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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: 
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: 
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: 
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)

Author: 
Lindsay W. Michie
Reviewer: 
John E. Moser

Moser on Michie, 'Portrait of an Appeaser: Robert Hadow, First Secretary in the British Foreign Office, 1931-1939'

Lindsay W. Michie. Portrait of an Appeaser: Robert Hadow, First Secretary in the British Foreign Office, 1931-1939. Westport, Conn. and London: Praeger, 1996. xiv + 166 pp. $57.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-275-95369-0.

Reviewed by John E. Moser (Department of History, University of Georgia) Published on H-Diplo (November, 1998)

An Incomplete Look at Appeasement

Author: 
Walter L. Hixson
Reviewer: 
Frank Schumacher

Schumacher on Hixson, 'Parting the Curtain: Propaganda, Culture, and the Cold War, 1945-61'

Walter L. Hixson. Parting the Curtain: Propaganda, Culture, and the Cold War, 1945-61. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997. xvi + 283 pp. $33.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-312-17680-8; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-312-16080-7.

Reviewed by Frank Schumacher (University of Bonn) Published on H-Diplo (April, 1998)

Author: 
Aleksandr Fursenko, Timothy Naftali
Reviewer: 
James N. Giglio

Giglio on Fursenko and Naftali, 'One Hell of a Gamble: Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, 1958-1964'

Aleksandr Fursenko, Timothy Naftali. One Hell of a Gamble: Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, 1958-1964. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1997. xi + 420. $27.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-393-04070-8.

Reviewed by James N. Giglio (Southwest Missouri State University) Published on H-Diplo (March, 1998)

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
John Fisher, Effie G. H. Pedaliu, Richard Smith, eds.
Reviewer: 
Sue Onslow

Onslow on Fisher and Pedaliu and Smith, 'The Foreign Office, Commerce and British Foreign Policy in the Twentieth Century'

John Fisher, Effie G. H. Pedaliu, Richard Smith, eds. The Foreign Office, Commerce and British Foreign Policy in the Twentieth Century. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 594 pp. $159.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-46580-1.

Reviewed by Sue Onslow (University of London) Published on H-Diplo (September, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Ayça Çubukçu
Reviewer: 
Johanna Goossens

Goossens on Çubukçu, 'For the Love of Humanity: The World Tribunal on Iraq'

Ayça Çubukçu. For the Love of Humanity: The World Tribunal on Iraq. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. 240 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-5050-3.

Reviewed by Johanna Goossens (Erasmus University Rotterdam) Published on H-Diplo (September, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Kimberly D. McKee
Reviewer: 
Young Sun Park

Park on McKee, 'Disrupting Kinship: Transnational Politics of Korean Adoption in the United States'

Kimberly D. McKee. Disrupting Kinship: Transnational Politics of Korean Adoption in the United States. Asian American Experience Series. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2019. xii + 231 pp. $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08405-8; $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-04228-7.

Author: 
Hall Gardner
Reviewer: 
Sarang Shidore

Shidore on Gardner, 'IR Theory, Historical Analogy, and Major Power War'

Hall Gardner. IR Theory, Historical Analogy, and Major Power War. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 339 pp. ($84.99), ISBN 978-3-030-04635-4.

Reviewed by Sarang Shidore (The University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Diplo (September, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
John M. Thompson
Reviewer: 
Benjamin Coates

Coates on Thompson, 'Great Power Rising: Theodore Roosevelt and the Politics of U.S. Foreign Policy'

John M. Thompson. Great Power Rising: Theodore Roosevelt and the Politics of U.S. Foreign Policy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. 288 pp. $23.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-19-085997-8; $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-085995-4.

Reviewed by Benjamin Coates (Wake Forest University) Published on H-Diplo (September, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)