Reviews

Author: 
Hallvard Notaker, Giles Scott-Smith, David J. Snyder, eds.
Reviewer: 
Brian R. Robertson

Robertson on Notaker and Scott-Smith and Snyder, 'Reasserting America in the 1970s: U.S. Public Diplomacy and the Rebuilding of America's Image Abroad'


Hallvard Notaker, Giles Scott-Smith, David J. Snyder, eds. Reasserting America in the 1970s: U.S. Public Diplomacy and the Rebuilding of America's Image Abroad. Key Studies in Diplomacy Series. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016. 256 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-78499-331-3.

Reviewed by Brian R. Robertson (Texas A & M University, Central Texas)
Published on H-Diplo (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Douglas A. Wissing
Reviewer: 
Scott Lucas

Lucas on Wissing, 'Hopeless but Optimistic: Journeying through America's Endless War in Afghanistan'


Douglas A. Wissing. Hopeless but Optimistic: Journeying through America's Endless War in Afghanistan. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016. xv + 172 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-02285-1.

Reviewed by Scott Lucas (University of Birmingham)
Published on H-Diplo (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Mark Bradley
Reviewer: 
Steven L. B. Jensen

Jensen on Bradley, 'The World Reimagined: Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century'


Mark Bradley. The World Reimagined: Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 320 pp. $29.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-82975-5.

Reviewed by Steven L. B. Jensen (The Danish Institute for Human Rights)
Published on H-Diplo (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Louis Sell
Reviewer: 
Robert D. English

English on Sell, 'From Washington to Moscow: US-Soviet Relations and the Collapse of the USSR'


Louis Sell. From Washington to Moscow: US-Soviet Relations and the Collapse of the USSR. Durham: Duke University Press Books, 2016. 416 pp. $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-6179-4; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-6195-4.

Reviewed by Robert D. English (University of Southern California)
Published on H-Diplo (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
David A. Baldwin
Reviewer: 
Christopher J. Dolan

Dolan on Baldwin, 'Power and International Relations: A Conceptual Approach'


David A. Baldwin. Power and International Relations: A Conceptual Approach. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016. xii + 223 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-17200-2.

Reviewed by Christopher J. Dolan (Lebanon Valley College)
Published on H-Diplo (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Benjamin Grob-Fitzgibbon
Reviewer: 
Mathias Haeussler

Haeussler on Grob-Fitzgibbon, 'Continental Drift: Britain and Europe from the End of Empire to the Rise of Euroscepticism'


Benjamin Grob-Fitzgibbon. Continental Drift: Britain and Europe from the End of Empire to the Rise of Euroscepticism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 601 pp. $39.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-07126-1.

Reviewed by Mathias Haeussler (University of Cambridge)
Published on H-Diplo (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Nicholas J. Schlosser
Reviewer: 
Joan Clinefelter

Clinefelter on Schlosser, 'Cold War on the Airwaves: The Radio Propaganda War against East Germany'


Nicholas J. Schlosser. Cold War on the Airwaves: The Radio Propaganda War against East Germany. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015. 256 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03969-0.

Reviewed by Joan Clinefelter (University of Northern Colorado)
Published on H-Diplo (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Rosa Brooks
Reviewer: 
Mike Pavelec

Pavelec on Brooks, 'How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon'


Rosa Brooks. How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016. 448 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4767-7786-3; $17.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4767-7787-0.

Reviewed by Mike Pavelec (Air Command and Staff College)
Published on H-Diplo (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Hsiao-ting Lin
Reviewer: 
Stephen G. Craft

Craft on Lin, 'Accidental State: Chiang Kai-shek, the United States, and the Making of Taiwan'


Hsiao-ting Lin. Accidental State: Chiang Kai-shek, the United States, and the Making of Taiwan. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016. Maps. 352 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-65981-0.

Reviewed by Stephen G. Craft (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
Published on H-Diplo (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Amy E. Eckert
Reviewer: 
Eugenio Cusumano

Cusumano on Eckert, 'Outsourcing War: The Just War Tradition in the Age of Military Privatization'


Amy E. Eckert. Outsourcing War: The Just War Tradition in the Age of Military Privatization. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2016. 200 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-5420-2.

Reviewed by Eugenio Cusumano (Leiden University)
Published on H-Diplo (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
M. Kathryn Edwards
Reviewer: 
Michael G. Vann

Vann on Edwards, 'Contesting Indochina: French Remembrance between Decolonization and Cold War'


M. Kathryn Edwards. Contesting Indochina: French Remembrance between Decolonization and Cold War. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016. 328 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-28860-7.

Reviewed by Michael G. Vann (Sacramento State University)
Published on H-Diplo (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Leslie K. Wang
Reviewer: 
Catherine Ceniza Choy

Ceniza Choy on Wang, 'Outsourced Children: Orphanage Care and Adoption in Globalizing China'


Leslie K. Wang. Outsourced Children: Orphanage Care and Adoption in Globalizing China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2016. 208 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5036-0011-9.

Reviewed by Catherine Ceniza Choy (University of California Berkeley)
Published on H-Diplo (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Matthew Dallek
Reviewer: 
Justus Doenecke

Doenecke on Dallek, 'Defenseless under the Night: The Roosevelt Years and the Origins of Homeland Security'


Matthew Dallek. Defenseless under the Night: The Roosevelt Years and the Origins of Homeland Security. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 360 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-974312-4.

Reviewed by Justus Doenecke (New College of Florida)
Published on H-Diplo (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
June Teufel Dreyer
Reviewer: 
Peter Mauch

Mauch on Dreyer, 'Middle Kingdom and Empire of the Rising Sun: Sino-Japanese Relations, Past and Present'


June Teufel Dreyer. Middle Kingdom and Empire of the Rising Sun: Sino-Japanese Relations, Past and Present. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. xi + 454 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-537566-4.

Reviewed by Peter Mauch (Western Sydney University)
Published on H-Diplo (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

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