Ronald Reagan, and foreign and military policy during the presidential administration of George W. Bush. Used as research material for the books by J. Mann, About Face: A History of America's Curious Relationship with China, from Nixon to Clinton (New York, 1999), Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet (New York, 2004), and The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the End of the Cold War (New York, 2009).
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Access

    Boxes 61-64 and Box 68 closed until 2030 July 1. Boxes 65-67 closed until 2033. The remainder of the collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2010.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Jim Mann papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    1978-2001 Journalist, Los Angeles Times
    1989 Author, Beijing Jeep: The Short, Unhappy Romance of American Business in China
    1999 Author, About Face: A History of America's Curious Relationship with China from Nixon to Clinton
    2004 Author, Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet
    2007 Author, The China Fantasy: How Our Leaders Explain Away Chinese Repression
    2009 Author, The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the End of the Cold War
    2012 Author, The Obamians: The Struggle Inside the White House to Redefine American Power
    2015 Author, George W. Bush
    1946 Born, Albany, New York

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Jim Mann papers include writings, notes, correspondence, interview recordings and transcripts, photocopies of government documents, internet printouts, and other printed matter related to American foreign relations with China, foreign policy during the presidential administration of Ronald Reagan, and foreign and military policy during the presidential administration of George W. Bush.
    The majority of the collection consists of research material for the books About Face: A History of America's Curious Relationship with China, from Nixon to Clinton (New York, 1999), Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet (New York, 2004), and The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the End of the Cold War (New York, 2009).
    As research for his books, Mann interviewed numerous government officials and political luminaries. His interview notes and transcripts can be found in the Interview File.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Audiotapes
    United States -- Foreign relations -- 1981-1989
    United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union
    Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States
    China -- Foreign relations -- United States
    United States -- Foreign relations -- China
    United States -- Military policy
    United States -- Foreign relations -- 2001-2009
    United States -- Foreign relations -- 2009-2017
    Reagan, Ronald
    Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
    Obama, Barack