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Author: 
MaryEllen Higgins, ed.
Reviewer: 
Jo Ellen Fair

Fair on Higgins, 'Hollywood's Africa after 1994'

MaryEllen Higgins, ed. Hollywood's Africa after 1994. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2012. vi + 274 pp. $28.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8214-2015-7.

Reviewed by Jo Ellen Fair (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Hollywood’s Difficult Life with Africa

Author: 
James Harrison, ed.
Reviewer: 
Robert E. Kelly

Kelly on Harrison, 'The European Union and South Korea: The Legal Framework for Strengthening Trade, Economic and Political Relations'

James Harrison, ed. The European Union and South Korea: The Legal Framework for Strengthening Trade, Economic and Political Relations. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013. 272 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7486-6860-1.

Reviewed by Robert E. Kelly (Pusan National University) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

The Legalization of the EU-Korea Relationship

Author: 
David Mayers
Reviewer: 
J. Garry Clifford

Clifford on Mayers, 'FDR's Ambassadors and the Diplomacy of Crisis: From the Rise of Hitler to the End of World War II'

David Mayers. FDR's Ambassadors and the Diplomacy of Crisis: From the Rise of Hitler to the End of World War II. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 384 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-03126-5.

Reviewed by J. Garry Clifford (University of Connecticut) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Liquidate the Diplomats

Author: 
Sally N. Cummings, Raymond Hinnebusch, eds.
Reviewer: 
Simon Davis

Davis on Cummings and Hinnebusch and eds., 'Sovereignty after Empire: Comparing the Middle East and Central Asia'

Sally N. Cummings, Raymond Hinnebusch, eds. Sovereignty after Empire: Comparing the Middle East and Central Asia. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2012. xii + 396 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7486-4304-2; $37.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7486-6855-7.

Reviewed by Simon Davis (Bronx Community College) Published on H-Diplo (July, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Mehran Kamrava, ed.
Reviewer: 
James A. Russell

Russell on Kamrava, 'The Nuclear Question in the Middle East'

Mehran Kamrava, ed. The Nuclear Question in the Middle East. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. xi + 297 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-932780-5.

Reviewed by James A. Russell (Naval Postgraduate School) Published on H-Diplo (July, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East

Author: 
Francis D. Raška
Reviewer: 
Igor Lukes

Lukes on Raška, 'The Long Road to Victory: A History of Czechoslovak Exile Organizations after 1968'

Francis D. Raška. The Long Road to Victory: A History of Czechoslovak Exile Organizations after 1968. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012. 250 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-88033-706-9.

Reviewed by Igor Lukes (Boston University) Published on H-Diplo (July, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Matthew W. Mosca
Reviewer: 
Richard J. Smith

Smith on Mosca, 'From Frontier Policy to Foreign Policy: The Question of India and the Transformation of Geopolitics in Qing China'

Matthew W. Mosca. From Frontier Policy to Foreign Policy: The Question of India and the Transformation of Geopolitics in Qing China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2013. 408 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-8224-1.

Reviewed by Richard J. Smith (Rice University) Published on H-Diplo (July, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Yanek Mieczkowski
Reviewer: 
Autumn Lass

Lass on Mieczkowski, 'Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment: The Race for Space and World Prestige'

Yanek Mieczkowski. Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment: The Race for Space and World Prestige. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2013. 368 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-5150-8.

Reviewed by Autumn Lass (Texas Tech University) Published on H-Diplo (July, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

A Prestige Race in Space: Eisenhower’s Sputnik Legacy

Author: 
Alfred W. McCoy, Josep M. Fradera, Stephen Jacobson, eds.
Reviewer: 
Kevin Y. Kim

Kim on W. McCoy and Fradera and Jacobson, 'Endless Empire: Spain's Retreat, Europe's Eclipse, America's Decline'

Alfred W. McCoy, Josep M. Fradera, Stephen Jacobson, eds. Endless Empire: Spain's Retreat, Europe's Eclipse, America's Decline. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2012. 477 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-299-29024-5.

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

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Author: 
Mara E. Karlin
Reviewer: 
Iain Henry

Henry on Karlin, 'Building Militaries in Fragile States: Challenges for the United States'

Mara E. Karlin. Building Militaries in Fragile States: Challenges for the United States. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017. 296 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4926-2.

Reviewed by Iain Henry (Australian National University) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Amit R. Das Gupta, Lorenz M. Lüthi
Reviewer: 
Elisabeth Leake

Leake on Das Gupta and Lüthi, 'The Sino-Indian War of 1962: New Perspectives'

Amit R. Das Gupta, Lorenz M. Lüthi. The Sino-Indian War of 1962: New Perspectives. New York: Routledge, 2016. Maps. 268 pp. $160.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-69320-3.

Reviewed by Elisabeth Leake (University of Leeds) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Christopher Moran, Mark Stout, Ioanna Iordanou, Paul Maddrell, eds.
Reviewer: 
Richard Spence

Spence on Moran and Stout and Iordanou and Maddrell, 'Spy Chiefs: Intelligence Leaders in the United States and United Kingdom'

Christopher Moran, Mark Stout, Ioanna Iordanou, Paul Maddrell, eds. Spy Chiefs: Intelligence Leaders in the United States and United Kingdom. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2018. Volume 1. 352 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62616-519-9.

Reviewed by Richard Spence (University of Idaho) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Bernhard Blumenau, Jussi M. Hanhimäki, Barbara Zanchetta, eds.
Reviewer: 
Michelle Getchell

Getchell on Blumenau and Hanhimäki and Zanchetta, 'New Perspectives on the End of the Cold War: Unexpected Transformations?'

Bernhard Blumenau, Jussi M. Hanhimäki, Barbara Zanchetta, eds. New Perspectives on the End of the Cold War: Unexpected Transformations? Cold War History Series. New York: Routledge, 2018. 242 pp. $155.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-73134-9.

Reviewed by Michelle Getchell (US Naval War College) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)