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Joan Hoff

Joan Hoff is a research professor of history at Montana State University. She is a former president of the Center for the Study of the Presidency, former executive director of the Organization of American Historians, and former director of the Contemporary History Institute at Ohio University. 

She is the author of Herbert Hoover: Forgotten Progressive (reissued, 1992),  Law, Gender, and Injustice: A Legal History of U.S. Women (2nd edition, 1994), Nixon Reconsidered (1994), The Cooper's Wife is Missing: The Trials of Bridget Cleary (2000) and A Faustian Foreign Policy from Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush (2007) among other works.

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