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Author: 
Kevin Dawson
Reviewer: 
Dalia A. Muller

Muller on Dawson, 'Undercurrents of Power: Aquatic Culture in the African Diaspora'

Kevin Dawson. Undercurrents of Power: Aquatic Culture in the African Diaspora. Pittsburgh: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. viii + 351 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4989-7.

Reviewed by Dalia A. Muller (University at Buffalo) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
A. Wess Michell
Reviewer: 
Lothar Hoebelt

Hoebelt on Michell, 'The Grand Strategy of the Habsburg Empire'

A. Wess Michell. The Grand Strategy of the Habsburg Empire. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. 416 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-17670-3.

Reviewed by Lothar Hoebelt (University of Vienna) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Biographer sought for William Chapman Foster, first director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

From: Malcolm Byrne, National Security Archive
 

The family of William Chapman Foster, first director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (1962-68), is seeking a specialist to write his biography.

Foster held several other key positions in business and government from the 1930s – 1970s, including, among others: Undersecretary of Commerce (1946-48), Deputy then full Administrator of the Marshall Plan (1949-51), assorted leadership roles in creating NATO, and Deputy Secretary of Defense (1951-1953). 

Author: 
Dawn Chatty
Reviewer: 
Sarah Parkinson

Parkinson on Chatty, 'Syria: The Making and Unmaking of a Refuge State'

Dawn Chatty. Syria: The Making and Unmaking of a Refuge State. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. x + 289 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-087606-7.

Reviewed by Sarah Parkinson (Johns Hopkins University) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

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Author: 
Kevin Dawson
Reviewer: 
Dalia A. Muller

Muller on Dawson, 'Undercurrents of Power: Aquatic Culture in the African Diaspora'

Kevin Dawson. Undercurrents of Power: Aquatic Culture in the African Diaspora. Pittsburgh: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. viii + 351 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4989-7.

Reviewed by Dalia A. Muller (University at Buffalo) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
A. Wess Michell
Reviewer: 
Lothar Hoebelt

Hoebelt on Michell, 'The Grand Strategy of the Habsburg Empire'

A. Wess Michell. The Grand Strategy of the Habsburg Empire. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. 416 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-17670-3.

Reviewed by Lothar Hoebelt (University of Vienna) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Dawn Chatty
Reviewer: 
Sarah Parkinson

Parkinson on Chatty, 'Syria: The Making and Unmaking of a Refuge State'

Dawn Chatty. Syria: The Making and Unmaking of a Refuge State. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. x + 289 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-087606-7.

Reviewed by Sarah Parkinson (Johns Hopkins University) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Wim Klooster, Gert Oostindie
Reviewer: 
Timo McGregor

McGregor on Klooster and Oostindie, 'Realm between Empires: The Second Dutch Atlantic, 1680-1815'

Wim Klooster, Gert Oostindie. Realm between Empires: The Second Dutch Atlantic, 1680-1815. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018. 348 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-0526-7.

Reviewed by Timo McGregor (New York University) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Rachel A. May, Alejandro Schneider, Roberto González Arana
Reviewer: 
Aaron Coy Moulton

Moulton on May and Schneider and González Arana, 'Caribbean Revolutions: Cold War Armed Movements'

Rachel A. May, Alejandro Schneider, Roberto González Arana. Caribbean Revolutions: Cold War Armed Movements. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 174 pp. $24.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-108-44090-5.

Reviewed by Aaron Coy Moulton (Stephen F. Austin State University) Published on H-Diplo (December, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)