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Author: 
Michael Nelson
Reviewer: 
Jaclyn Stanke

Stanke on Nelson, 'War of the Black Heavens: The Battles of Western Broadcasting in the Cold War'

Michael Nelson. War of the Black Heavens: The Battles of Western Broadcasting in the Cold War. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 1997. xx + 277 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8156-0479-2.

Reviewed by Jaclyn Stanke (Department of History, Emory University) Published on H-Diplo (July, 1999)

On the Air with the Cold War

Author: 
Vladislav Zubok, Constantine Pleshakov
Reviewer: 
Thomas R. Maddux

Maddux on Zubok and Pleshakov, 'Inside the Kremlin's Cold War: From Stalin to Khrushchev'

Vladislav Zubok, Constantine Pleshakov. Inside the Kremlin's Cold War: From Stalin to Khrushchev. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1996. xv + 282 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-45531-3.

Reviewed by Thomas R. Maddux (California State University, Northridge) Published on H-Diplo (July, 1999)

Open Up the Documents, Let the Games Continue:

Author: 
Alan Harris Bath
Reviewer: 
Charles C. Kolb

Kolb on Bath, 'Tracking the Axis Enemy: The Triumph of Anglo-American Naval Intelligence'

Alan Harris Bath. Tracking the Axis Enemy: The Triumph of Anglo-American Naval Intelligence. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998. xii + 308 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-0917-8.

Reviewed by Charles C. Kolb (National Endowment for the Humanities) Published on H-Diplo (June, 1999)

Author: 
Peter J. Katzenstein, ed.
Reviewer: 
James Carafano

Carafano on Katzenstein, 'The Culture of National Security: Norms and Identity in World Politics'

Peter J. Katzenstein, ed. The Culture of National Security: Norms and Identity in World Politics. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996. xv + 562 pp. $76.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-10468-5.

Reviewed by James Carafano (Georgetown University) Published on H-Diplo (June, 1999)

Author: 
Noel E. Firth, James H. Noren
Reviewer: 
David Engerman

Engerman on Firth and Noren, 'Soviet Defense Spending: A History of CIA Estimates, 1950-1990'

Noel E. Firth, James H. Noren. Soviet Defense Spending: A History of CIA Estimates, 1950-1990. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1998. xix + 291 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-89096-805-5.

Reviewed by David Engerman (Department of History, University of California-Berkeley) Published on H-Diplo (April, 1999)

Military Intelligence

Author: 
Jurgen Osterhammel
Reviewer: 
Michael D. Callahan

Callahan on Osterhammel, 'Colonialism: A Theoretical Overview'

Jurgen Osterhammel. Colonialism: A Theoretical Overview. Princeton, N.J.: Markus Wiener Publishers, 1997. 146 pp. $18.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55876-130-8; $42.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55876-129-2.

Reviewed by Michael D. Callahan (Kettering University) Published on H-Diplo (April, 1999)

Author: 
P. M. H. Bell
Reviewer: 
Antoine Capet

Capet on Bell, 'France and Britain, 1940-1994 : The Long Separation'

P. M. H. Bell. France and Britain, 1940-1994 : The Long Separation. London and New York: Longman, 1997. viii + 320 pp. $44.80 (textbook), ISBN 978-0-582-28920-8; $89.33 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-582-28921-5.

Reviewed by Antoine Capet (Université de Rouen) Published on H-Diplo (March, 1999)

Author: 
Philip Thody
Reviewer: 
Thomas Diez

Diez on Thody, 'An Historical Introduction to the European Union'

Philip Thody. An Historical Introduction to the European Union. London and New York: Routledge, 1997. xxvi + 117 pp. $14.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-415-17107-6.

Reviewed by Thomas Diez (Copenhagen Peace Research Institute) Published on H-Diplo (January, 1999)

The Compass(es) of European Integration

Author: 
Eric Alterman
Reviewer: 
Lloyd C. Gardner

Gardner on Alterman, 'Who Speaks for America: Why Democracy Matters in Foreign Policy'

Eric Alterman. Who Speaks for America: Why Democracy Matters in Foreign Policy. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1998. ix + 244 pp. $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-3574-4.

Reviewed by Lloyd C. Gardner (Rutgers University) Published on H-Diplo (January, 1999)

Author: 
Thomas E. Mahl
Reviewer: 
Margaret Paton-Walsh

Paton-Walsh on Mahl, 'Desperate Deception: British Covert Operations in the United States 1939-44'

Thomas E. Mahl. Desperate Deception: British Covert Operations in the United States 1939-44. Washington, D.C., and London: Brassey's, 1998. xiv + 256 pp. $26.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57488-080-9.

Reviewed by Margaret Paton-Walsh (Department of History, Colorado State University) Published on H-Diplo (January, 1999)

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Nianshen Song
Reviewer: 
Enze Han

Han on Song, 'Making Borders in Modern East Asia: Tumen River Demarcation, 1881-1919'

Nianshen Song. Making Borders in Modern East Asia: Tumen River Demarcation, 1881-1919. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 318 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-17395-8.

Reviewed by Enze Han (University of Hong Kong) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Kevin Dawson
Reviewer: 
Dalia A. Muller

Muller on Dawson, 'Undercurrents of Power: Aquatic Culture in the African Diaspora'

Kevin Dawson. Undercurrents of Power: Aquatic Culture in the African Diaspora. Pittsburgh: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. viii + 351 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4989-7.

Reviewed by Dalia A. Muller (University at Buffalo) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
A. Wess Michell
Reviewer: 
Lothar Hoebelt

Hoebelt on Michell, 'The Grand Strategy of the Habsburg Empire'

A. Wess Michell. The Grand Strategy of the Habsburg Empire. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. 416 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-17670-3.

Reviewed by Lothar Hoebelt (University of Vienna) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Dawn Chatty
Reviewer: 
Sarah Parkinson

Parkinson on Chatty, 'Syria: The Making and Unmaking of a Refuge State'

Dawn Chatty. Syria: The Making and Unmaking of a Refuge State. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. x + 289 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-087606-7.

Reviewed by Sarah Parkinson (Johns Hopkins University) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Wim Klooster, Gert Oostindie
Reviewer: 
Timo McGregor

McGregor on Klooster and Oostindie, 'Realm between Empires: The Second Dutch Atlantic, 1680-1815'

Wim Klooster, Gert Oostindie. Realm between Empires: The Second Dutch Atlantic, 1680-1815. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018. 348 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-0526-7.

Reviewed by Timo McGregor (New York University) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)