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Author: 
Ward Thomas
Reviewer: 
Jonathan B. Isacoff

Isacoff on Thomas, 'The Ethics of Destruction'

Ward Thomas. The Ethics of Destruction. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001. x + 222 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-8741-5.

Reviewed by Jonathan B. Isacoff (Political Science Department, St. Joseph's University) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2002)

Constructing Death: Norms, War, and Civilian Casualties

Constructing Death: Norms, War, and Civilian Casualties

Author: 
David G. Williamson
Reviewer: 
Bernd Schaefer

Schaefer on Williamson, 'Germany from Defeat to Partition, 1945-1963'

David G. Williamson. Germany from Defeat to Partition, 1945-1963. Seminar Studies in History. Harlow, Essex: Pearson Education Limited, 2001. xvii + 179 pp. $14.60 (paper), ISBN 978-0-582-29218-5.

Reviewed by Bernd Schaefer (Woodrow Wilson International Center) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2002)

Compact and Balanced Historiography

Compact and Balanced Historiography

Author: 
Keith Payne
Reviewer: 
Tom Nichols

Nichols on Payne, 'The Fallacies of Cold War Deterrence and a New Direction'

Keith Payne. The Fallacies of Cold War Deterrence and a New Direction. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2001. xiv + 225 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-9015-0.

Reviewed by Tom Nichols (Department of Strategy and Policy, U.S. Naval War College) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2002)

Does Deterrence Have a Future (or Even a Past?)

Author: 
Walter C. Clemens, Jr.
Reviewer: 
John McNay

McNay on Clemens, 'America and the World, 1898-2025: Achievements, Failures, Alternative Futures'

Walter C. Clemens, Jr. America and the World, 1898-2025: Achievements, Failures, Alternative Futures. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. xi + 255 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-312-23638-0; $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-312-22878-1.

Reviewed by John McNay (Department of History, Raymond Walters College, University of Cincinnati) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2002)

Author: 
Judith Keene
Reviewer: 
David A. Messenger

Messenger on Keene, 'Fighting for Franco: International Volunteers in Nationalist Spain During the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39'

Judith Keene. Fighting for Franco: International Volunteers in Nationalist Spain During the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39. London and New York: Leicester University Press, 2001. x + 310 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7185-0126-6.

Reviewed by David A. Messenger (Department of History, Carroll College) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2002)

A Spanish Labyrinth for the International Right

Author: 
Alexander J. Motyl
Reviewer: 
Ted Bromund

Bromund on Motyl, 'Imperial Ends: The Decay, Collapse, and Revival of Empires'

Alexander J. Motyl. Imperial Ends: The Decay, Collapse, and Revival of Empires. New York: Columbia University Press, 2001. 128 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-12110-1.

Reviewed by Ted Bromund (International Security Studies, Yale University) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2002)

All Fall Down: Empires, Structure, and Agency

All Fall Down: Empires, Structure, and Agency

Author: 
Antony Lentin
Reviewer: 
Robert K. Hanks

Hanks on Lentin, 'Lloyd George and the Lost Peace: From Versailles to Hitler, 1919-1940'

Antony Lentin. Lloyd George and the Lost Peace: From Versailles to Hitler, 1919-1940. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001. 182 pp. £42.50/$60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-333-91961-3.

Reviewed by Robert K. Hanks (University of Toronto) Published on H-Diplo (April, 2002)

Author: 
Jerome M. Conley
Reviewer: 
Eric Pullin

Pullin on Conley, 'Indo-Russian Military and Nuclear Cooperation: Lessons and Options for U.S. Policy in South Asia'

Jerome M. Conley. Indo-Russian Military and Nuclear Cooperation: Lessons and Options for U.S. Policy in South Asia. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2001. ix-xiii + 164 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7391-0217-6.

Reviewed by Eric Pullin (College of Business and Management, Cardinal Stritch University) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2002)

Fracturing the Indo-Russian

Author: 
Ronald Radosh Sevostianov, Mary R. Habeck, eds. Grigory
Reviewer: 
Robert Whealey

Whealey on Sevostianov and Habeck and Grigory, 'Spain Betrayed: The Soviet Union in the Spanish Civil War'

Ronald Radosh Sevostianov, Mary R. Habeck, eds. Grigory. Spain Betrayed: The Soviet Union in the Spanish Civil War. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2001. xxx + 537 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-08981-3.

Reviewed by Robert Whealey (Department of History, Ohio University) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2002)

Soviet Intervention in the Spanish Civil War: Review Article

Author: 
Sabine Lee
Reviewer: 
Arne Kislenko

Kislenko on Lee, 'Victory in Europe?: Britain and Germany since 1945'

Sabine Lee. Victory in Europe?: Britain and Germany since 1945. Harlow, England: Longman, 2001. 282 pp. $22.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-582-29483-7.

Reviewed by Arne Kislenko (Department of History, Ryerson University) Published on H-Diplo (February, 2002)

Whose Victory in Europe?

Whose Victory in Europe?

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Recent Reviews

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)

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.