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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: 
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: 
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)

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Lawrence Rubin, Adam N. Stulberg, eds.
Reviewer: 
Srinivasan Sitaraman

Sitaraman on Rubin and Stulberg, 'The End of Strategic Stability? Nuclear Weapons and the Challenge of Regional Rivalries'

Lawrence Rubin, Adam N. Stulberg, eds. The End of Strategic Stability? Nuclear Weapons and the Challenge of Regional Rivalries. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2018. 328 pp. $36.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62616-603-5; $110.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62616-602-8.

Author: 
James Barr
Reviewer: 
John V. Bowlus

Bowlus on Barr, 'Lords of the Desert: The Battle between the United States and Great Britain for Supremacy in the Modern Middle East'

James Barr. Lords of the Desert: The Battle between the United States and Great Britain for Supremacy in the Modern Middle East. New Yotk: Basic Books, 2018. vi + 454 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-05063-5.

Reviewed by John V. Bowlus (Kadir Has University) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Richard S. Grayson
Reviewer: 
Jay Winter

Winter on Grayson, 'Dublin's Great Wars: The First World War, the Easter Rising and the Irish Revolution'

Richard S. Grayson. Dublin's Great Wars: The First World War, the Easter Rising and the Irish Revolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 484 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-02925-5.

Reviewed by Jay Winter (Yale University) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Lawrence S. Kaplan
Reviewer: 
David Walker

Walker on Kaplan, 'Harold Stassen: Eisenhower, the Cold War, and the Pursuit of Nuclear Disarmament'

Lawrence S. Kaplan. Harold Stassen: Eisenhower, the Cold War, and the Pursuit of Nuclear Disarmament. Studies In Conflict Diplomacy Peace Series. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2018. 212 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-7486-0.

Reviewed by David Walker (Boise State University) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Andreas Wimmer
Reviewer: 
Erin K. Jenne

Jenne on Wimmer, 'Nation Building: Why Some Countries Come Together While Others Fall Apart'

Andreas Wimmer. Nation Building: Why Some Countries Come Together While Others Fall Apart. Princeton Studies in Global and Comparative Sociology Series. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. Illustrations, tables. xxiii + 345 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-17738-0.