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Peter B. White

White on De Bruin, 'How to Prevent Coups d'État: Counterbalancing and Regime'

Erica De Bruin. How to Prevent Coups d'État: Counterbalancing and Regime. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2020. xiv + 199 pp. $46.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-5191-2.

Reviewed by Peter B. White (Auburn University) Published on H-Diplo (October, 2021) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Textbook for post-1945 U.S. foreign policy course?

I have taught a third-year postwar U.S. foreign policy course for a number of years. In the past I've used Walter LaFeber's America, Russia, and the Cold War as the background text. As this book is now out of print, I'm on the lookout for a replacement - but I haven't found anything suitable so far. I'd be grateful for any suggestions. 

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Tami J. Friedman

Associate Professor, Department of History
Brock University
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines, Ont. L2S 3A1 Canada

H-Diplo/ISSF Roundtable 13-2 on Strategic Instincts: The Adaptive Advantages of Cognitive Biases in International Politics

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Dominic D.P. Johnson.  Strategic Instincts: The Adaptive Advantages of Cognitive Biases in International Politics.  Princeton:  Princeton University Press, 2020.  ISBN:  9780691137452 (hardcover, $27.95).

H-Diplo/ISSF Review Essay 59: Nuclear France: Grandeur or Mirage?

H-Diplo | ISSF Review Essay 59 on Special Issue on Nuclear History, Cold War History 21:3 (2021): 243-336

Nuclear France: Grandeur or Mirage?

Reviewed by Jacques E.C. Hymans, University of Southern California

Published 21 October 2021 | http://issforum.org/to/RE59

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Death Grip Handshakes and Flattery Diplomacy: The Macron-Trump Connection and Its Larger Implications for Alliance Politics

Essay by Kathryn C. Statler, University of San Diego

Published on 20 October 2021 | issforum.org

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ANN: Zoom Lecture, Dr. Salim Yaqub, "Oil-Gotten Gains: Petrodollars, Abscam, and Arab American Activism, 1973-1981," Oct. 25 at 4pm ET

The Chastain-Johnston Middle Eastern Studies Lecture Series, the Department of History, and the Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Initiative (PJHR) at Florida Atlantic University present

Oil-Gotten Gains: Petrodollars, Abscam, and Arab American Activism, 1973–1981

Salim Yaqub, Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara

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Author: 
Erica De Bruin
Reviewer: 
Peter B. White

White on De Bruin, 'How to Prevent Coups d'État: Counterbalancing and Regime'

Erica De Bruin. How to Prevent Coups d'État: Counterbalancing and Regime. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2020. xiv + 199 pp. $46.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-5191-2.

Reviewed by Peter B. White (Auburn University) Published on H-Diplo (October, 2021) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

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Christine Walker
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Kathleen E.A. Monteith

Monteith on Walker, 'Jamaica Ladies: Female Slaveholders and the Creation of Britain's Atlantic Empire'

Christine Walker. Jamaica Ladies: Female Slaveholders and the Creation of Britain's Atlantic Empire. Williamsburg: Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2020. 336 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-5879-7; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-5526-0.

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Mary S. Barton
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Ross Kennedy

Kennedy on Barton, 'Counterterrorism between the Wars: An International History, 1919-1937'

Mary S. Barton. Counterterrorism between the Wars: An International History, 1919-1937. The Greater War 1912-1923 Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. 224 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-886404-2.

Reviewed by Ross Kennedy (Illinois State University) Published on H-Diplo (October, 2021) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

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Jordan B. Smith

Smith on Skeehan, 'The Fabric of Empire: Material and Literary Cultures of the Global Atlantic, 1650-1850'

Danielle C. Skeehan. The Fabric of Empire: Material and Literary Cultures of the Global Atlantic, 1650-1850. Studies in Early American Economy and Society from the Library Company of Philadelphia Series. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020. Illustrations. xiii + 184 pp. $54.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-3968-6.

Reviewed by Jordan B. Smith (Widener University) Published on H-Diplo (October, 2021) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

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Mary Hames

Hames on Boyd and Burrill, 'Legislating Gender and Sexuality in Africa: Human Rights, Society, and the State'

Lydia Boyd, Emily Burrill, eds. Legislating Gender and Sexuality in Africa: Human Rights, Society, and the State. Critical Human Rights Series. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2020. 216 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-299-32740-8.

Reviewed by Mary Hames (University of the Western Cape) Published on H-Diplo (September, 2021) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)