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Author: 
Francis J. Gavin
Reviewer: 
Jeff Livingston

Livingston on Gavin, 'Gold, Dollars, and Power: The Politics of International Monetary Relations, 1958-1971'

Francis J. Gavin. Gold, Dollars, and Power: The Politics of International Monetary Relations, 1958-1971. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004. xiii + 263 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2823-6.

Reviewed by Jeff Livingston (Department of History, California State University, Chico) Published on H-Diplo (June, 2005)

The Burden of Bretton Woods

Author: 
Shirley Elson Roessler, Reny Miklos
Reviewer: 
Kimberly Luke

Luke on Roessler and Miklos, 'Europe 1715-1919: From Enlightenment to World War'

Shirley Elson Roessler, Reny Miklos. Europe 1715-1919: From Enlightenment to World War. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2003. xvi + 320 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7425-2766-9.

Reviewed by Kimberly Luke (Department of History, Florida State University) Published on H-Diplo (June, 2005)

The Formation of Modern Europe

Author: 
Daniel Kelly
Reviewer: 
Giles Scott-Smith

Scott-Smith on Kelly, 'James Burnham and the Struggle for the World: A Life'

Daniel Kelly. James Burnham and the Struggle for the World: A Life. Wilmington: ISI Books, 2002. xxiii + 443 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-882926-76-3.

Reviewed by Giles Scott-Smith (Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg, the Netherlands) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2005)

If There's No Alternative, There's No Problem

Author: 
Johanna Granville
Reviewer: 
Ronald J. Granieri

Granieri on Granville, 'The First Domino: International Decision Making during the Hungarian Crisis of 1956'

Johanna Granville. The First Domino: International Decision Making during the Hungarian Crisis of 1956. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2004. xx + 323 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58544-298-0.

Reviewed by Ronald J. Granieri (Department of History, University of Pennsylvania) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2005)

Author: 
Barbara Harlow, Mia Carter, eds.
Reviewer: 
John Laband

Laband on Harlow and Carter, 'Archives of Empire, Volume II: The Scramble for Africa'

Barbara Harlow, Mia Carter, eds. Archives of Empire, Volume II: The Scramble for Africa. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2003. xix + 821 pp. $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-3152-0; $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-3189-6.

Reviewed by John Laband (Department of History, Wilfrid Laurier University) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2005)

A Curate's Egg

Author: 
C. G. McKay, Bengt Beckman
Reviewer: 
Ernie Teagarden

Teagarden on McKay and Beckman, 'Swedish Signal Intelligence, 1900-1945'

C. G. McKay, Bengt Beckman. Swedish Signal Intelligence, 1900-1945. London: Frank Cass Publishers, 2003. xvii + 310 pp. $114.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7146-5211-5.

Reviewed by Ernie Teagarden (Emeritus, College of Business and Information Systems, Dakota State University) Published on H-Diplo (February, 2005)

Swedes Give Bletchley Park Some Competition

Author: 
Marie-Jeanne Rossignol
Reviewer: 
John Harper

Harper on Rossignol, 'The Nationalist Ferment: The Origins of U.S. Foreign Policy, 1792-1812'

Marie-Jeanne Rossignol. The Nationalist Ferment: The Origins of U.S. Foreign Policy, 1792-1812. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2004. xxii + 274 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8142-0941-7.

Reviewed by John Harper (the Bologna Center of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies) Published on H-Diplo (February, 2005)

Author: 
S. J. Hamrick
Reviewer: 
Stephane Lefebvre

Lefebvre on Hamrick, 'Deceiving the Deceivers: Kim Philby, Donald Maclean, Guy Burgess'

S. J. Hamrick. Deceiving the Deceivers: Kim Philby, Donald Maclean, Guy Burgess. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2004. xvii + 297 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-10416-5.

Reviewed by Stephane Lefebvre (formerly with the Department of National Defence, Canada) Published on H-Diplo (February, 2005)

A New Twist to an Old Story?

Author: 
E. Bruce Geelhoed, Anthony O. Edmonds
Reviewer: 
Christopher A. Preble

Preble on Geelhoed and Edmonds, 'Eisenhower, Macmillan and Allied Unity, 1957-1961'

E. Bruce Geelhoed, Anthony O. Edmonds. Eisenhower, Macmillan and Allied Unity, 1957-1961. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. xxxi + 196 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-333-64227-6.

Reviewed by Christopher A. Preble (The Cato Institute, Washington, D.C.) Published on H-Diplo (February, 2005)

A Snapshot of the Special Relationship

Author: 
Robin W. Winks, R. J. Q. Adams
Reviewer: 
Carl Hodge

Hodge on Winks and Adams, 'Europe, 1890-1945: Crisis and Conflict'

Robin W. Winks, R. J. Q. Adams. Europe, 1890-1945: Crisis and Conflict. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. xiv + 306pp. $77.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-515449-8; $37.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-515450-4.

Reviewed by Carl Hodge (Department of Political Science, Okanagan University College) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2005)

The Half Century From Hell

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Samuel Totten, ed.
Reviewer: 
Eric A. Heinze

Heinze on Totten, 'Dirty Hands and Vicious Deeds: The US Government's Complicity in Crimes against Humanity and Genocide'

Samuel Totten, ed. Dirty Hands and Vicious Deeds: The US Government's Complicity in Crimes against Humanity and Genocide. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018. 494 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4426-3526-5; $44.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4426-3525-8.

Author: 
Jennifer Terry
Reviewer: 
James Sandy

Sandy on Terry, 'Attachments to War: Biomedical Logics and Violence in Twenty-First-Century America'

Jennifer Terry. Attachments to War: Biomedical Logics and Violence in Twenty-First-Century America. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017. xiii + 248 pp. $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-6968-4; $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-6980-6.

Reviewed by James Sandy (University of Texas Arlington) Published on H-Diplo (September, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Jean-Loup Samaan
Reviewer: 
Ziv Rubinovitz

Rubinovitz on Samaan, 'Israel's Foreign Policy beyond the Arab World: Engaging the Periphery'

Jean-Loup Samaan. Israel's Foreign Policy beyond the Arab World: Engaging the Periphery. Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics Series. London: Routledge, 2017. 172 pp. $140.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-09987-6.

Reviewed by Ziv Rubinovitz (Sonoma State University) Published on H-Diplo (September, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Michael D. Cohen
Reviewer: 
Nicholas L. Miller

Miller on Cohen, 'When Proliferation Causes Peace: The Psychology of Nuclear Crises'

Michael D. Cohen. When Proliferation Causes Peace: The Psychology of Nuclear Crises. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2017. xi + 289 pp. $104.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62616-494-9; $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62616-495-6.

Reviewed by Nicholas L. Miller (Dartmouth College) Published on H-Diplo (September, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Keisha N. Blain
Reviewer: 
Nicholas Grant

Grant on Blain, 'Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom'

Keisha N. Blain. Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom. Politics and Culture in Modern America Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. 264 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4988-0.