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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: 
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: 
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: 
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

Author: 
James McAllister
Reviewer: 
William G. Gray

Gray on McAllister, 'No Exit: America and the German Problem, 1943-1954'

James McAllister. No Exit: America and the German Problem, 1943-1954. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2002. viii + 283 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-3876-9.

Reviewed by William G. Gray (Department of History, Purdue University) Published on H-Diplo (November, 2004)

The Latent Potential of IR Theory

Author: 
Ilya V. Gaiduk
Reviewer: 
Tom Nichols

Nichols on Gaiduk, 'Confronting Vietnam: Soviet Policy toward the Indochina Conflict, 1954-1963'

Ilya V. Gaiduk. Confronting Vietnam: Soviet Policy toward the Indochina Conflict, 1954-1963. Cold War International History Project Series. Washington, D.C.: Stanford University Press, 2003. xxi + 286 pp. $55 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-4712-7.

Reviewed by Tom Nichols (U.S. Naval War College) Published on H-Diplo (November, 2004)

Author: 
Yoram Gorlizki, Oleg V. Khlevniuk
Reviewer: 
James Voorhees

Voorhees on Gorlizki and Khlevniuk, 'Cold Peace: Stalin and the Soviet Ruling Circle, 1945-1953'

Yoram Gorlizki, Oleg V. Khlevniuk. Cold Peace: Stalin and the Soviet Ruling Circle, 1945-1953. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. 248 S. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-516581-4.

Reviewed by James Voorhees (INDUS Corporation) Published on H-Diplo (November, 2004)

A New Look at an Aging Tyrant

Author: 
Richard V. Damms
Reviewer: 
H. Matthew Loayza

Loayza on Damms, 'The Eisenhower Presidency, 1953-1961'

Richard V. Damms. The Eisenhower Presidency, 1953-1961. Harlow: Longman, 2002. vi + 168 pp. $16.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-582-36818-7.

Reviewed by H. Matthew Loayza (Minnesota State University, Mankato) Published on H-Diplo (September, 2004)

A Worthy Introduction to the Eisenhower Presidency

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Recent Reviews

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)

Author: 
Renisa Mawani
Reviewer: 
Fahad Bishara

Bishara on Mawani, 'Across Oceans of Law: The Komagata Maru and Jurisdiction in the Time of Empire'

Renisa Mawani. Across Oceans of Law: The Komagata Maru and Jurisdiction in the Time of Empire. Global and Insurgent Legalities Series. Durham: Duke University Press, 2018. 352 pp. $104.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-7027-7; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-7035-2.

Author: 
Jakub J. Grygiel
Reviewer: 
Megan A. Stewart

Stewart on Grygiel, 'Return of the Barbarians: Confronting Non-State Actors from Ancient Rome to the Present'

Jakub J. Grygiel. Return of the Barbarians: Confronting Non-State Actors from Ancient Rome to the Present. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. ix + 222 pp. $84.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-15857-3; $28.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-61124-1.

Reviewed by Megan A. Stewart (American University) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)