Herbert Feis

Herbert Feis books and biography

Herbert Feis


Herbert Feis (born in 1893 in New York, died in 1972) was an American Author and former Economic Advisor for International Affairs to the Department of State in the Hoover and Roosevelt administrations.

Feis was the Author of some 13 books and won the Pulitzer Prize for History for his work, Between War and Peace: The Potsdam Conference (1960). The book was about the Potsdam Conference and the origins of the Cold War.

The Herbert Feis Prize is awarded annually by the American Historical Association, the pre-eminent professional society of historians, to recognize the recent work of public historians or independent scholars.


Feis was born and raised on the lower east side of New York and graduated from Harvard University. He went on to marry the granddaughter of James Garfield, the 20th president of the US.[1]

[edit Bibliography

  • The Road to Pearl Harbor (1950)
  • The China Tangle (1953)
  • Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin (1957)
  • Between War and Peace: The Potsdam Conference (1960)
  • Japan Subdued (1961)
  • Europe the World's Banker, 1870-1914 (1964)
  • The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II (1966)
  • The Spanish Story: Franco and the Nations at War (1966)
  • Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin: The War They Waged and the Peace They Sought (1967)
  • From Trust to Terror: The Onset of the Cold War, 1945-1950 (1970)
  • The Changing Pattern of International Economic Affairs (1971)
  • Nineteen Thirty Three: Characters in Crisis (1976)

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