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Author: 
Jurgen Osterhammel
Reviewer: 
Michael D. Callahan

Callahan on Osterhammel, 'Colonialism: A Theoretical Overview'


Jurgen Osterhammel. Colonialism: A Theoretical Overview. Princeton, N.J.: Markus Wiener Publishers, 1997. 146 pp. $18.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55876-130-8; $42.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55876-129-2.

Reviewed by Michael D. Callahan (Kettering University)
Published on H-Diplo (April, 1999)

Author: 
P. M. H. Bell
Reviewer: 
Antoine Capet

Capet on Bell, 'France and Britain, 1940-1994 : The Long Separation'


P. M. H. Bell. France and Britain, 1940-1994 : The Long Separation. London and New York: Longman, 1997. viii + 320 pp. $44.80 (textbook), ISBN 978-0-582-28920-8; $89.33 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-582-28921-5.

Reviewed by Antoine Capet (Université de Rouen)
Published on H-Diplo (March, 1999)

Author: 
Philip Thody
Reviewer: 
Thomas Diez

Diez on Thody, 'An Historical Introduction to the European Union'


Philip Thody. An Historical Introduction to the European Union. London and New York: Routledge, 1997. xxvi + 117 pp. $14.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-415-17107-6.

Reviewed by Thomas Diez (Copenhagen Peace Research Institute)
Published on H-Diplo (January, 1999)

The Compass(es) of European Integration

Author: 
Eric Alterman
Reviewer: 
Lloyd C. Gardner

Gardner on Alterman, 'Who Speaks for America: Why Democracy Matters in Foreign Policy'


Eric Alterman. Who Speaks for America: Why Democracy Matters in Foreign Policy. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1998. ix + 244 pp. $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-3574-4.

Reviewed by Lloyd C. Gardner (Rutgers University)
Published on H-Diplo (January, 1999)

Author: 
Thomas E. Mahl
Reviewer: 
Margaret Paton-Walsh

Paton-Walsh on Mahl, 'Desperate Deception: British Covert Operations in the United States 1939-44'


Thomas E. Mahl. Desperate Deception: British Covert Operations in the United States 1939-44. Washington, D.C., and London: Brassey's, 1998. xiv + 256 pp. $26.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57488-080-9.

Reviewed by Margaret Paton-Walsh (Department of History, Colorado State University)
Published on H-Diplo (January, 1999)

Author: 
Lindsay W. Michie
Reviewer: 
John E. Moser

Moser on Michie, 'Portrait of an Appeaser: Robert Hadow, First Secretary in the British Foreign Office, 1931-1939'


Lindsay W. Michie. Portrait of an Appeaser: Robert Hadow, First Secretary in the British Foreign Office, 1931-1939. Westport, Conn. and London: Praeger, 1996. xiv + 166 pp. $57.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-275-95369-0.

Reviewed by John E. Moser (Department of History, University of Georgia)
Published on H-Diplo (November, 1998)

An Incomplete Look at Appeasement

Author: 
Walter L. Hixson
Reviewer: 
Frank Schumacher

Schumacher on Hixson, 'Parting the Curtain: Propaganda, Culture, and the Cold War, 1945-61'


Walter L. Hixson. Parting the Curtain: Propaganda, Culture, and the Cold War, 1945-61. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997. xvi + 283 pp. $33.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-312-17680-8; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-312-16080-7.

Reviewed by Frank Schumacher (University of Bonn)
Published on H-Diplo (April, 1998)

Author: 
Aleksandr Fursenko, Timothy Naftali
Reviewer: 
James N. Giglio

Giglio on Fursenko and Naftali, 'One Hell of a Gamble: Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, 1958-1964'


Aleksandr Fursenko, Timothy Naftali. One Hell of a Gamble: Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, 1958-1964. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1997. xi + 420. $27.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-393-04070-8.

Reviewed by James N. Giglio (Southwest Missouri State University)
Published on H-Diplo (March, 1998)

Author: 
Philip Nash
Reviewer: 
David A. Welch

Welch on Nash, 'The Other Missiles of October: Eisenhower, Kennedy and the Jupiters, 1957-1963'


Philip Nash. The Other Missiles of October: Eisenhower, Kennedy and the Jupiters, 1957-1963. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997. xvi + 231 pp. $18.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-4647-6; $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2339-2.

Reviewed by David A. Welch (University of Toronto)
Published on H-Diplo (March, 1998)

Author: 
Joseph G. Morgan
Reviewer: 
Edwin Moise

Moise on Morgan, 'The Vietnam Lobby: The American Friends of Vietnam, 1955-1975'


Joseph G. Morgan. The Vietnam Lobby: The American Friends of Vietnam, 1955-1975. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 1997. xviii + 229 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2322-4.

Reviewed by Edwin Moise (Clemson University)
Published on H-Diplo (November, 1997)

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Mark Moyar
Reviewer: 
Robert Farley

Farley on Moyar, 'Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America’s Special Operations Forces'


Mark Moyar. Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America’s Special Operations Forces. Basic Books, 2017. pgs. $28.00 (paperback), ISBN 978-0-465-05393-3.

Reviewed by Robert Farley (University of Kentucky)
Published on H-Diplo (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

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