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Author: 
A. Susan Williams
Reviewer: 
Philip Muehlenbeck

Muehlenbeck on Williams, 'Who Killed Hammarskjöld?: The UN, the Cold War, and White Supremacy in Africa'

A. Susan Williams. Who Killed Hammarskjöld?: The UN, the Cold War, and White Supremacy in Africa. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011. xxv + 306 pp. $37.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-70320-8; ISBN 978-0-231-80090-7.

Reviewed by Philip Muehlenbeck (The George Washington University) Published on H-Diplo (June, 2012) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Henri J. Barkey, Scott B. Lasensky, Phebe Marr, eds.
Reviewer: 
Robert Friedenberg, U.S. Army Colonel

Friedenberg, U.S. Army Colonel on Barkey and Lasensky and Marr, 'Iraq, Its Neighbors, and the United States: Competition, Crisis, and the Reordering of Power'

Henri J. Barkey, Scott B. Lasensky, Phebe Marr, eds. Iraq, Its Neighbors, and the United States: Competition, Crisis, and the Reordering of Power. Washington DC: United States Institute of Peace, 2011. xiv + 250 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-60127-077-1.

Reviewed by Robert Friedenberg, U.S. Army Colonel (U.S. Army) Published on H-Diplo (June, 2012) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Evan Mawdsley
Reviewer: 
J. Garry Clifford

Clifford on Mawdsley, 'December 1941: Twelve Days That Began a World War'

Evan Mawdsley. December 1941: Twelve Days That Began a World War. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011. 360 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-15445-0.

Reviewed by J. Garry Clifford (University of Connecticut) Published on H-Diplo (June, 2012) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

A Dozen Days That Shook the World

Author: 
William T. Bowers, John T. Greenwood, eds.
Reviewer: 
James Matray

Matray on Bowers and Greenwood, 'Passing the Test: Combat in Korea, April-June 1951'

William T. Bowers, John T. Greenwood, eds. Passing the Test: Combat in Korea, April-June 1951. Battles and Campaigns Series. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2011. Illustrations. 488 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-3452-9.

Reviewed by James Matray (California State University, Chico) Published on H-Diplo (June, 2012) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Christopher J. Lee, ed.
Reviewer: 
Daniel Byrne

Byrne on Lee and ed., 'Making a World after Empire: The Bandung Moment and Its Political Afterlives'

Christopher J. Lee, ed. Making a World after Empire: The Bandung Moment and Its Political Afterlives. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2010. 280 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-89680-277-3.

Reviewed by Daniel Byrne (University of Evansville) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2012) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

The Ever-Expanding Ripples of Bandung

Author: 
Michael David-Fox
Reviewer: 
Constantine Pleshakov

Pleshakov on David-Fox, 'Showcasing the Great Experiment: Cultural Diplomacy and Western Visitors to the Soviet Union, 1921–1941'

Michael David-Fox. Showcasing the Great Experiment: Cultural Diplomacy and Western Visitors to the Soviet Union, 1921–1941. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. 396 S. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-979457-7.

Reviewed by Constantine Pleshakov (Mount Holyoke) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2012) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Sovietophilia Reexamined

Author: 
Zhihua Shen, Danhui Li
Reviewer: 
Jeremy Friedman

Friedman on Shen and Li, 'After Leaning to One Side: China and Its Allies in the Cold War'

Zhihua Shen, Danhui Li. After Leaning to One Side: China and Its Allies in the Cold War. Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2011. 360 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-7087-3.

Reviewed by Jeremy Friedman (Yale University) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2012) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Andrew J. Bacevich, ed.
Reviewer: 
Michael Brenes

Brenes on Bacevich, 'The Short American Century: A Postmortem'

Andrew J. Bacevich, ed. The Short American Century: A Postmortem. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012. 296 pp. $25.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-06445-4.

Reviewed by Michael Brenes (The City University of New York) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2012) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

The End of the "American Century"

Author: 
Jean-François Drolet
Reviewer: 
Mario Del Pero

Del Pero on Drolet, 'American Neoconservatism: The Politics and Culture of a Reactionary Idealism'

Jean-François Drolet. American Neoconservatism: The Politics and Culture of a Reactionary Idealism. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011. x + 306 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-70228-7.

Reviewed by Mario Del Pero (University of Bologna) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2012) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Gerald Chaudron
Reviewer: 
Tom Brooking

Brooking on Chaudron, 'New Zealand in the League of Nations: The Beginnings of an Independent Foreign Policy, 1919-1939'

Gerald Chaudron. New Zealand in the League of Nations: The Beginnings of an Independent Foreign Policy, 1919-1939. Jefferson: McFarland, 2012. vii + 270 pp. $55.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-6639-9.

Reviewed by Tom Brooking (University of Otago) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2012) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Ling Chen
Reviewer: 
Michael Thompson-Brusstar

Thompson-Brusstar on Chen, 'Manipulating Globalization: The Influence of Bureaucrats on Business in China'

Ling Chen. Manipulating Globalization: The Influence of Bureaucrats on Business in China. Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Series. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2018. 232 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5036-0479-7.

Reviewed by Michael Thompson-Brusstar (University of Michigan) Published on H-Diplo (February, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Warren I. Cohen
Reviewer: 
Michael F. Hopkins

Hopkins on Cohen, 'A Nation Like All Others: A Brief History of American Foreign Relations'

Warren I. Cohen. A Nation Like All Others: A Brief History of American Foreign Relations. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018. 328 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-17566-1.

Reviewed by Michael F. Hopkins (University of Liverpool) Published on H-Diplo (February, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Giles Scott-Smith, J. Simon Rofe, eds.
Reviewer: 
William G. Gray

Gray on Scott-Smith and Rofe, 'Global Perspectives on the Bretton Woods Conference and the Post-War World Order'

Giles Scott-Smith, J. Simon Rofe, eds. Global Perspectives on the Bretton Woods Conference and the Post-War World Order. The World of the Roosevelts Series. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 305 pp. $119.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-319-60890-7.

Reviewed by William G. Gray (Purdue University) Published on H-Diplo (February, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Jessica Blatt
Reviewer: 
Vanessa E. Quince

Quince on Blatt, 'Race and the Making of American Political Science'

Jessica Blatt. Race and the Making of American Political Science. American Governance: Politics, Policy, and Public Law Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. 205 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-5004-6.

Reviewed by Vanessa E. Quince (University of Washington) Published on H-Diplo (February, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Jessica Lynne Pearson
Reviewer: 
Margaret Andersen

Andersen on Pearson, 'The Colonial Politics of Global Health: France and the United Nations in Postwar Africa'

Jessica Lynne Pearson. The Colonial Politics of Global Health: France and the United Nations in Postwar Africa. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018. Illustrations, tables. 272 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-98048-8.

Reviewed by Margaret Andersen (University of Tennessee Knoxville) Published on H-Diplo (February, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)