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Author: 
Asher Kaufman
Reviewer: 
James R. Stocker

Stocker on Kaufman, 'Contested Frontiers in the Syria-Lebanon-Israel Region: Cartography, Sovereignty, and Conflict'


Asher Kaufman. Contested Frontiers in the Syria-Lebanon-Israel Region: Cartography, Sovereignty, and Conflict. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. xv + 281 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-1167-5.

Reviewed by James R. Stocker (Trinity Washington University)
Published on H-Diplo (August, 2014)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee Report [Hoganson]

From:  Kristin Hoganson <hoganson@illinois.edu>

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee met in June to begin its two-year review of FOIA implementation.

In preparation for this meeting, the SHAFR representative to the National Coalition for History and the Chair of the SHAFR Historical Documentation Committee drafted a report on FOIA implementation, based on comments provided by SHAFR members and other scholars with an interest in U.S. foreign relations history.

X-Post: Stevens on Rakove, 'Kennedy, Johnson, and the Nonaligned World'

[H-Diplo is cross posting this review since it references an earlier H-Diplo roundtable review of this work, which can be found here, Ed.]

Robert B. Rakove. Kennedy, Johnson, and the Nonaligned World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 315 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-00290-6; $31.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-44938-1.

Ehlers on Mansoor, 'Surge: My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War'

Peter R. Mansoor. Surge: My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War. Yale Library of Military History Series. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014. Illustrations. xxxii + 341 pp. $28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-17235-5; $20.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-300-20937-2.

Reviewed by Robert Ehlers (Angelo State University)
Published on H-Diplo (August, 2014)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Turner on Baxter and Dockrill and Hamilton, 'Britain in Global Politics Volume I: From Gladstone to Churchill'

Christopher Baxter, Michael L. Dockrill, Keith Hamilton, eds. Britain in Global Politics Volume I: From Gladstone to Churchill. Security, Conflict, and Cooperation in the Contemporary World Series. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 312 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-230-36044-0.

Reviewed by Michael J. Turner (Appalachian State University)
Published on H-Diplo (August, 2014)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Peter R. Mansoor
Reviewer: 
Robert Ehlers

Ehlers on Mansoor, 'Surge: My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War'


Peter R. Mansoor. Surge: My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War. Yale Library of Military History Series. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014. Illustrations. xxxii + 341 pp. $28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-17235-5; $20.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-300-20937-2.

Reviewed by Robert Ehlers (Angelo State University)
Published on H-Diplo (August, 2014)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Günter Bischof, Hans Petschar
Reviewer: 
Andrew N. Buchanan

Buchanan on Bischof and Petschar, 'The Marshall Plan: Saving Europe, Rebuilding Austria'


Günter Bischof, Hans Petschar. The Marshall Plan: Saving Europe, Rebuilding Austria. New Orleans: University of New Orleans Publishing, 2017. 336 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60801-147-6.

Reviewed by Andrew N. Buchanan (University of Vermont)
Published on H-Diplo (April, 2018)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Anne Applebaum
Reviewer: 
Michael Ellman

Ellman on Applebaum, 'Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine'


Anne Applebaum. Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine. New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 2017. 496 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-385-53885-5.

Reviewed by Michael Ellman (University of Amsterdam)
Published on H-Diplo (April, 2018)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Kelly J. Shannon
Reviewer: 
Mariya Y. Omelicheva

Omelicheva on Shannon, 'U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women’s Human Rights'


Kelly J. Shannon. U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women’s Human Rights. Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017. 288 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4967-5.

Reviewed by Mariya Y. Omelicheva (University of Kansas)
Published on H-Diplo (April, 2018)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Richard Lourie
Reviewer: 
Allen Lynch

Lynch on Lourie, 'Putin: His Downfall and Russia's Coming Crash'


Richard Lourie. Putin: His Downfall and Russia's Coming Crash. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2017. xxii + 264 pp. $26.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-312-53808-8.

Reviewed by Allen Lynch (University of Virginia)
Published on H-Diplo (April, 2018)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Brian E. Crim
Reviewer: 
Norman J.W. Goda

J.W. Goda on Crim, 'Our Germans: Project Paperclip and the National Security State'


Brian E. Crim. Our Germans: Project Paperclip and the National Security State. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018. 264 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-2439-2.

Reviewed by Norman J.W. Goda (University of Florida)
Published on H-Diplo (April, 2018)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)