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2015 Edwin H. Sherman Family Prize Winner and History Advisory Committee to the Department of State 2014 Annual Report

Dear H-Diplo Members:

Please find below two announcements. -Ed.

1. 2015 Edwin H. Sherman Family Prize Winner

2. History Advisory Committee to the Department of State 2014 Annual Report

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1. 2015 Edwin H. Sherman Family Prize Winner

The Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy at Temple University is proud to announce the winner of the 2015 Edwin H. Sherman Family Prize for Undergraduate Scholarship in Force and Diplomacy:

H-Diplo Journal Watch [jW] Second Quarter 2015 (April 2015) issue now available

Dear H-Diplo readers:

We are pleased to announce that the First Quarter 2015 (January 2015) issue of H-Diplo's Journal Watch [jw] is now available online.

In the Commons, the latest Journal Watch has been uploaded as two files, and are available via the following links

Part 1 at http://tiny.cc/JW-Q2-2015-A-I

Part 2 at http://tiny.cc/JW-Q2-2015-J-Z

H-Diplo Article Review 522- Forum on “Legacies of World War I Commemorative Issue.” Diplomatic History 38:4 (September 2014) [20 April 2015]

H-Diplo Article Reviews
No. 522
An H-Diplo Article Review Forum
Published on 20 April 2015

H-Diplo Article Review Editors:  Thomas Maddux and Diane Labrosse
Web and Production Editor: George Fujii
Commissioned for H-Diplo by Thomas Maddux
Introduction by David Ekbladh

Author: 
Mary Elise Sarotte
Reviewer: 
Hope M. Harrison

Harrison on Sarotte, 'The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall'


Mary Elise Sarotte. The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall. New York: Basic Books, 2014. 320 pp. $27.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-06494-6.

Reviewed by Hope M. Harrison (George Washington University)
Published on H-Diplo (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Todd A. Henry
Reviewer: 
Janet Poole

Poole on Henry, 'Assimilating Seoul: Japanese Rule and the Politics of Public Space in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945'


Todd A. Henry. Assimilating Seoul: Japanese Rule and the Politics of Public Space in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945. Asia Pacific Modern Series. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014. 320 pp. $49.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-520-95841-8; $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-27655-0.

Reviewed by Janet Poole (University of Toronto)
Published on H-Diplo (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Colonial Seoul’s Contact Zones

H-Diplo Publication Schedule, 20 April to 15 May

The H-Diplo publication schedule for the period 20 April to 15 May is as follows:

Week of 20 April:

1. H-Diplo Forum on “Legacies of World War I Commemorative Issue,” Diplomatic History 38:4 (September 2014): 695-893.

Introduction by David Ekbladh, Tufts University

Reviewers:

Daniel Gorman, University of Waterloo

Ross Kennedy, Illinois State University

Nicole M. Phelps, University of Vermont

Simon Rofe, University of London

National Security Archive: Rwanda Pullout Driven by Clinton White House, U.N. Equivocation

Rwanda Pullout Driven by Clinton White House, U.N. Equivocation

White House Clears E-Mail Release and Susan Rice Hand-written Notes; Newly Declassified E-Mails Detail U.S. Role at Genocide Turning Point; Political Restrictions on Peacekeeping Missions Were Key to U.S. Thinking in 1994, Not Protection of Civilians or Prevention of Genocide; State Department Attempts to Cover Up Well-Known U.S. "Bombshell" - Excises Key Parts of Cable Already Released in Substance by Other Governments

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Author: 
Mary Elise Sarotte
Reviewer: 
Hope M. Harrison

Harrison on Sarotte, 'The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall'


Mary Elise Sarotte. The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall. New York: Basic Books, 2014. 320 pp. $27.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-06494-6.

Reviewed by Hope M. Harrison (George Washington University)
Published on H-Diplo (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Todd A. Henry
Reviewer: 
Janet Poole

Poole on Henry, 'Assimilating Seoul: Japanese Rule and the Politics of Public Space in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945'


Todd A. Henry. Assimilating Seoul: Japanese Rule and the Politics of Public Space in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945. Asia Pacific Modern Series. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014. 320 pp. $49.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-520-95841-8; $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-27655-0.

Reviewed by Janet Poole (University of Toronto)
Published on H-Diplo (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Colonial Seoul’s Contact Zones

Author: 
Caroline Harvey, James Summers, Nigel D. White, eds.
Reviewer: 
Winston Williams

Williams on Harvey and Summers and White, 'Contemporary Challenges to the Laws of War: Essays in Honour of Professor Peter Rowe'


Caroline Harvey, James Summers, Nigel D. White, eds. Contemporary Challenges to the Laws of War: Essays in Honour of Professor Peter Rowe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 396 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-06355-6.

Reviewed by Winston Williams (United States Military Academy, West Point)
Published on H-Diplo (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Fit for Battle?

Author: 
Lawrence Sondhaus
Reviewer: 
Wladyslaw Roczniak

Roczniak on Sondhaus, 'The Great War at Sea: A Naval History of the First World War'


Lawrence Sondhaus. The Great War at Sea: A Naval History of the First World War. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 417 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-03690-1.

Reviewed by Wladyslaw Roczniak (Bronx Community College)
Published on H-Diplo (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Walter C. Soderlund, E. Donald Briggs
Reviewer: 
Jeff Drumtra

Drumtra on Soderlund and Briggs, 'The Independence of South Sudan: The Role of Mass Media in the Responsibility to Prevent'


Walter C. Soderlund, E. Donald Briggs. The Independence of South Sudan: The Role of Mass Media in the Responsibility to Prevent. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014. pp. $38.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-77112-117-0.

Reviewed by Jeff Drumtra
Published on H-Diplo (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach