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Author: 
Robert J. McMahon
Reviewer: 
Marc Frey

Frey on McMahon, 'The Limits of Empire. The United States and Southeast Asia Since World War II'

Robert J. McMahon. The Limits of Empire. The United States and Southeast Asia Since World War II. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999. xii + 276 pp. $18.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-10881-2.

Reviewed by Marc Frey (Institute of Anglo-American History, University of Cologne, Germany) Published on H-Diplo (September, 2000)

Author: 
David F. Rudgers
Reviewer: 
Charles C. Kolb

Kolb on Rudgers, 'Creating the Secret State: The Origins of the Central Intelligence Agency, 1943-1947'

David F. Rudgers. Creating the Secret State: The Origins of the Central Intelligence Agency, 1943-1947. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2000. vii + 244 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1024-2.

Reviewed by Charles C. Kolb (National Endowment for the Humanities ) Published on H-Diplo (September, 2000)

Author: 
Judith S. Jeffrey
Reviewer: 
Mark S. Byrnes

Byrnes on Jeffrey, 'Ambiguous Commitments and Uncertain Policies: The Truman Doctrine in Greece, 1947-1952'

Judith S. Jeffrey. Ambiguous Commitments and Uncertain Policies: The Truman Doctrine in Greece, 1947-1952. Lanham, Md: Lexington Books, 2000. xii + 257 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7391-0046-2.

Reviewed by Mark S. Byrnes (Department of History, Norwich University) Published on H-Diplo (September, 2000)

Greece was no Vietnam

Greece was no Vietnam

Author: 
Andrew Moravcsik
Reviewer: 
Todd Alan Good

Good on Moravcsik, 'The Choice for Europe: Social Purpose and State Power from Messina to Maastricht'

Andrew Moravcsik. The Choice for Europe: Social Purpose and State Power from Messina to Maastricht. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998. x + 514 pp. $22.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8014-8509-1.

Reviewed by Todd Alan Good (Bowling Green State University ) Published on H-Diplo (September, 2000)

Author: 
Paul G. Pierpaoli, Jr.
Reviewer: 
Mark S. Byrnes

Byrnes on Pierpaoli, 'Truman and Korea: The Political Culture of the Early Cold War'

Paul G. Pierpaoli, Jr. Truman and Korea: The Political Culture of the Early Cold War. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1997. xi + 236 pp. $32.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8262-1206-1.

Reviewed by Mark S. Byrnes (Department of History, Norwich University) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2000)

A Corporatist View of the Korean War at Home

Author: 
Marc Trachtenberg
Reviewer: 
Tony Smith

Smith on Trachtenberg, 'A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement 1945-1963'

Marc Trachtenberg. A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement 1945-1963. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999. xi + 402 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-00273-6; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-00183-8.

Reviewed by Tony Smith (Tufts University) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2000)

Author: 
Marc Trachtenberg
Reviewer: 
Thomas R. Maddux

Maddux on Trachtenberg, 'A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement 1945-1963'

Marc Trachtenberg. A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement 1945-1963. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999. xi + 402 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-00273-6; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-00183-8.

Reviewed by Thomas R. Maddux (CSU Northridge) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2000)

Author: 
Marc Trachtenberg
Reviewer: 
Odd Arne Westad

Westad on Marc Trachtenberg, 'A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement, 1945-1963' and Trachtenberg, 'A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement 1945-1963'

Marc Trachtenberg. A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement, 1945-1963. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999. xi + 402 pp. Marc Trachtenberg. A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement 1945-1963. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999. xi + 402 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-00273-6; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-00183-8.

Author: 
Zachary Karabell
Reviewer: 
Jeffrey F. Taffet

Taffet on Karabell, 'Architects of Intervention: The United States, the Third World, and the Cold War 1946-1962'

Zachary Karabell. Architects of Intervention: The United States, the Third World, and the Cold War 1946-1962. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1999. ix+248 pp. $18.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8071-2341-6; $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-2307-2.

Reviewed by Jeffrey F. Taffet (Department of History, Georgetown University) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2000)

Author: 
Marc Trachtenberg
Reviewer: 
Diane S. Clemens

Clemens on Marc Trachtenberg, 'A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement1945-1963' and Trachtenberg, 'A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement 1945-1963'

Marc Trachtenberg. A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement1945-1963. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999. xi + 402 pp. Marc Trachtenberg. A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement 1945-1963. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999. xi + 402 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-00273-6; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-00183-8.

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Author: 
Amy J. Rutenberg
Reviewer: 
James Sandy

Sandy on Rutenberg, 'Rough Draft: Cold War Military Manpower Policy and the Origins of Vietnam-Era Draft Resistance'

Amy J. Rutenberg. Rough Draft: Cold War Military Manpower Policy and the Origins of Vietnam-Era Draft Resistance. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019. 276 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-3936-1; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5017-3958-3

Author: 
Thomas Colley
Reviewer: 
Allison Abra

Abra on Colley, 'Always at War: British Public Narratives of War'

Thomas Colley. Always at War: British Public Narratives of War. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2019. x + 274 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-472-13144-0

Reviewed by Allison Abra (University of Southern Mississippi) Published on H-Diplo (July, 2020) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Samuel F. Wells Jr.
Reviewer: 
James Matray

Matray on Wells Jr., 'Fearing the Worst: How Korea Transformed the Cold War'

Samuel F. Wells Jr. Fearing the Worst: How Korea Transformed the Cold War. Woodrow Wilson Center Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2020. Illustrations, tables. 600 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-54994-3.

Reviewed by James Matray (California State University, Chico) Published on H-Diplo (June, 2020) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Marina E. Henke
Reviewer: 
Paul Poast

Poast on Henke, 'Constructing Allied Cooperation: Diplomacy, Payments, and Power in Multilateral Military Coalitions'

Marina E. Henke. Constructing Allied Cooperation: Diplomacy, Payments, and Power in Multilateral Military Coalitions. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019. Illustrations, charts. 258 pp. $23.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-5017-3971-2; $47.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-3969-9.

Reviewed by Paul Poast (University of Chicago) Published on H-Diplo (June, 2020) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Victoria Reyes
Reviewer: 
Mark J. Sanchez

Sanchez on Reyes, 'Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines'

Victoria Reyes. Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2019. 312 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5036-0799-6; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5036-0941-9