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Author: 
David F. Rudgers
Reviewer: 
Charles C. Kolb

Kolb on Rudgers, 'Creating the Secret State: The Origins of the Central Intelligence Agency, 1943-1947'


David F. Rudgers. Creating the Secret State: The Origins of the Central Intelligence Agency, 1943-1947. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2000. vii + 244 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1024-2.

Reviewed by Charles C. Kolb (National Endowment for the Humanities )
Published on H-Diplo (September, 2000)

Author: 
Judith S. Jeffrey
Reviewer: 
Mark S. Byrnes

Byrnes on Jeffrey, 'Ambiguous Commitments and Uncertain Policies: The Truman Doctrine in Greece, 1947-1952'


Judith S. Jeffrey. Ambiguous Commitments and Uncertain Policies: The Truman Doctrine in Greece, 1947-1952. Lanham, Md: Lexington Books, 2000. xii + 257 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7391-0046-2.

Reviewed by Mark S. Byrnes (Department of History, Norwich University)
Published on H-Diplo (September, 2000)

Greece was no Vietnam

Greece was no Vietnam

Author: 
Andrew Moravcsik
Reviewer: 
Todd Alan Good

Good on Moravcsik, 'The Choice for Europe: Social Purpose and State Power from Messina to Maastricht'


Andrew Moravcsik. The Choice for Europe: Social Purpose and State Power from Messina to Maastricht. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998. x + 514 pp. $22.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8014-8509-1.

Reviewed by Todd Alan Good (Bowling Green State University )
Published on H-Diplo (September, 2000)

Author: 
Andrew Valls, ed.
Reviewer: 
Michael L. Krenn

Krenn on Valls, 'Ethics in International Affairs: Theories and Cases'


Andrew Valls, ed. Ethics in International Affairs: Theories and Cases. Foreword by Virginia Held. Lanham, MD and Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2000. xx + 241 pp. $64.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8476-9157-9.

Reviewed by Michael L. Krenn (Department of History, University of Miami )
Published on H-Diplo (September, 2000)

Author: 
Marc Trachtenberg
Reviewer: 
Odd Arne Westad

Westad on Marc Trachtenberg, 'A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement, 1945-1963' and Trachtenberg, 'A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement 1945-1963'


Marc Trachtenberg. A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement, 1945-1963. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999. xi + 402 pp. Marc Trachtenberg. A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement 1945-1963. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999. xi + 402 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-00273-6; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-00183-8.

Author: 
Zachary Karabell
Reviewer: 
Jeffrey F. Taffet

Taffet on Karabell, 'Architects of Intervention: The United States, the Third World, and the Cold War 1946-1962'


Zachary Karabell. Architects of Intervention: The United States, the Third World, and the Cold War 1946-1962. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1999. ix+248 pp. $18.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8071-2341-6; $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-2307-2.

Reviewed by Jeffrey F. Taffet (Department of History, Georgetown University)
Published on H-Diplo (August, 2000)

Author: 
Marc Trachtenberg
Reviewer: 
Diane S. Clemens

Clemens on Marc Trachtenberg, 'A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement1945-1963' and Trachtenberg, 'A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement 1945-1963'


Marc Trachtenberg. A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement1945-1963. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999. xi + 402 pp. Marc Trachtenberg. A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement 1945-1963. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999. xi + 402 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-00273-6; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-00183-8.

Author: 
Paul G. Pierpaoli, Jr.
Reviewer: 
Mark S. Byrnes

Byrnes on Pierpaoli, 'Truman and Korea: The Political Culture of the Early Cold War'


Paul G. Pierpaoli, Jr. Truman and Korea: The Political Culture of the Early Cold War. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1997. xi + 236 pp. $32.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8262-1206-1.

Reviewed by Mark S. Byrnes (Department of History, Norwich University)
Published on H-Diplo (August, 2000)

A Corporatist View of the Korean War at Home

Author: 
Marc Trachtenberg
Reviewer: 
Tony Smith

Smith on Trachtenberg, 'A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement 1945-1963'


Marc Trachtenberg. A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement 1945-1963. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999. xi + 402 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-00273-6; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-00183-8.

Reviewed by Tony Smith (Tufts University)
Published on H-Diplo (August, 2000)

Author: 
Marc Trachtenberg
Reviewer: 
Thomas R. Maddux

Maddux on Trachtenberg, 'A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement 1945-1963'


Marc Trachtenberg. A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement 1945-1963. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999. xi + 402 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-00273-6; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-00183-8.

Reviewed by Thomas R. Maddux (CSU Northridge)
Published on H-Diplo (August, 2000)

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Hallvard Notaker, Giles Scott-Smith, David J. Snyder, eds.
Reviewer: 
Brian R. Robertson

Robertson on Notaker and Scott-Smith and Snyder, 'Reasserting America in the 1970s: U.S. Public Diplomacy and the Rebuilding of America's Image Abroad'


Hallvard Notaker, Giles Scott-Smith, David J. Snyder, eds. Reasserting America in the 1970s: U.S. Public Diplomacy and the Rebuilding of America's Image Abroad. Key Studies in Diplomacy Series. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016. 256 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-78499-331-3.

Reviewed by Brian R. Robertson (Texas A & M University, Central Texas)
Published on H-Diplo (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Douglas A. Wissing
Reviewer: 
Scott Lucas

Lucas on Wissing, 'Hopeless but Optimistic: Journeying through America's Endless War in Afghanistan'


Douglas A. Wissing. Hopeless but Optimistic: Journeying through America's Endless War in Afghanistan. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016. xv + 172 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-02285-1.

Reviewed by Scott Lucas (University of Birmingham)
Published on H-Diplo (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Mark Bradley
Reviewer: 
Steven L. B. Jensen

Jensen on Bradley, 'The World Reimagined: Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century'


Mark Bradley. The World Reimagined: Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 320 pp. $29.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-82975-5.

Reviewed by Steven L. B. Jensen (The Danish Institute for Human Rights)
Published on H-Diplo (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Louis Sell
Reviewer: 
Robert D. English

English on Sell, 'From Washington to Moscow: US-Soviet Relations and the Collapse of the USSR'


Louis Sell. From Washington to Moscow: US-Soviet Relations and the Collapse of the USSR. Durham: Duke University Press Books, 2016. 416 pp. $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-6179-4; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-6195-4.

Reviewed by Robert D. English (University of Southern California)
Published on H-Diplo (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
David A. Baldwin
Reviewer: 
Christopher J. Dolan

Dolan on Baldwin, 'Power and International Relations: A Conceptual Approach'


David A. Baldwin. Power and International Relations: A Conceptual Approach. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016. xii + 223 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-17200-2.

Reviewed by Christopher J. Dolan (Lebanon Valley College)
Published on H-Diplo (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach