Reviews

Author: 
Joshua Kurlantzick
Reviewer: 
Chia Youyee Vang

Vang on Kurlantzick, 'A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA'


Joshua Kurlantzick. A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017. 336 pp. 28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4516-6786-8.

Reviewed by Chia Youyee Vang (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Published on H-Diplo (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Karim Makdisi, Vijay Prashad, eds.
Reviewer: 
Lise M. Howard

Howard on Makdisi and Prashad, 'Land of Blue Helmets: The United Nations and the Arab World'


Karim Makdisi, Vijay Prashad, eds. Land of Blue Helmets: The United Nations and the Arab World. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016. 552 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-28694-8; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-28693-1.

Reviewed by Lise M. Howard (Georgetown University)
Published on H-Diplo (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

The Past and Future of UN Action: The Arab World

Author: 
Lawrence Wright
Reviewer: 
Justin Conrad

Conrad on Wright, 'The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State'


Lawrence Wright. The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State. New York: Knopf, 2016. 384 pp. $28.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-385-35205-5.

Reviewed by Justin Conrad (UNC Charlotte)
Published on H-Diplo (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Robert J. Lieber
Reviewer: 
Kyle Haynes

Haynes on Lieber, 'Retreat and its Consequences: American Foreign Policy and the Problem of World Order'


Robert J. Lieber. Retreat and its Consequences: American Foreign Policy and the Problem of World Order. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 152 pp. $24.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-50671-4.

Reviewed by Kyle Haynes (Purdue University)
Published on H-Diplo (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Paul Rubinson
Reviewer: 
John Krige

Krige on Rubinson, 'Redefining Science: Scientists, the National Security State, and Nuclear Weapons in Cold War America'


Paul Rubinson. Redefining Science: Scientists, the National Security State, and Nuclear Weapons in Cold War America. Culture, Politics, and the Cold War Series. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2017. 324 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62534-244-7; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62534-243-0.

Author: 
Colin Barr, Hilary M. Carey, eds.
Reviewer: 
Donald MacRaild

MacRaild on Barr and Carey, 'Religion and Greater Ireland: Christianity and Irish Global Networks, 1750-1950'


Colin Barr, Hilary M. Carey, eds. Religion and Greater Ireland: Christianity and Irish Global Networks, 1750-1950. McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Religion Series. Montreal: McGill Queen's University Press, 2015. 472 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7735-4570-0; $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7735-4569-4.

Reviewed by Donald MacRaild (Ulster University)
Published on H-Diplo (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Ray Takeyh, Steven Simon
Reviewer: 
Diego Pagliarulo

Pagliarulo on Takeyh and Simon, 'The Pragmatic Superpower: Winning the Cold War in the Middle East'


Ray Takeyh, Steven Simon. The Pragmatic Superpower: Winning the Cold War in the Middle East. W. W. Norton & Company, 2016. xviii + 396 pages. $28.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-393-08151-0.

Reviewed by Diego Pagliarulo (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-Diplo (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Wim Klooster
Reviewer: 
Ernst Pijning

Pijning on Klooster, 'The Dutch Moment: War, Trade, and Settlement in the Seventeenth-Century Atlantic World'


Wim Klooster. The Dutch Moment: War, Trade, and Settlement in the Seventeenth-Century Atlantic World. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2016. 432 pp. Illustrations. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-5045-7.

Reviewed by Ernst Pijning (Minot State University)
Published on H-Diplo (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Adrian Finucane
Reviewer: 
Adrian Pearce

Pearce on Finucane, 'The Temptations of Trade: Britain, Spain, and the Struggle for Empire'


Adrian Finucane. The Temptations of Trade: Britain, Spain, and the Struggle for Empire. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. 224 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4812-8.

Reviewed by Adrian Pearce (University College London)
Published on H-Diplo (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
J. Kael Weston
Reviewer: 
Carrie A. Lee

Lee on Weston, 'The Mirror Test: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan'


J. Kael Weston. The Mirror Test: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan. Knopf, 2016. 608 pp. 28.95 (hardcover), ISBN 978-0-385-35112-6.

Reviewed by Carrie A. Lee (University of Notre Dame)
Published on H-Diplo (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
David Brophy
Reviewer: 
Alexandre Papas

Papas on Brophy, 'Uyghur Nation: Reform and Revolution on the Russia-China Frontier'


David Brophy. Uyghur Nation: Reform and Revolution on the Russia-China Frontier. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016. 368 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-66037-3.

Reviewed by Alexandre Papas (CNRS-EHESS)
Published on H-Diplo (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann
Reviewer: 
Eric A. Heinze

Heinze on Howard-Hassmann, 'State Food Crimes'


Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann. State Food Crimes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 288 pp. $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-58996-4; $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-13352-5.

Reviewed by Eric A. Heinze (University of Oklahoma)
Published on H-Diplo (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Henry Wai-Chung Yeung
Reviewer: 
Paul S. Ciccantell

Ciccantell on Yeung, 'Strategic Coupling: East Asian Industrial Transformation in the New Global Economy History'


Henry Wai-Chung Yeung. Strategic Coupling: East Asian Industrial Transformation in the New Global Economy History. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2016. 312 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5017-0256-3.

Reviewed by Paul S. Ciccantell (Western Michigan University)
Published on H-Diplo (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Kerstin Fisk, Jennifer M. Ramos, ed.
Reviewer: 
Adrian Lewis

Lewis on Fisk and Ramos, 'Preventive Force: Drones, Targeted Killing, and the Transformation of Contemporary Warfare'


Kerstin Fisk, Jennifer M. Ramos, ed. Preventive Force: Drones, Targeted Killing, and the Transformation of Contemporary Warfare. New York: New York University Press, 2016. 368 pp. $89.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4798-5753-1; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4798-5765-4.

Reviewed by Adrian Lewis (The University of Kansas)
Published on H-Diplo (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

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