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Author: 
Lisa Rofel, Sylvia J. Yanagisako
Reviewer: 
Tiantian Zheng

Zheng on Rofel and Yanagisako, 'Fabricating Transnational Capitalism: A Collaborative Ethnography of Italian-Chinese Global Fashion'

Lisa Rofel, Sylvia J. Yanagisako. Fabricating Transnational Capitalism: A Collaborative Ethnography of Italian-Chinese Global Fashion. The Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures Series. Durham: Duke University Press, 2019. xiii + 377 pp. $28.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4780-0045-7; $104.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4780-0029-7.

Reviewed by Tiantian Zheng (State University of New York, Cortland) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Eddie Michel
Reviewer: 
Julianne H. Haefner

Haefner on Michel, 'The White House and White Africa: Presidential Policy toward Rhodesia during the UDI Era, 1965-1979'

Eddie Michel. The White House and White Africa: Presidential Policy toward Rhodesia during the UDI Era, 1965-1979. New York: Routledge, 2018. xiii + 256 pp. $149.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-31999-8.

Reviewed by Julianne H. Haefner (Central Michigan University) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Willeke Sandler
Reviewer: 
Jakob Zollmann

Zollmann on Sandler, 'Empire in the Heimat: Colonialism and Public Culture in the Third Reich'

Willeke Sandler. Empire in the Heimat: Colonialism and Public Culture in the Third Reich. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 360 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-069790-7.

Reviewed by Jakob Zollmann (WZB Berlin Social Science Center) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

National Security Archive: Top Secret Chernobyl: The Nuclear Disaster through the Eyes of the Soviet Politburo, KGB, and U.S. Intelligence

 

 

Top Secret Chernobyl: The Nuclear Disaster through the Eyes of the Soviet Politburo, KGB, and U.S. Intelligence

 

Declassified documents detail highest-level reactions, cover-ups, critiques

Sources include Politburo notes, diaries, protocols never before translated into English

Part one of a two-volume publication

National Security Archive: Kissinger Told Soviet Envoy during 1973 Arab-Israeli War: "My Nightmare is a Victory for Either Side"

Kissinger Told Soviet Envoy during 1973 Arab-Israeli War: "My Nightmare is a Victory for Either Side" – The Soviet Agreed

From: The National Security Archive <nsarchiv@gwu.edu>

Author: 
Emma Kuby
Reviewer: 
Dan Stone

Stone on Kuby, 'Political Survivors: The Resistance, the Cold War, and the Fight against Concentration Camps after 1945'

Emma Kuby. Political Survivors: The Resistance, the Cold War, and the Fight against Concentration Camps after 1945. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019. xii + 295 pp. $32.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-3279-9.

Reviewed by Dan Stone (Royal Holloway, University of London) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Michael C. Desch
Reviewer: 
Jonathan Schulman

Schulman on Desch, 'Cult of the Irrelevant: The Waning Influence of Social Science on National Security'

Michael C. Desch. Cult of the Irrelevant: The Waning Influence of Social Science on National Security. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019. 368 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-18121-9.

Reviewed by Jonathan Schulman (Northwestern University) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

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Author: 
Lisa Rofel, Sylvia J. Yanagisako
Reviewer: 
Tiantian Zheng

Zheng on Rofel and Yanagisako, 'Fabricating Transnational Capitalism: A Collaborative Ethnography of Italian-Chinese Global Fashion'

Lisa Rofel, Sylvia J. Yanagisako. Fabricating Transnational Capitalism: A Collaborative Ethnography of Italian-Chinese Global Fashion. The Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures Series. Durham: Duke University Press, 2019. xiii + 377 pp. $28.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4780-0045-7; $104.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4780-0029-7.

Reviewed by Tiantian Zheng (State University of New York, Cortland) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Eddie Michel
Reviewer: 
Julianne H. Haefner

Haefner on Michel, 'The White House and White Africa: Presidential Policy toward Rhodesia during the UDI Era, 1965-1979'

Eddie Michel. The White House and White Africa: Presidential Policy toward Rhodesia during the UDI Era, 1965-1979. New York: Routledge, 2018. xiii + 256 pp. $149.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-31999-8.

Reviewed by Julianne H. Haefner (Central Michigan University) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Willeke Sandler
Reviewer: 
Jakob Zollmann

Zollmann on Sandler, 'Empire in the Heimat: Colonialism and Public Culture in the Third Reich'

Willeke Sandler. Empire in the Heimat: Colonialism and Public Culture in the Third Reich. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 360 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-069790-7.

Reviewed by Jakob Zollmann (WZB Berlin Social Science Center) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Emma Kuby
Reviewer: 
Dan Stone

Stone on Kuby, 'Political Survivors: The Resistance, the Cold War, and the Fight against Concentration Camps after 1945'

Emma Kuby. Political Survivors: The Resistance, the Cold War, and the Fight against Concentration Camps after 1945. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019. xii + 295 pp. $32.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-3279-9.

Reviewed by Dan Stone (Royal Holloway, University of London) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Michael C. Desch
Reviewer: 
Jonathan Schulman

Schulman on Desch, 'Cult of the Irrelevant: The Waning Influence of Social Science on National Security'

Michael C. Desch. Cult of the Irrelevant: The Waning Influence of Social Science on National Security. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019. 368 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-18121-9.

Reviewed by Jonathan Schulman (Northwestern University) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)