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Author: 
Shu Guang Zhang
Reviewer: 
Xiaoyuan Liu

Liu on Zhang, 'Mao's Military Romanticism: China and the Korean War, 1950-1953'


Shu Guang Zhang. Mao's Military Romanticism: China and the Korean War, 1950-1953. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1995. xiii + 338 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-0723-5.

Reviewed by Xiaoyuan Liu (Postdam College of SUNY)
Published on H-Diplo (June, 1997)

Author: 
Katherine A.S. Siegel
Reviewer: 
David Engerman

Engerman on Siegel, 'Loans and Legitimacy: The Evolution of Soviet-American Relations, 1919-1933'


Katherine A.S. Siegel. Loans and Legitimacy: The Evolution of Soviet-American Relations, 1919-1933. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1996. x + 211 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-1962-5.

Reviewed by David Engerman (Department of History, University of California-Berkeley)
Published on H-Diplo (June, 1997)

Economics without Diplomacy: American-Soviet Relations, 1917-1933

Author: 
Anders Stephanson
Reviewer: 
David M. Fitzsimons

Fitzsimons on Stephanson, 'Manifest Destiny: American Expansion and the Empire of Right'


Anders Stephanson. Manifest Destiny: American Expansion and the Empire of Right. New York: Hill & Wang, 1995. xiv + 144 pp. $13.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8090-1584-9.

Reviewed by David M. Fitzsimons (University of Michigan)
Published on H-Diplo (March, 1997)

Onward Christian Soldiers

Author: 
Brenda Gayle Plummer
Reviewer: 
Michael B. Friedland

Friedland on Plummer, 'Rising Wind: Black Americans and Foreign Affairs, 1935-1960'


Brenda Gayle Plummer. Rising Wind: Black Americans and Foreign Affairs, 1935-1960. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996. xvi + 423 pp. $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-4575-2; $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2272-2.

Reviewed by Michael B. Friedland (The National Faculty)
Published on H-Diplo (February, 1997)

Author: 
Michael H. Hunt
Reviewer: 
T. Christopher Jespersen

Jespersen on Hunt, 'Lyndon Johnson's War: America's Cold War Crusade in Vietnam, 1945-1968'


Michael H. Hunt. Lyndon Johnson's War: America's Cold War Crusade in Vietnam, 1945-1968. New York: Hill & Wang, 1996. ix + 146 pp. $18.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8090-5023-9; $11.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8090-1604-4.

Reviewed by T. Christopher Jespersen (Clark Atlanta University )
Published on H-Diplo (December, 1996)

Author: 
Elizabeth McKillen
Reviewer: 
Frank Ninkovich

Ninkovich on McKillen, 'Chicago Labor and the Quest for a Democratic Diplomacy, 1914-1924'


Elizabeth McKillen. Chicago Labor and the Quest for a Democratic Diplomacy, 1914-1924. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1995. xiv + 295 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-2905-7.

Reviewed by Frank Ninkovich (St. John's University)
Published on H-Diplo (October, 1996)

Author: 
Eric A. Nordlinger
Reviewer: 
Harries-Clichy Peterson

Peterson on Nordlinger, 'Isolationism Reconfigured: American Foreign Policy for a New Century'


Eric A. Nordlinger. Isolationism Reconfigured: American Foreign Policy for a New Century. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1995. x + 335 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-04327-2.

Reviewed by Harries-Clichy Peterson (University of Hawai'i at Manoa)
Published on H-Diplo (September, 1996)

Author: 
William Stueck
Reviewer: 
Robert J. McMahon

McMahon on Stueck, 'The Korean War: An International History'


William Stueck. The Korean War: An International History. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1995. xii + 484 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-03767-7.

Reviewed by Robert J. McMahon (University of Florida )
Published on H-Diplo (September, 1996)

The Necessary War?

Author: 
Michael S. Sherry
Reviewer: 
Thomas W. Zeiler

Zeiler on Sherry, 'In the Shadow of War: The United States since the 1930s'


Michael S. Sherry. In the Shadow of War: The United States since the 1930s. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1995. xii + 595 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-06111-6.

Reviewed by Thomas W. Zeiler (Department of History, University of Colorado at Boulder)
Published on H-Diplo (August, 1996)

Perpetual War

Author: 
Georg Schild
Reviewer: 
S. David Broscious

Broscious on Schild, 'Bretton Woods and Dumbarton Oaks: American Economic and Political Postwar Planning in the Summer of 1944'


Georg Schild. Bretton Woods and Dumbarton Oaks: American Economic and Political Postwar Planning in the Summer of 1944. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995. xiii + 254 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-312-12216-4.

Reviewed by S. David Broscious (Ohio University )
Published on H-Diplo (August, 1996)

Laying the Cornerstones for a Peaceful and Prosperous World Order

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Akiko Tsuchiya, William G. Acree Jr., eds.
Reviewer: 
Aaron Mallari

Mallari on Tsuchiya and Acree Jr., 'Empire's End: Transnational Connections in the Hispanic World'


Akiko Tsuchiya, William G. Acree Jr., eds. Empire's End: Transnational Connections in the Hispanic World. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2016. 240 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8265-2077-7; $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8265-2076-0.

Reviewed by Aaron Mallari (University of the Philippines, Diliman)
Published on H-Diplo (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

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