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Author: 
Paul C. Allen
Reviewer: 
Reid J. Rozen

Rozen on Allen, 'Philip III and the Pax Hispanica, 1598-1621: The Failure of Grand Strategy'

Paul C. Allen. Philip III and the Pax Hispanica, 1598-1621: The Failure of Grand Strategy. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, 2000. xvi + 335 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-07682-0.

Reviewed by Reid J. Rozen (Department of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (on leave)) Published on H-Diplo (October, 2000)

Author: 
David F. Rudgers
Reviewer: 
Charles C. Kolb

Kolb on Rudgers, 'Creating the Secret State: The Origins of the Central Intelligence Agency, 1943-1947'

David F. Rudgers. Creating the Secret State: The Origins of the Central Intelligence Agency, 1943-1947. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2000. vii + 244 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1024-2.

Reviewed by Charles C. Kolb (National Endowment for the Humanities ) Published on H-Diplo (September, 2000)

Author: 
Judith S. Jeffrey
Reviewer: 
Mark S. Byrnes

Byrnes on Jeffrey, 'Ambiguous Commitments and Uncertain Policies: The Truman Doctrine in Greece, 1947-1952'

Judith S. Jeffrey. Ambiguous Commitments and Uncertain Policies: The Truman Doctrine in Greece, 1947-1952. Lanham, Md: Lexington Books, 2000. xii + 257 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7391-0046-2.

Reviewed by Mark S. Byrnes (Department of History, Norwich University) Published on H-Diplo (September, 2000)

Greece was no Vietnam

Greece was no Vietnam

Author: 
Andrew Moravcsik
Reviewer: 
Todd Alan Good

Good on Moravcsik, 'The Choice for Europe: Social Purpose and State Power from Messina to Maastricht'

Andrew Moravcsik. The Choice for Europe: Social Purpose and State Power from Messina to Maastricht. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998. x + 514 pp. $22.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8014-8509-1.

Reviewed by Todd Alan Good (Bowling Green State University ) Published on H-Diplo (September, 2000)

Author: 
Andrew Valls, ed.
Reviewer: 
Michael L. Krenn

Krenn on Valls, 'Ethics in International Affairs: Theories and Cases'

Andrew Valls, ed. Ethics in International Affairs: Theories and Cases. Foreword by Virginia Held. Lanham, MD and Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2000. xx + 241 pp. $64.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8476-9157-9.

Reviewed by Michael L. Krenn (Department of History, University of Miami ) Published on H-Diplo (September, 2000)

Doing the Right Thing: Ethics, Morality, and Diplomacy

Author: 
Arch Puddington
Reviewer: 
Scott Lucas

Lucas on Puddington, 'Broadcasting Freedom: The Cold War Triumph of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty'

Arch Puddington. Broadcasting Freedom: The Cold War Triumph of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2000. xix + 382 pp. $27.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-2158-1.

Reviewed by Scott Lucas (Department of American and Canadian Studies, University of Birmingham) Published on H-Diplo (September, 2000)

SHOUT IT OUT: HOW OUR RADIOS WON THE COLD WAR

Author: 
Robert J. McMahon
Reviewer: 
Marc Frey

Frey on McMahon, 'The Limits of Empire. The United States and Southeast Asia Since World War II'

Robert J. McMahon. The Limits of Empire. The United States and Southeast Asia Since World War II. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999. xii + 276 pp. $18.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-10881-2.

Reviewed by Marc Frey (Institute of Anglo-American History, University of Cologne, Germany) Published on H-Diplo (September, 2000)

Author: 
Paul G. Pierpaoli, Jr.
Reviewer: 
Mark S. Byrnes

Byrnes on Pierpaoli, 'Truman and Korea: The Political Culture of the Early Cold War'

Paul G. Pierpaoli, Jr. Truman and Korea: The Political Culture of the Early Cold War. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1997. xi + 236 pp. $32.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8262-1206-1.

Reviewed by Mark S. Byrnes (Department of History, Norwich University) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2000)

A Corporatist View of the Korean War at Home

Author: 
Marc Trachtenberg
Reviewer: 
Tony Smith

Smith on Trachtenberg, 'A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement 1945-1963'

Marc Trachtenberg. A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement 1945-1963. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999. xi + 402 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-00273-6; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-00183-8.

Reviewed by Tony Smith (Tufts University) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2000)

Author: 
Marc Trachtenberg
Reviewer: 
Thomas R. Maddux

Maddux on Trachtenberg, 'A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement 1945-1963'

Marc Trachtenberg. A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement 1945-1963. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999. xi + 402 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-00273-6; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-00183-8.

Reviewed by Thomas R. Maddux (CSU Northridge) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2000)

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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.