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Author: 
Kari A. Frederickson
Reviewer: 
Michael D. Bowen

Bowen on Frederickson, 'Cold War Dixie: Militarization and Modernization in the American South'

Kari A. Frederickson. Cold War Dixie: Militarization and Modernization in the American South. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2013. xii + 226 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-4519-2; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-4520-8.

Reviewed by Michael D. Bowen (John Carroll University) Published on H-Diplo (December, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Roger Owen
Reviewer: 
Edward Webb

Webb on Owen, 'The Rise and Fall of Arab Presidents for Life'

Roger Owen. The Rise and Fall of Arab Presidents for Life. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012. xi + 248 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-06583-3.

Reviewed by Edward Webb (Dickinson College) Published on H-Diplo (December, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

A Story in Three Parts with an Uncertain Ending

Author: 
Maxine Berg, ed.
Reviewer: 
Brent J. Steele

Steele on Berg, 'Writing the History of the Global: Challenges for the Twenty-first Century'

Maxine Berg, ed. Writing the History of the Global: Challenges for the Twenty-first Century. British Academy Original Paperback Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. 220 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-726532-1.

Reviewed by Brent J. Steele (University of Utah) Published on H-Diplo (December, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Why Do We Need a “History of the Global”?

Author: 
Richard D. Williamson
Reviewer: 
David Coleman

Coleman on Williamson, 'First Steps toward Détente: American Diplomacy in the Berlin Crisis, 1958-1963'

Richard D. Williamson. First Steps toward Détente: American Diplomacy in the Berlin Crisis, 1958-1963. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2012. xxx + 237 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7391-6880-6.

Reviewed by David Coleman (University of Virginia) Published on H-Diplo (December, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Daniel Gorman
Reviewer: 
Natasha Wheatley

Wheatley on Gorman, 'The Emergence of International Society in the 1920s'

Daniel Gorman. The Emergence of International Society in the 1920s. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 387 pp. $103.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-02113-6.

Reviewed by Natasha Wheatley (Columbia University) Published on H-Diplo (November, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

The History of International Society, Remembered and Forgotten

Author: 
Marc Gopin
Reviewer: 
Sonja Wentling

Wentling on Gopin, 'Bridges across an Impossible Divide: The Inner Lives of Arab and Jewish Peacemakers'

Marc Gopin. Bridges across an Impossible Divide: The Inner Lives of Arab and Jewish Peacemakers. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. 256 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-991698-6.

Reviewed by Sonja Wentling (Concordia College) Published on H-Diplo (November, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Peace in Our Time? Conflict Resolution through Partnerships between Arabs and Jews

Author: 
Charles K. Armstrong
Reviewer: 
Mitchell Lerner

Lerner on Armstrong, 'Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950-1992'

Charles K. Armstrong. Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950-1992. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2013. 328 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-5082-2.

Reviewed by Mitchell Lerner (The Ohio State University) Published on H-Diplo (November, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Not Crazy After All These Years

Author: 
Jack Donnelly
Reviewer: 
Hans Schmitz

Schmitz on Donnelly, 'Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice'

Jack Donnelly. Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2013. x + 320 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-5095-2; $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8014-7770-6.

Reviewed by Hans Schmitz (Syracuse University) Published on H-Diplo (November, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Christopher J. Coyne
Reviewer: 
Morten Jerven

Jerven on Coyne, 'Doing Bad by Doing Good: Why Humanitarian Action Fails'

Christopher J. Coyne. Doing Bad by Doing Good: Why Humanitarian Action Fails. Stanford: Stanford University Press. 272 pp. $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-7228-0.

Reviewed by Morten Jerven (Simon Fraser University) Published on H-Diplo (November, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

A Dismal Treatment of the Aid Business

Author: 
Brenda Gayle Plummer
Reviewer: 
Jim H. Meriwether

Meriwether on Plummer, 'In Search of Power: African Americans in the Era of Decolonization, 1956-1974'

Brenda Gayle Plummer. In Search of Power: African Americans in the Era of Decolonization, 1956-1974. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. vii + 372 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-02299-7; $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-65471-6.

Reviewed by Jim H. Meriwether (California State University, Channel Islands) Published on H-Diplo (November, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
James W. Pardew
Reviewer: 
Patrice C. McMahon

McMahon on Pardew, 'Peacemakers: American Leadership and the End of Genocide in the Balkans'

James W. Pardew. Peacemakers: American Leadership and the End of Genocide in the Balkans. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2017. 424 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-7435-8.

Reviewed by Patrice C. McMahon (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) Published on H-Diplo (July, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Edward Pearce
Reviewer: 
Anthony D'Agostino

D'Agostino on Pearce, 'The Golden Talking-Shop: The Oxford Union Debates Empire, World War, Revolution, and Women'

Edward Pearce. The Golden Talking-Shop: The Oxford Union Debates Empire, World War, Revolution, and Women. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. xiv + 674 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-871723-2.

Reviewed by Anthony D'Agostino (San Francisco State University) Published on H-Diplo (July, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Ikuko Asaka
Reviewer: 
Elaine LaFay

LaFay on Asaka, 'Tropical Freedom: Climate, Settler Colonialism, and Black Exclusion in the Age of Emancipation'

Ikuko Asaka. Tropical Freedom: Climate, Settler Colonialism, and Black Exclusion in the Age of Emancipation. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017. 304 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-6910-3; $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-6881-6.

Reviewed by Elaine LaFay (University of Pennsylvania) Published on H-Diplo (July, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Larrie D. Ferreiro
Reviewer: 
Jeffrey Stanley

Stanley on Ferreiro, 'Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It'

Larrie D. Ferreiro. Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It. New York: Knopf Publishing Group, 2016. xxv + 429 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-101-91030-6.

Reviewed by Jeffrey Stanley (Dalton State College) Published on H-Diplo (July, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Richard Ivan Jobs
Reviewer: 
David Fowler

Fowler on Jobs, 'Backpack Ambassadors: How Youth Travel Integrated Europe'

Richard Ivan Jobs. Backpack Ambassadors: How Youth Travel Integrated Europe. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. 360 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-46203-5.

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