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Author: 
Giles Scott-Smith
Reviewer: 
Brian McKenzie

McKenzie on Scott-Smith, 'Networks of Empire: The US State Department's Foreign Leader Program in the Netherlands, France and Britain 1950-1970'


Giles Scott-Smith. Networks of Empire: The US State Department's Foreign Leader Program in the Netherlands, France and Britain 1950-1970. Brussels: Peter Lang, 2008. 514 pp. $61.95 (paper), ISBN 978-90-5201-256-8.

Reviewed by Brian McKenzie
Published on H-Diplo (November, 2008)
Commissioned by Christopher L. Ball

Author: 
Edward S. Miller
Reviewer: 
Noriko Kawamura

Kawamura on Miller, 'Bankrupting the Enemy: The U.S. Financial Siege of Japan before Pearl Harbor'


Edward S. Miller. Bankrupting the Enemy: The U.S. Financial Siege of Japan before Pearl Harbor. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2007. 352 pp. $32.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-59114-520-2.

Reviewed by Noriko Kawamura
Published on H-Diplo (October, 2008)
Commissioned by Christopher L. Ball

The Perils of Bankrupting the Enemy

Author: 
Michael S. Goodman
Reviewer: 
Sergey Radchenko

Radchenko on Goodman, 'Spying on The Nuclear Bear: Anglo-American Intelligence and The Soviet Bomb'


Michael S. Goodman. Spying on The Nuclear Bear: Anglo-American Intelligence and The Soviet Bomb. Stanford University Press, 2007. xv + 295 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-5585-6.

Reviewed by Sergey Radchenko
Published on H-Diplo (October, 2008)
Commissioned by Christopher L. Ball

Shadows in the Nuclear Cave

Author: 
Erez Manela
Reviewer: 
Michael Provence

Provence on Manela, 'The Wilsonian Moment: Self-Determination and the International Origins of Anticolonial Nationalism'


Erez Manela. The Wilsonian Moment: Self-Determination and the International Origins of Anticolonial Nationalism. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. 352 S. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-517615-5.

Reviewed by Michael Provence
Published on H-Diplo (October, 2008)
Commissioned by Christopher L. Ball

Wilsonianism beyond Europe

Author: 
Sean L. Malloy
Reviewer: 
Campbell Craig

Craig on Malloy, 'Atomic Tragedy: Henry L. Stimson and the Decision to Use the Bomb against Japan'


Sean L. Malloy. Atomic Tragedy: Henry L. Stimson and the Decision to Use the Bomb against Japan. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2008. xi + 223 pp. $26.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4654-2.

Reviewed by Campbell Craig
Published on H-Diplo (September, 2008)
Commissioned by Christopher L. Ball

A Victorian Gentleman in the Atomic Court

Author: 
Jeremy Pressman
Reviewer: 
Jeffrey W. Taliaferro

Taliaferro on Pressman, 'Warring Friends: Alliance Restraint in International Politics'


Jeremy Pressman. Warring Friends: Alliance Restraint in International Politics. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2008. x + 178 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4671-9; $18.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8014-7443-9.

Reviewed by Jeffrey W. Taliaferro
Published on H-Diplo (September, 2008)
Commissioned by Christopher L. Ball

Author: 
Marc J. O'Reilly
Reviewer: 
Richard McAlexander

McAlexander on O'Reilly, 'Unexceptional: America's Empire in the Persian Gulf, 1941-2007'


Marc J. O'Reilly. Unexceptional: America's Empire in the Persian Gulf, 1941-2007. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2008. xxi + 345 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7391-0590-0.

Reviewed by Richard McAlexander
Published on H-Diplo (September, 2008)
Commissioned by Christopher L. Ball

Mis-Titled But Insightful

Author: 
David M. Barrett
Reviewer: 
David McCarthy

McCarthy on Barrett, 'The CIA and Congress: The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy'


David M. Barrett. The CIA and Congress: The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2006. 544 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1400-4.

Reviewed by David McCarthy
Published on H-Diplo (September, 2008)
Commissioned by Christopher L. Ball

No Free Ride: Congressional “Oversight” of the CIA, 1947-1961

Author: 
Bernard Bailyn
Reviewer: 
Matthew Schumann

Schumann on Bailyn, 'Atlantic History: Concept and Contours'


Bernard Bailyn. Atlantic History: Concept and Contours. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2005. 150 pp.p. $18.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-01688-0.

Reviewed by Matthew Schumann
Published on H-Diplo (September, 2008)
Commissioned by Christopher L. Ball

In Search of the Atlantic

Author: 
Chris Tudda, ed.
Reviewer: 
David Snead

Snead on Tudda, 'The Truth Is Our Weapon: The Rhetorical Diplomacy of Dwight D. Eisenhower and John Foster Dulles'


Chris Tudda, ed. The Truth Is Our Weapon: The Rhetorical Diplomacy of Dwight D. Eisenhower and John Foster Dulles. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006. 232 pp.p Index. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-3140-4.

Reviewed by David Snead
Published on H-Diplo (September, 2008)
Commissioned by Christopher L. Ball

Snead on Tudda

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Joshua Kurlantzick
Reviewer: 
Chia Youyee Vang

Vang on Kurlantzick, 'A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA'


Joshua Kurlantzick. A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017. 336 pp. 28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4516-6786-8.

Reviewed by Chia Youyee Vang (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Published on H-Diplo (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Karim Makdisi, Vijay Prashad, eds.
Reviewer: 
Lise M. Howard

Howard on Makdisi and Prashad, 'Land of Blue Helmets: The United Nations and the Arab World'


Karim Makdisi, Vijay Prashad, eds. Land of Blue Helmets: The United Nations and the Arab World. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016. 552 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-28694-8; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-28693-1.

Reviewed by Lise M. Howard (Georgetown University)
Published on H-Diplo (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

The Past and Future of UN Action: The Arab World

Author: 
Lawrence Wright
Reviewer: 
Justin Conrad

Conrad on Wright, 'The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State'


Lawrence Wright. The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State. New York: Knopf, 2016. 384 pp. $28.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-385-35205-5.

Reviewed by Justin Conrad (UNC Charlotte)
Published on H-Diplo (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Robert J. Lieber
Reviewer: 
Kyle Haynes

Haynes on Lieber, 'Retreat and its Consequences: American Foreign Policy and the Problem of World Order'


Robert J. Lieber. Retreat and its Consequences: American Foreign Policy and the Problem of World Order. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 152 pp. $24.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-50671-4.

Reviewed by Kyle Haynes (Purdue University)
Published on H-Diplo (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach