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Author: 
Laura M. Calkins
Reviewer: 
Mao Lin

Lin on Calkins, 'China and the First Vietnam War, 1947-54'

Laura M. Calkins. China and the First Vietnam War, 1947-54. Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia Series. New York: Routledge, 2013. 200 pp. $155.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-63233-1.

Reviewed by Mao Lin (University of Southern Mississippi) Published on H-Diplo (November, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Brothers in Arms? Sino-Vietnamese Relations during the First Indochina War

Author: 
Daniel F. Harrington
Reviewer: 
Timothy A. Sayle

Sayle on Harrington, 'Berlin on the Brink: The Blockade, the Airlift, and the Early Cold War'

Daniel F. Harrington. Berlin on the Brink: The Blockade, the Airlift, and the Early Cold War. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2012. 414 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-3613-4.

Reviewed by Timothy A. Sayle (Temple University) Published on H-Diplo (November, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Donna R. Gabaccia
Reviewer: 
Judy T. Wu

Wu on Gabaccia, 'Foreign Relations: American Immigration in Global Perspective'

Donna R. Gabaccia. Foreign Relations: American Immigration in Global Perspective. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012. 288 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-13419-2.

Reviewed by Judy T. Wu (Ohio State University) Published on H-Diplo (October, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Immigrant Foreign Relations

Author: 
Judy Tzu-Chun Wu
Reviewer: 
Kevin Y. Kim

Kim on Wu, 'Radicals on the Road: Internationalism, Orientalism, and Feminism during the Vietnam Era'

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu. Radicals on the Road: Internationalism, Orientalism, and Feminism during the Vietnam Era. The United States in the World Series. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2013. 352 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8014-7890-1; $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4675-7.

Reviewed by Kevin Y. Kim (Stanford University) Published on H-Diplo (October, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Morten Jerven
Reviewer: 
Jennifer De Maio

De Maio on Jerven, 'Poor Numbers: How We Are Misled by African Development Statistics and What to Do about It'

Morten Jerven. Poor Numbers: How We Are Misled by African Development Statistics and What to Do about It. Cornell Studies in Political Economy Series. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2013. 176 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-5163-8; $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8014-7860-4.

Reviewed by Jennifer De Maio (California State University, Northridge) Published on H-Diplo (October, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Why Do We Need Better Numbers?

Author: 
Shannon K. O'Neil
Reviewer: 
Paul Ashby

Ashby on O'Neil, 'Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead'

Shannon K. O'Neil. Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. xx + 239 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-989833-6.

Reviewed by Paul Ashby (University of Kent) Published on H-Diplo (September, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

The Challenge of Indivisibility? The United States and Mexico

Author: 
Jo Becker
Reviewer: 
Hanne Hagtvedt Vik

Hagtvedt Vik on Becker, 'Campaigning for Justice: Human Rights Advocacy in Practice'

Jo Becker. Campaigning for Justice: Human Rights Advocacy in Practice. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2013. viii + 318 pages. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-7450-5; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-7451-2.

Reviewed by Hanne Hagtvedt Vik (University of Oslo) Published on H-Diplo (September, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Lessons Learned from Cases of Successful Human Rights Activism

Author: 
Susan Eckstein, Adil Najam, eds.
Reviewer: 
Jeannette Money

Money on Eckstein and Najam, 'How Immigrants Impact Their Homelands'

Susan Eckstein, Adil Najam, eds. How Immigrants Impact Their Homelands. Durham: Duke University Press, 2013. xvi + 261 pp. $84.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5381-2; $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5395-9.

Reviewed by Jeannette Money (University of California, Davis) Published on H-Diplo (September, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

The Dark Side of Migration and Development

Author: 
Patricia Clavin
Reviewer: 
Sally Marks

Marks on Clavin, 'Securing the World Economy: The Reinvention of the League of Nations, 1920-1946'

Patricia Clavin. Securing the World Economy: The Reinvention of the League of Nations, 1920-1946. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. xii + 400 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-957793-4.

Reviewed by Sally Marks (Independent Historian) Published on H-Diplo (September, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

The League’s Other Self

Author: 
Elizabeth F. Thompson
Reviewer: 
Abdullah Al-Arian

Al-Arian on Thompson, 'Justice Interrupted: The Struggle for Constitutional Government in the Middle East'

Elizabeth F. Thompson. Justice Interrupted: The Struggle for Constitutional Government in the Middle East. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013. Illustrations, maps. xi + 418 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-07313-5.

Reviewed by Abdullah Al-Arian (Georgetown University) Published on H-Diplo (September, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Roberto Cantoni
Reviewer: 
Marta Musso

Musso on Cantoni, 'Oil Exploration, Diplomacy, and Security in the Early Cold War: The Enemy Underground'

Roberto Cantoni. Oil Exploration, Diplomacy, and Security in the Early Cold War: The Enemy Underground. Routledge Studies in Modern European History Series. New York: Routledge, 2017. 290 pp. $149.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-69290-9.

Reviewed by Marta Musso (King's College London) Published on H-Diplo (June, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Daniel Gorman
Reviewer: 
Heidi Tworek

Tworek on Gorman, 'International Cooperation in the Early Twentieth Century.'

Daniel Gorman. International Cooperation in the Early Twentieth Century. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. 288 pp. $114.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4725-6795-6.

Reviewed by Heidi Tworek (University of British Columbia) Published on H-Diplo (June, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Serhii Plokhy
Reviewer: 
Mark Edele

Edele on Plokhy, 'Lost Kingdom: The Quest for Empire and the Making of the Russian Nation From 1470 to the Present'

Serhii Plokhy. Lost Kingdom: The Quest for Empire and the Making of the Russian Nation From 1470 to the Present. New York: Basic Books, 2017. 432 pp. $32.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-09849-1.

Reviewed by Mark Edele (The University of Melbourne) Published on H-Diplo (June, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Andrew Mumford
Reviewer: 
David Haglund

Haglund on Mumford, 'Counterinsurgency Wars and the Anglo-American Alliance: The Special Relationship on the Rocks'

Andrew Mumford. Counterinsurgency Wars and the Anglo-American Alliance: The Special Relationship on the Rocks. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2017. 248 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62616-492-5.

Reviewed by David Haglund (Queen's University) Published on H-Diplo (June, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)