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Author: 
Jana K. Lipman
Reviewer: 
Robert S. Robinson

Robinson on Lipman, 'Guantánamo: A Working-Class History between Empire and Revolution'

Jana K. Lipman. Guantánamo: A Working-Class History between Empire and Revolution. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008. 344 S. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-25539-5; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-25540-1.

Reviewed by Robert S. Robinson (Ohio University) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2010) Commissioned by Dustin Walcher

Author: 
Eric A. Heinze
Reviewer: 
Aidan Hehir

Hehir on Heinze, 'Waging Humanitarian War: The Ethics, Law, and Politics of Humanitarian Intervention'

Eric A. Heinze. Waging Humanitarian War: The Ethics, Law, and Politics of Humanitarian Intervention. Albany: SUNY Press, 2009. xi + 207 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7914-7695-6.

Reviewed by Aidan Hehir (University of Westminster) Published on H-Diplo (February, 2010) Commissioned by Christopher L. Ball

Author: 
Bernard Wasserstein
Reviewer: 
Jennifer L. Foray

Foray on Wasserstein, 'Barbarism and Civilization: A History of Europe in Our Time'

Bernard Wasserstein. Barbarism and Civilization: A History of Europe in Our Time. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. xxiii + 901 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-873074-3.

Reviewed by Jennifer L. Foray (Purdue University) Published on H-Diplo (February, 2010) Commissioned by Christopher L. Ball

Author: 
Eduardo Rovner
Reviewer: 
Megan Feeney

Feeney on Rovner, 'The Cuban Connection: Drug Trafficking, Smuggling, and Gambling in Cuba from the 1920s to the Revolution'

Eduardo Rovner. The Cuban Connection: Drug Trafficking, Smuggling, and Gambling in Cuba from the 1920s to the Revolution. Translated by Russ Davidson. Latin America in Translation/en Traducción/em Tradução Series. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2008. 288 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3175-5.

Author: 
Andrew J. Rotter
Reviewer: 
Philip Nash

Nash on Gordin, 'Five Days in August: How World War II Became a Nuclear War' and Kort, 'The Columbia Guide to Hiroshima and the Bomb' and Rotter, 'Hiroshima: The World's Bomb'

Michael D. Gordin. Five Days in August: How World War II Became a Nuclear War. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007. 264 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-12818-4.Michael Kort. The Columbia Guide to Hiroshima and the Bomb. Columbia Guides to American History and Cultures Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007. 464 pp.

Author: 
Eunan O'Halpin
Reviewer: 
Bruce Thompson

Thompson on O'Halpin, 'Spying on Ireland: British Intelligence and Irish Neutrality During the Second World War'

Eunan O'Halpin. Spying on Ireland: British Intelligence and Irish Neutrality During the Second World War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. 380 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-925329-6.

Reviewed by Bruce Thompson (University of California, Santa Cruz) Published on H-Diplo (December, 2009) Commissioned by Christopher L. Ball

British Espionage and Irish Neutrality

Author: 
David C. Hendrickson
Reviewer: 
John Kane

Kane on Hendrickson, 'Union, Nation, or Empire: The American Debate over International Relations, 1789-1941'

David C. Hendrickson. Union, Nation, or Empire: The American Debate over International Relations, 1789-1941. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2009. xvi + 478 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1632-9.

Reviewed by John Kane (Griffith University) Published on H-Diplo (December, 2009) Commissioned by Christopher L. Ball

International Dimensions of American Union

Author: 
John Wilson Lewis, Xue Litai
Reviewer: 
Walter Grunden

Grunden on Lewis and Litai, 'Imagined Enemies: China Prepares for Uncertain War'

John Wilson Lewis, Xue Litai. Imagined Enemies: China Prepares for Uncertain War. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2006. Illustrations. 384 pp. $63.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-5391-3.

Reviewed by Walter Grunden (Bowling Green State University) Published on H-Diplo (December, 2009) Commissioned by Christopher L. Ball

The Coming War with Taiwan

Author: 
Lars Schoultz
Reviewer: 
Alan McPherson

McPherson on Schoultz, 'That Infernal Little Cuban Republic: The United States and the Cuban Revolution'

Lars Schoultz. That Infernal Little Cuban Republic: The United States and the Cuban Revolution. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009. 745 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3260-8.

Reviewed by Alan McPherson (University of Oklahoma) Published on H-Diplo (December, 2009) Commissioned by Christopher L. Ball

An Enduring Failure

Author: 
Marc J. Selverstone
Reviewer: 
Peter Weiler

Weiler on Selverstone, 'Constructing the Monolith: The United States, Great Britain, and International Communism, 1945-1950'

Marc J. Selverstone. Constructing the Monolith: The United States, Great Britain, and International Communism, 1945-1950. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009. xi + 304 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-03179-1.

Reviewed by Peter Weiler (Boston College) Published on H-Diplo (November, 2009) Commissioned by Christopher L. Ball

The Original Axis of Evil

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra
Reviewer: 
Jorge Díaz Ceballos

Díaz Ceballos on Cañizares-Esguerra, 'Entangled Empires: The Anglo-Iberian Atlantic, 1500-1830'

Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra. Entangled Empires: The Anglo-Iberian Atlantic, 1500-1830. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. 344 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4983-5.

Reviewed by Jorge Díaz Ceballos (Universidad Pablo de Olavide) Published on H-Diplo (December, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Stefan Andersson, ed.
Reviewer: 
Madelaine Chiam

Chiam on Andersson, 'Revisiting the Vietnam War and International Law: Views and Interpretations of Richard Falk'

Stefan Andersson, ed. Revisiting the Vietnam War and International Law: Views and Interpretations of Richard Falk. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 438 pp. $34.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-108-40996-4.

Reviewed by Madelaine Chiam (La Trobe University) Published on H-Diplo (December, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Matthew K. Shannon
Reviewer: 
Roham Alvandi

Alvandi on Shannon, 'Losing Hearts and Minds: American-Iranian Relations and International Education during the Cold War'

Matthew K. Shannon. Losing Hearts and Minds: American-Iranian Relations and International Education during the Cold War. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2017. 256 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-1313-2.

Reviewed by Roham Alvandi (London School of Economics) Published on H-Diplo (December, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Jenny Thompson, Sherry Thompson
Reviewer: 
David S. Foglesong

Foglesong on Thompson and Thompson, 'The Kremlinologist: Llewellyn E. Thompson, America's Man in Cold War Moscow'

Jenny Thompson, Sherry Thompson. The Kremlinologist: Llewellyn E. Thompson, America's Man in Cold War Moscow. Johns Hopkins Nuclear History and Contemporary Affairs Series. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 2018. Illustrations. 600 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4214-2454-5; $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-2409-5.

Author: 
Jonas Brendebach, Martin Herzer, Heidi Tworek, eds.
Reviewer: 
Michael Stamm

Stamm on Brendebach and Herzer and Tworek, 'International Organizations and the Media in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Exorbitant Expectations'

Jonas Brendebach, Martin Herzer, Heidi Tworek, eds. International Organizations and the Media in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Exorbitant Expectations. Routledge Studies in Modern History. Abingdon: Routledge, 2018. 256 pp. $140.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-30308-9.

Reviewed by Michael Stamm (Michigan State University) Published on H-Diplo (November, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)