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Author: 
Peter Grose
Reviewer: 
Johanna Granville

Granville on Grose, 'Operation Rollback: America's Secret War Behind the Iron Curtain'


Peter Grose. Operation Rollback: America's Secret War Behind the Iron Curtain. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000. ix + 256 pp. $25 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-395-51606-5.

Reviewed by Johanna Granville (Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C)
Published on H-Diplo (October, 2000)

"Making Trouble for Joe Stalin in His Own Backyard"

Author: 
Kirsten E. Schulze
Reviewer: 
Mark Kass

Kass on Schulze, 'The Arab-Israeli Conflict'


Kirsten E. Schulze. The Arab-Israeli Conflict. London and New York: Longman, 1999. vii + 148 pp. $14.66 (paper), ISBN 978-0-582-31646-1.

Reviewed by Mark Kass (Department of Political Science, University of Missouri-Kansas City)
Published on H-Diplo (October, 2000)

A Good Pocket Primer to the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Author: 
Jill Edwards
Reviewer: 
David A. Messenger

Messenger on Edwards, 'Anglo-American Relations and the Franco Question, 1945-1955'


Jill Edwards. Anglo-American Relations and the Franco Question, 1945-1955. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1999. xviii + 291 pp. $78.00 US (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-822871-4.

Reviewed by David A. Messenger (University of Toronto)
Published on H-Diplo (October, 2000)

Author: 
Paul C. Allen
Reviewer: 
Reid J. Rozen

Rozen on Allen, 'Philip III and the Pax Hispanica, 1598-1621: The Failure of Grand Strategy'


Paul C. Allen. Philip III and the Pax Hispanica, 1598-1621: The Failure of Grand Strategy. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, 2000. xvi + 335 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-07682-0.

Reviewed by Reid J. Rozen (Department of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (on leave))
Published on H-Diplo (October, 2000)

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: 
Arch Puddington
Reviewer: 
Scott Lucas

Lucas on Puddington, 'Broadcasting Freedom: The Cold War Triumph of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty'


Arch Puddington. Broadcasting Freedom: The Cold War Triumph of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2000. xix + 382 pp. $27.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-2158-1.

Reviewed by Scott Lucas (Department of American and Canadian Studies, University of Birmingham)
Published on H-Diplo (September, 2000)

Author: 
Robert J. McMahon
Reviewer: 
Marc Frey

Frey on McMahon, 'The Limits of Empire. The United States and Southeast Asia Since World War II'


Robert J. McMahon. The Limits of Empire. The United States and Southeast Asia Since World War II. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999. xii + 276 pp. $18.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-10881-2.

Reviewed by Marc Frey (Institute of Anglo-American History, University of Cologne, Germany)
Published on H-Diplo (September, 2000)

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

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Saadia M. Pekkanen, ed.
Reviewer: 
Erin Zimmerman

Zimmerman on Pekkanen, 'Asian Designs: Governance in the Contemporary World Order'


Saadia M. Pekkanen, ed. Asian Designs: Governance in the Contemporary World Order. Cornell Studies in Political Economy Series. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2016. 400 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5017-0052-1; $89.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-0051-4.

Reviewed by Erin Zimmerman (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-Diplo (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Elisabetta Bini, Giuliano Garavini, Federico Romero, eds.
Reviewer: 
Nigel J. Ashton

Ashton on Bini and Garavini and Romero, 'Oil Shock: The 1973 Crisis and Its Economic Legacy'


Elisabetta Bini, Giuliano Garavini, Federico Romero, eds. Oil Shock: The 1973 Crisis and Its Economic Legacy. International Library of Twentieth Century History Series. London: I. B. Tauris, 2016. 336 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78453-556-8.

Reviewed by Nigel J. Ashton (London School of Economics)
Published on H-Diplo (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Jessica Elkind
Reviewer: 
Ngo Vinh Long

Long on Elkind, 'Aid under Fire: Nation Building and the Vietnam War'


Jessica Elkind. Aid under Fire: Nation Building and the Vietnam War. Studies in Conflict Diplomacy Peace Series. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2016. 310 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-6583-7.

Reviewed by Ngo Vinh Long (University of Maine)
Published on H-Diplo (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Roger Hardy
Reviewer: 
Elizabeth Bishop

Bishop on Hardy, 'The Poisoned Well: Empire and Its Legacy in the Middle East'


Roger Hardy. The Poisoned Well: Empire and Its Legacy in the Middle East. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 280 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-062320-3.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Bishop (Texas State University/San Marcos)
Published on H-Diplo (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Lisa Jakelski
Reviewer: 
Danielle Fosler-Lussier

Fosler-Lussier on Jakelski, 'Making New Music in Cold War Poland: The Warsaw Autumn Festival, 1956-1968'


Lisa Jakelski. Making New Music in Cold War Poland: The Warsaw Autumn Festival, 1956-1968. California Studies in 20th-Century Music Series. Oakland: University of California Press, 2016. 272 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-29254-3.

Reviewed by Danielle Fosler-Lussier (The Ohio State University)
Published on H-Diplo (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach