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Author: 
Andrew P. Cortell, Susan Peterson, eds.
Reviewer: 
Shogo Suzuki

Suzuki on Cortell and Peterson, 'Altered States: International Relations, Domestic Politics, and Institutional Change'


Andrew P. Cortell, Susan Peterson, eds. Altered States: International Relations, Domestic Politics, and Institutional Change. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2002. viii + 241 pp. $79.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7391-0379-1.

Reviewed by Shogo Suzuki (Department of International Relations, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Canberra)
Published on H-Diplo (February, 2003)

Author: 
Anthony Lake, David Ochmanek, eds.
Reviewer: 
James J. F. Forest

Forest on Lake and Ochmanek, 'The Real and the Ideal: Essays on International Relations in Honor of Richard H. Ullman'


Anthony Lake, David Ochmanek, eds. The Real and the Ideal: Essays on International Relations in Honor of Richard H. Ullman. Lanham and Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2001. x + 323 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7425-1555-0.

Reviewed by James J. F. Forest (Department of Political Science, United States Military Academy, West Point)
Published on H-Diplo (January, 2003)

Author: 
Philip A. Kuhn
Reviewer: 
Norton Wheeler

Wheeler on Kuhn, 'Origins of the Modern Chinese State'


Philip A. Kuhn. Origins of the Modern Chinese State. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2002. ii + 162 pp. $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-4283-2.

Reviewed by Norton Wheeler (American Studies Program, University of Kansas)
Published on H-Diplo (January, 2003)

Some Origins of Contemporary Chinese Authoritarianism

Author: 
James G. Blight, Philip Brenner
Reviewer: 
Alan McPherson

McPherson on Blight and Brenner, 'Sad and Luminous Days: Cuba's Struggle with the Superpowers after the Missile Crisis'


James G. Blight, Philip Brenner. Sad and Luminous Days: Cuba's Struggle with the Superpowers after the Missile Crisis. Lanham and Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2002. xxvii + 324 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7425-2288-6.

Reviewed by Alan McPherson (Department of History, Howard University)
Published on H-Diplo (January, 2003)

"Empathy" for Cuba's Missile Crisis

Author: 
Thomas A. Breslin
Reviewer: 
Eileen Scully

Scully on Breslin, 'Beyond Pain: The Role of Pleasure and Culture in the Making of Foreign Affairs'


Thomas A. Breslin. Beyond Pain: The Role of Pleasure and Culture in the Making of Foreign Affairs. Praeger Studies on Ethnic and National Identities in Politics. Westport and London: Praeger, 2001. x + 203 pp. ISBN 978-0-275-97431-2; ISBN 978-0-275-97430-5.

Reviewed by Eileen Scully (Social Sciences Division, Bennington College)
Published on H-Diplo (January, 2003)

Wine, Women, and Bribes--Not Bombs

Wine, Women, and Bribes--Not Bombs

Author: 
Greg Austin, Stuart Harris
Reviewer: 
Nicholas Evan Sarantakes

Sarantakes on Austin and Harris, 'Japan and Greater China: Political Economy and Military Power in the Asian Century'


Greg Austin, Stuart Harris. Japan and Greater China: Political Economy and Military Power in the Asian Century. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2001. xvi + 368 pp. $38.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-2469-3.

Reviewed by Nicholas Evan Sarantakes (Department of History, Texas A&M University)
Published on H-Diplo (December, 2002)

The Dynamic Duo in East Asia

Author: 
A. J. Sherman
Reviewer: 
Daniel C. Williamson

Williamson on Sherman, 'Mandate Days: British Lives in Palestine, 1918-1948'


A. J. Sherman. Mandate Days: British Lives in Palestine, 1918-1948. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001. 264 pp. $17.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8018-6620-3.

Reviewed by Daniel C. Williamson (Department of Humanities, Hillyer College, University of Hartford)
Published on H-Diplo (December, 2002)

Frustration in the Holy Land

Frustration in the Holy Land

Author: 
Robert Mann
Reviewer: 
Norwood Andrews

Andrews on Mann, 'A Grand Delusion: America's Descent Into Vietnam'


Robert Mann. A Grand Delusion: America's Descent Into Vietnam. New York: Basic Books, 2001. x + 822 pages. $22.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-465-04370-5; $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-04369-9.

Reviewed by Norwood Andrews (Department of History, University of Texas at Austin)
Published on H-Diplo (December, 2002)

Toward a Political History of the Vietnam War

Author: 
Jeffrey Glen Giauque
Reviewer: 
Juhana Aunesluoma

Aunesluoma on Giauque, 'Grand Designs and Visions of Unity: The Atlantic Powers and the Reorganization of Western Europe, 1958-1963'


Jeffrey Glen Giauque. Grand Designs and Visions of Unity: The Atlantic Powers and the Reorganization of Western Europe, 1958-1963. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002. 327pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5344-3; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2679-9.

Reviewed by Juhana Aunesluoma (Department of Social Science History, University of Helsinki, Finland)
Published on H-Diplo (December, 2002)

Author: 
J. F. V. Keiger
Reviewer: 
Brian McKenzie

McKenzie on Keiger, 'France and the World Since 1870'


J. F. V. Keiger. France and the World Since 1870. London and New York: Hodder Headline Group, 2001. viii + 261 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-340-59507-7; $72.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-340-76012-3.

Reviewed by Brian McKenzie (Colby-Sawyer College)
Published on H-Diplo (December, 2002)

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Author: 
Nate Jones, ed.
Reviewer: 
Jonathan M. DiCicco

DiCicco on Jones, 'Able Archer 83: The Secret History of the NATO Exercise That Almost Triggered Nuclear War'


Nate Jones, ed. Able Archer 83: The Secret History of the NATO Exercise That Almost Triggered Nuclear War. New York: New Press, 2016. 320 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62097-261-8.

Reviewed by Jonathan M. DiCicco (Canisius College)
Published on H-Diplo (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Armand de Mestral, ed.
Reviewer: 
Jason Yackee

Yackee on de Mestral, 'Second Thoughts: Investor-State Arbitration between Developed Democracies'


Armand de Mestral, ed. Second Thoughts: Investor-State Arbitration between Developed Democracies. Waterloo, Ontario: CIGI Press, 2017. 552 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-928096-38-2.

Reviewed by Jason Yackee (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Published on H-Diplo (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Stefan Vander Elst
Reviewer: 
Jay Rubenstein

Rubenstein on Vander Elst, 'The Knight, the Cross, and the Song: Crusade Propaganda and Chivalric Literature, 1100-1400'


Stefan Vander Elst. The Knight, the Cross, and the Song: Crusade Propaganda and Chivalric Literature, 1100-1400. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017. 288 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4896-8.

Reviewed by Jay Rubenstein (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Published on H-Diplo (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
John Kierulf
Reviewer: 
Thomas E. Doyle, II

Doyle, II on Kierulf, 'Disarmament under International Law'


John Kierulf. Disarmament under International Law. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017. 296 pp. $32.81 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7735-4823-7.

Reviewed by Thomas E. Doyle, II (Texas State University)
Published on H-Diplo (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach