ooks from the library ofBritishintelligence officer and Soviet spy Harold Adrian Russell “Kim”Philby have recently been placed in the HooverInstitution Library.Philby (1912–1988) was responsible forpassing British and U.S.state secrets to theSoviet Union during World War II and thecold war until his defection to Moscow in1963.Guy Burgess,another member ofthesame spy ring,defected to Moscow in1951.The books contain annotations inpencil by Burgess as well as Philby’s book-plate.The collection includes suchvolumes as the English translation of Lenin’s writings and U.S.ambassadorJoseph Davies’s book
Mission to Moscow
March 2001;with John Coganand Morris Fiorina,
Changeand Continuity in House Elec-tions
(Stanford University Press,2000);and,with JohnCogan and Doug Rivers,
Revolving Gridlock:Politics and Policy fromCarter to Clinton
(Westview Press,1999).Brady has been on continuing appoint-ment at Stanford University since 1987.Hewas associate dean from 1997 to 2001 atStanford University’s Graduate School of Business and a fellow at the Center forAdvanced Study in the Behavioral Sciencesfrom 1985 to 1986 and again in 2001–2.From 1980 to 1987,Brady was the Autrey Professor at Rice University,and from 1972to 1979 he was an associate professor andprofessor at the University ofHouston.Brady has won several awards for hiswriting and teaching.In 1995 and 2000 hereceived the
Prizefor the “best paper on a legislative topic.”He also received the Richard F.FennoAward ofthe American Political ScienceAssociation for the “best book on legisla-tive studies”published in 1988–89.In 1992he received the Dinkelspiel Award forExcellence in Undergraduate Teachingfrom Stanford University,and in 1993 hereceived the Phi Beta Kappa Award for bestteacher at Stanford University.While atRice University,Brady washonored with the GeorgeBrown Award for SuperiorTeaching.Brady has been a seniorfellow at the Hoover Institutionsince 1997 and will continue asa senior fellow while assuminghis role as associate director.Brady is a presidentialappointee to the National His-torical Records and Publica-tions Commission and a member oftheAmerican Academy ofArts and Sciences.He received his Ph.D.from the University ofIowa.Chester E.Finn Jr.’s workcenters on education reform.He is a member ofHoover’sKoret Task Force on K–12 Edu-cation,a group commissionedby Hoover director JohnRaisian to study Americanpublic education.He is alsopresident ofthe Thomas B.Fordham Foundation for edu-cation reform.Finn is the author of
Charter Schools in Action:Renewing Public Education
,withBruno V.Manno and Gregg Vanourek(2001),and
The Educated Child:A Parent’sGuide from Preschool through Eighth Grade
,cowritten with William J.Bennett and JohnCribb (1999).His other works include
TheNew Promise ofAmerican Life
,coeditedwith Lamar Alexander (1995);
Radical Education Reforms
,coedited with HerbertJ.Walberg (1994);
We Must Take Charge:Our Schools and Our Future
Education Reform in the ’90s
,coedited with Theodor Rebarber (1992);and
What Do Our 17-Year-Olds Know?
(1988),written with Hoover Institutiondistinguished visiting fellow and fellowKoret Task Force member Diane Ravitch.Finn has served on the boards ofseveralorganizations,including the Center forEducation Reform,the Foundation forTeaching Economics,the Colorado LeagueofCharter Schools,the National Associa-tion ofScholars,the Center ofthe Ameri-can Experiment,and the National Assess-ment Governing Board,which he chairedfor two years.Finn has been a fellow at theManhattan Institute and theHudson Institute.He was afounding partner and seniorscholar with the Edison Projectfrom 1992 to 1994 and assistantsecretary for research andimprovement and counselor tothe secretary ofthe U.S.Department ofEducation from1985 to 1988.Finn has alsoworked as staffassistant to the president of the United States;special assistant to thegovernor ofMassachusetts;counsel to theAmerican ambassador to India;andresearch associate in governmental studiesat the Brookings Institution.Finn is on leave from Vanderbuilt Uni-versity,where he has been a professor of education and public policy since 1981.
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Philby'sportrait on apostagestampissued bythe Sovietgovernmentshortlybefore itscollapse.Photographfrom thecollection of AnthonyCave Brown.David BradyChester E.Finn Jr.