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Author: 
William Keylor
Reviewer: 
Tony Smith

Smith on Keylor, 'A World of Nations: The International Order since 1945'

William Keylor. A World of Nations: The International Order since 1945. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. xxiv + 418 pp. $46.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-510602-2; $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-510601-5.

Reviewed by Tony Smith (Political Science Department, Tufts University) Published on H-Diplo (April, 2003)

America and the World

America and the World

Author: 
Klaus Larres
Reviewer: 
David L. Snead

Snead on Larres, 'Churchill's Cold War: The Politics of Personal Diplomacy'

Klaus Larres. Churchill's Cold War: The Politics of Personal Diplomacy. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002. xxii + 583 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-09438-1.

Reviewed by David L. Snead (Department of History, Texas Tech University) Published on H-Diplo (April, 2003)

Churchill's Personal Diplomacy: A Lot of Effort for Limited Success

Author: 
Martin S. Alexander, William J. Philpott, eds.
Reviewer: 
Antoine Capet

Capet on Alexander and Philpott, 'Anglo-French Defence Relations between the Wars'

Martin S. Alexander, William J. Philpott, eds. Anglo-French Defence Relations between the Wars. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. xiii + 231 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-333-75453-5.

Reviewed by Antoine Capet (Université de Rouen) Published on H-Diplo (April, 2003)

A Battle of Wits?

A Battle of Wits?

Author: 
Gary R. Hess
Reviewer: 
Melvin Small

Small on Hess, 'Presidential Decisions for War: Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf'

Gary R. Hess. Presidential Decisions for War: Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001. xiv + 262 pp. $20.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8018-6516-9; $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8018-6515-2.

Reviewed by Melvin Small (History Department, Wayne State University) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2003)

Required Reading for President Bush

Author: 
Annika Mombauer
Reviewer: 
Jason W. Davidson

Davidson on Mombauer, 'The Origins of the First World War: Controversies and Consensus'

Annika Mombauer. The Origins of the First World War: Controversies and Consensus. London: Longman, 2002. ix + 256 pp. $16.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-582-41872-1.

Reviewed by Jason W. Davidson (Department of Political Science and International Affairs, Mary Washington College) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2003)

Author: 
Ramon H. Myers, Michel C. Oksenberg, David Shambaugh
Reviewer: 
Matthew J. Flynn

Flynn on Myers and Oksenberg and Shambaugh, 'Making China Policy: Lessons from the Bush and Clinton Administrations'

Ramon H. Myers, Michel C. Oksenberg, David Shambaugh. Making China Policy: Lessons from the Bush and Clinton Administrations. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2001. vii + 314 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7425-0964-1; $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7425-0963-4.

Reviewed by Matthew J. Flynn (Department of History, San Diego State University) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2003)

Author: 
John Davies, Edward Kaufman, eds.
Reviewer: 
James Voorhees

Voorhees on Davies and Kaufman, 'Second Track / Citizens' Diplomacy: Concepts and Techniques for Conflict Transformation'

John Davies, Edward Kaufman, eds. Second Track / Citizens' Diplomacy: Concepts and Techniques for Conflict Transformation. Lanham and Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2002. ix + 318 pp. $41.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8476-9552-2; $88.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8476-9551-5.

Reviewed by James Voorhees (INDUS Corporation) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2003)

Author: 
Greg Kennedy
Reviewer: 
Erik Benson

Benson on Kennedy, 'Anglo-American Strategic Relations and the Far East, 1933-1939'

Greg Kennedy. Anglo-American Strategic Relations and the Far East, 1933-1939. London and Portland: Frank Cass, 2002. xiii + 313 pp. $62.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7146-5188-0.

Reviewed by Erik Benson (Department of History, Ouachita Baptist University) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2003)

Shifting the Focus: The Roots of the "Special Relationship"

Author: 
John Gearson, Kori Schake, eds.
Reviewer: 
David Sheinin

Sheinin on Gearson and Schake, 'The Berlin Wall Crisis: Perspectives on Cold War Alliances'

John Gearson, Kori Schake, eds. The Berlin Wall Crisis: Perspectives on Cold War Alliances. Cold War History Series. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. xxi + 209 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-333-92960-5.

Reviewed by David Sheinin (Department of History, Trent University Berlin Beyond the Soviet-American Confrontation) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2003)

Author: 
Morris Morley, Chris McGillion
Reviewer: 
James D. Huck, Jr.

Huck, Jr. on Morley and McGillion, 'Unfinished Business: America and Cuba after the Cold War, 1989-2001'

Morris Morley, Chris McGillion. Unfinished Business: America and Cuba after the Cold War, 1989-2001. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. ix + 253 pp. $21.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-52040-9; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-81716-5.

Reviewed by James D. Huck, Jr. (Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University) Published on H-Diplo (February, 2003)

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Caren Kaplan
Reviewer: 
Neta C. Crawford

Crawford on Kaplan, 'Aerial Aftermaths: Wartime from Above'

Caren Kaplan. Aerial Aftermaths: Wartime from Above. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017. 312 pp. $27.95, ISBN 978-0-8223-7017-8.

Reviewed by Neta C. Crawford (Boston University) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

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Author: 
Caitlin E. Schindler
Reviewer: 
Giles Scott-Smith

Scott-Smith on Schindler, 'The Origins of Public Diplomacy in US Statecraft: Uncovering a Forgotten Tradition'

Caitlin E. Schindler. The Origins of Public Diplomacy in US Statecraft: Uncovering a Forgotten Tradition. Palgrave Macmillan Series in Global Public Diplomacy. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 325 pp. $149.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-319-57278-9.

Reviewed by Giles Scott-Smith (Leiden University) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Brian Drohan
Reviewer: 
Andrew Muldoon

Muldoon on Drohan, 'Brutality in an Age of Human Rights: Activism and Counterinsurgency at the End of the British Empire'

Brian Drohan. Brutality in an Age of Human Rights: Activism and Counterinsurgency at the End of the British Empire. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018. 256 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-1465-8.

Reviewed by Andrew Muldoon (Metropolitan State University of Denver) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Simon Reich, Peter Dombrowski
Reviewer: 
Harry Halem

Halem on Reich and Dombrowski, 'The End of Grand Strategy: US Maritime Operations in the Twenty-First Century'

Simon Reich, Peter Dombrowski. The End of Grand Strategy: US Maritime Operations in the Twenty-First Century. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018. 252 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-1462-7.

Reviewed by Harry Halem (University of St. Andrews) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Richard Sakwa
Reviewer: 
Gerard Toal

Toal on Sakwa, 'Russia against the Rest: The Post-Cold War Crisis of World Order'

Richard Sakwa. Russia against the Rest: The Post-Cold War Crisis of World Order. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. ix + 362 pp. $84.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-16060-6; $24.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-61351-1.

Reviewed by Gerard Toal (Virginia Tech) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)