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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: 
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)

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: 
Philip Nash
Reviewer: 
David A. Welch

Welch on Nash, 'The Other Missiles of October: Eisenhower, Kennedy and the Jupiters, 1957-1963'

Philip Nash. The Other Missiles of October: Eisenhower, Kennedy and the Jupiters, 1957-1963. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997. xvi + 231 pp. $18.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-4647-6; $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2339-2.

Reviewed by David A. Welch (University of Toronto) Published on H-Diplo (March, 1998)

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Author: 
Damien Van Puyvelde
Reviewer: 
Nina A. Kollars

Kollars on Van Puyvelde, 'Outsourcing US Intelligence: Contractors and Government Accountability'

Damien Van Puyvelde. Outsourcing US Intelligence: Contractors and Government Accountability. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019. 269 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4744-5022-5.

Reviewed by Nina A. Kollars (Naval War College) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2020) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
James Lockhart
Reviewer: 
James Siekmeier

Siekmeier on Lockhart, 'Chile, the CIA and the Cold War: A Transatlantic Perspective'

James Lockhart. Chile, the CIA and the Cold War: A Transatlantic Perspective. Edinburgh University Press, 2019. 282 pages. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4744-3561-1.

Reviewed by James Siekmeier (West Virginia University) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2020) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Isaac A. Kamola
Reviewer: 
Tarak Barkawi

Barkawi on Kamola, 'Making the World Global: U.S. Universities and the Production of the Global Imaginary'

Isaac A. Kamola. Making the World Global: U.S. Universities and the Production of the Global Imaginary. Durham: Duke University Press, 2019. 304 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4780-0473-8; $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4780-0417-2.

Reviewed by Tarak Barkawi (London School of Economics) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2020) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Rósa Magnúsdóttir
Reviewer: 
Margaret E. Peacock

Peacock on Magnúsdóttir, 'Enemy Number One: the United States of America in Soviet Ideology and Propaganda, 1945-1959'

Rósa Magnúsdóttir. Enemy Number One: the United States of America in Soviet Ideology and Propaganda, 1945-1959. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. 256 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-068149-4; ISBN 978-0-19-068147-0.

Reviewed by Margaret E. Peacock (The University of Alabama) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2020) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Megan A. Norcia
Reviewer: 
Stephen J. Heathorn

Heathorn on Norcia, 'Gaming Empire in Children's British Board Games, 1836-1860'

Megan A. Norcia. Gaming Empire in Children's British Board Games, 1836-1860. Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present Series. New York: Routledge, 2019. Illustrations. 274 pp. $155.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-367-20935-3.

Reviewed by Stephen J. Heathorn (McMaster University) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2020) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)