Reviews

Author: 
Lawrence Rubin, Adam N. Stulberg, eds.
Reviewer: 
Srinivasan Sitaraman

Sitaraman on Rubin and Stulberg, 'The End of Strategic Stability? Nuclear Weapons and the Challenge of Regional Rivalries'

Lawrence Rubin, Adam N. Stulberg, eds. The End of Strategic Stability? Nuclear Weapons and the Challenge of Regional Rivalries. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2018. 328 pp. $36.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62616-603-5; $110.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62616-602-8.

Author: 
James Barr
Reviewer: 
John V. Bowlus

Bowlus on Barr, 'Lords of the Desert: The Battle between the United States and Great Britain for Supremacy in the Modern Middle East'

James Barr. Lords of the Desert: The Battle between the United States and Great Britain for Supremacy in the Modern Middle East. New Yotk: Basic Books, 2018. vi + 454 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-05063-5.

Reviewed by John V. Bowlus (Kadir Has University) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Richard S. Grayson
Reviewer: 
Jay Winter

Winter on Grayson, 'Dublin's Great Wars: The First World War, the Easter Rising and the Irish Revolution'

Richard S. Grayson. Dublin's Great Wars: The First World War, the Easter Rising and the Irish Revolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 484 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-02925-5.

Reviewed by Jay Winter (Yale University) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Lawrence S. Kaplan
Reviewer: 
David Walker

Walker on Kaplan, 'Harold Stassen: Eisenhower, the Cold War, and the Pursuit of Nuclear Disarmament'

Lawrence S. Kaplan. Harold Stassen: Eisenhower, the Cold War, and the Pursuit of Nuclear Disarmament. Studies In Conflict Diplomacy Peace Series. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2018. 212 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-7486-0.

Reviewed by David Walker (Boise State University) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Andreas Wimmer
Reviewer: 
Erin K. Jenne

Jenne on Wimmer, 'Nation Building: Why Some Countries Come Together While Others Fall Apart'

Andreas Wimmer. Nation Building: Why Some Countries Come Together While Others Fall Apart. Princeton Studies in Global and Comparative Sociology Series. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. Illustrations, tables. xxiii + 345 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-17738-0.

Author: 
Renilde Loeckx
Reviewer: 
Dora Vargha

Vargha on Loeckx, 'Cold War Triangle: How Scientists in East and West Tamed HIV'

Renilde Loeckx. Cold War Triangle: How Scientists in East and West Tamed HIV. Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2017. 192 pp. $29.50 (paper), ISBN 978-946270113-7.

Reviewed by Dora Vargha (University of Exeter) Published on H-Diplo (February, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Stephen R. Duncan
Reviewer: 
Bernard F. Dick

Dick on Duncan, 'The Rebel Café: Sex, Race, and Politics in Cold War America’s Nightclub Underground'

Stephen R. Duncan. The Rebel Café: Sex, Race, and Politics in Cold War America’s Nightclub Underground. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018. 336 pp. $54.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-2633-4.

Reviewed by Bernard F. Dick (Fairleigh Dickinson University) Published on H-Diplo (February, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Ling Chen
Reviewer: 
Michael Thompson-Brusstar

Thompson-Brusstar on Chen, 'Manipulating Globalization: The Influence of Bureaucrats on Business in China'

Ling Chen. Manipulating Globalization: The Influence of Bureaucrats on Business in China. Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Series. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2018. 232 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5036-0479-7.

Reviewed by Michael Thompson-Brusstar (University of Michigan) Published on H-Diplo (February, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Warren I. Cohen
Reviewer: 
Michael F. Hopkins

Hopkins on Cohen, 'A Nation Like All Others: A Brief History of American Foreign Relations'

Warren I. Cohen. A Nation Like All Others: A Brief History of American Foreign Relations. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018. 328 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-17566-1.

Reviewed by Michael F. Hopkins (University of Liverpool) Published on H-Diplo (February, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Giles Scott-Smith, J. Simon Rofe, eds.
Reviewer: 
William G. Gray

Gray on Scott-Smith and Rofe, 'Global Perspectives on the Bretton Woods Conference and the Post-War World Order'

Giles Scott-Smith, J. Simon Rofe, eds. Global Perspectives on the Bretton Woods Conference and the Post-War World Order. The World of the Roosevelts Series. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 305 pp. $119.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-319-60890-7.

Reviewed by William G. Gray (Purdue University) Published on H-Diplo (February, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Jessica Blatt
Reviewer: 
Vanessa E. Quince

Quince on Blatt, 'Race and the Making of American Political Science'

Jessica Blatt. Race and the Making of American Political Science. American Governance: Politics, Policy, and Public Law Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. 205 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-5004-6.

Reviewed by Vanessa E. Quince (University of Washington) Published on H-Diplo (February, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Jessica Lynne Pearson
Reviewer: 
Margaret Andersen

Andersen on Pearson, 'The Colonial Politics of Global Health: France and the United Nations in Postwar Africa'

Jessica Lynne Pearson. The Colonial Politics of Global Health: France and the United Nations in Postwar Africa. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018. Illustrations, tables. 272 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-98048-8.

Reviewed by Margaret Andersen (University of Tennessee Knoxville) Published on H-Diplo (February, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Renisa Mawani
Reviewer: 
Fahad Bishara

Bishara on Mawani, 'Across Oceans of Law: The Komagata Maru and Jurisdiction in the Time of Empire'

Renisa Mawani. Across Oceans of Law: The Komagata Maru and Jurisdiction in the Time of Empire. Global and Insurgent Legalities Series. Durham: Duke University Press, 2018. 352 pp. $104.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-7027-7; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-7035-2.

Author: 
Jakub J. Grygiel
Reviewer: 
Megan A. Stewart

Stewart on Grygiel, 'Return of the Barbarians: Confronting Non-State Actors from Ancient Rome to the Present'

Jakub J. Grygiel. Return of the Barbarians: Confronting Non-State Actors from Ancient Rome to the Present. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. ix + 222 pp. $84.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-15857-3; $28.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-61124-1.

Reviewed by Megan A. Stewart (American University) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Brian VanDeMark
Reviewer: 
Jeffrey Kimball

Kimball on VanDeMark, 'Road to Disaster: A New History of America's Descent into Vietnam'

Brian VanDeMark. Road to Disaster: A New History of America's Descent into Vietnam. New York: Custom House, 2018. 656 pp. $32.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-06-244974-0.

Reviewed by Jeffrey Kimball (Miami University) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

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