Recent Discussions

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

CfP: Development, Solidarity and the Mutual Interest, University of Vienna, 2-3 Dec 2016

Call for Papers for a panel at International Conference on Development, Solidarity and the Mutual Interest, University of Vienna, 2-3 December 2016

organized by Univ.Doz. Dr. Berthold Unfried und Mag. Eric Burton, Department of Economic and Social History, University of Vienna

Panel: Developing the Others, Improving Oneself

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Author: 
Damien Van Puyvelde
Reviewer: 
Nina A. Kollars

Kollars on Van Puyvelde, 'Outsourcing US Intelligence: Contractors and Government Accountability'

Damien Van Puyvelde. Outsourcing US Intelligence: Contractors and Government Accountability. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019. 269 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4744-5022-5.

Reviewed by Nina A. Kollars (Naval War College) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2020) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
James Lockhart
Reviewer: 
James Siekmeier

Siekmeier on Lockhart, 'Chile, the CIA and the Cold War: A Transatlantic Perspective'

James Lockhart. Chile, the CIA and the Cold War: A Transatlantic Perspective. Edinburgh University Press, 2019. 282 pages. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4744-3561-1.

Reviewed by James Siekmeier (West Virginia University) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2020) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Isaac A. Kamola
Reviewer: 
Tarak Barkawi

Barkawi on Kamola, 'Making the World Global: U.S. Universities and the Production of the Global Imaginary'

Isaac A. Kamola. Making the World Global: U.S. Universities and the Production of the Global Imaginary. Durham: Duke University Press, 2019. 304 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4780-0473-8; $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4780-0417-2.

Reviewed by Tarak Barkawi (London School of Economics) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2020) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Rósa Magnúsdóttir
Reviewer: 
Margaret E. Peacock

Peacock on Magnúsdóttir, 'Enemy Number One: the United States of America in Soviet Ideology and Propaganda, 1945-1959'

Rósa Magnúsdóttir. Enemy Number One: the United States of America in Soviet Ideology and Propaganda, 1945-1959. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. 256 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-068149-4; ISBN 978-0-19-068147-0.

Reviewed by Margaret E. Peacock (The University of Alabama) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2020) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Megan A. Norcia
Reviewer: 
Stephen J. Heathorn

Heathorn on Norcia, 'Gaming Empire in Children's British Board Games, 1836-1860'

Megan A. Norcia. Gaming Empire in Children's British Board Games, 1836-1860. Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present Series. New York: Routledge, 2019. Illustrations. 274 pp. $155.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-367-20935-3.

Reviewed by Stephen J. Heathorn (McMaster University) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2020) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)