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Author: 
Noel Malcolm
Reviewer: 
Eric Dursteler

Dursteler on Malcolm, 'Agents of Empire: Knights, Corsairs, Jesuits and Spies in the Sixteenth-Century Mediterranean World'

Noel Malcolm. Agents of Empire: Knights, Corsairs, Jesuits and Spies in the Sixteenth-Century Mediterranean World. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 640 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-026278-5.

Reviewed by Eric Dursteler (Brigham Young University) Published on H-Diplo (April, 2016) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

H-Diplo Publication Schedule, 18 April to 11 May

The H-Diplo publication schedule for the period 18 April to 11 May is as follows:

Week of 18 April:

1. H-Diplo Roundtable Review of Andrew Patrick, America’s Forgotten Middle East Initiative:  The King-Crane Commission of 1919. London: I.B. Tauris, 2015.

Introduction by Oliver Bast, The University of Manchester

Reviewed by:

Maurice Jr. M. Labelle, University of Saskatchewan

Michael Limberg, University of Connecticut

Sarah Miglio, Wheaton College

Elizabeth Thompson, University of Virginia

Re: Cold War teaching book Query

Dear Dr. Seth Offenbach and H-Diplo List Members:

Out of the Cold presents a range of perspectives, including the Big Three, children of the Cold War (Susan Eisenhower), historical perspectives, and implications. I haven't assigned the book, but I've read it, and as part of the generation whose first national security memories came from Desert Storm, it helped give me a better sense of the period.

Re: Cold War teaching book Query

Dear Seth and H-Diplo List Members:

I would suggest The Routledge Handbook of the Cold War (edited by Artemy Kalinovsky and Craig Daigle). It has an international approach, and its chapters are based on the latest research in the various sub-fields/aspect of the Cold War. It is also very readable.

https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415677011

Best,
Angela Romano

Department of History and Civilization, EUI

Re: Cold War teaching book Query

Dear Seth:

I am looking at The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction by Robert J. McMahon from Oxford UP for my Intro to World History course. Have not used it yet but it looks promising. I'd love to hear what others recommend.

Best,

Mara

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Visiting Assistant Professor
History Department
Siena College
515 Loudon Road
Loudonville, NY 12111
maradrogan@verizon.net
@MaraDrogan

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Warren I. Cohen
Reviewer: 
Michael F. Hopkins

Hopkins on Cohen, 'A Nation Like All Others: A Brief History of American Foreign Relations'

Warren I. Cohen. A Nation Like All Others: A Brief History of American Foreign Relations. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018. 328 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-17566-1.

Reviewed by Michael F. Hopkins (University of Liverpool) Published on H-Diplo (February, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Giles Scott-Smith, J. Simon Rofe, eds.
Reviewer: 
William G. Gray

Gray on Scott-Smith and Rofe, 'Global Perspectives on the Bretton Woods Conference and the Post-War World Order'

Giles Scott-Smith, J. Simon Rofe, eds. Global Perspectives on the Bretton Woods Conference and the Post-War World Order. The World of the Roosevelts Series. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 305 pp. $119.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-319-60890-7.

Reviewed by William G. Gray (Purdue University) Published on H-Diplo (February, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Jessica Blatt
Reviewer: 
Vanessa E. Quince

Quince on Blatt, 'Race and the Making of American Political Science'

Jessica Blatt. Race and the Making of American Political Science. American Governance: Politics, Policy, and Public Law Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. 205 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-5004-6.

Reviewed by Vanessa E. Quince (University of Washington) Published on H-Diplo (February, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Jessica Lynne Pearson
Reviewer: 
Margaret Andersen

Andersen on Pearson, 'The Colonial Politics of Global Health: France and the United Nations in Postwar Africa'

Jessica Lynne Pearson. The Colonial Politics of Global Health: France and the United Nations in Postwar Africa. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018. Illustrations, tables. 272 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-98048-8.

Reviewed by Margaret Andersen (University of Tennessee Knoxville) Published on H-Diplo (February, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Renisa Mawani
Reviewer: 
Fahad Bishara

Bishara on Mawani, 'Across Oceans of Law: The Komagata Maru and Jurisdiction in the Time of Empire'

Renisa Mawani. Across Oceans of Law: The Komagata Maru and Jurisdiction in the Time of Empire. Global and Insurgent Legalities Series. Durham: Duke University Press, 2018. 352 pp. $104.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-7027-7; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-7035-2.