Reviews

Author: 
A. Wess Michell
Reviewer: 
Lothar Hoebelt

Hoebelt on Michell, 'The Grand Strategy of the Habsburg Empire'

A. Wess Michell. The Grand Strategy of the Habsburg Empire. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. 416 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-17670-3.

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

Author: 
Dawn Chatty
Reviewer: 
Sarah Parkinson

Parkinson on Chatty, 'Syria: The Making and Unmaking of a Refuge State'

Dawn Chatty. Syria: The Making and Unmaking of a Refuge State. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. x + 289 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-087606-7.

Reviewed by Sarah Parkinson (Johns Hopkins University) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Wim Klooster, Gert Oostindie
Reviewer: 
Timo McGregor

McGregor on Klooster and Oostindie, 'Realm between Empires: The Second Dutch Atlantic, 1680-1815'

Wim Klooster, Gert Oostindie. Realm between Empires: The Second Dutch Atlantic, 1680-1815. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018. 348 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-0526-7.

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

Author: 
Rachel A. May, Alejandro Schneider, Roberto González Arana
Reviewer: 
Aaron Coy Moulton

Moulton on May and Schneider and González Arana, 'Caribbean Revolutions: Cold War Armed Movements'

Rachel A. May, Alejandro Schneider, Roberto González Arana. Caribbean Revolutions: Cold War Armed Movements. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 174 pp. $24.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-108-44090-5.

Reviewed by Aaron Coy Moulton (Stephen F. Austin State University) Published on H-Diplo (December, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Mischa Honeck
Reviewer: 
Mark Sachleben

Sachleben on Honeck, 'Our Frontier Is the World: The Boy Scouts in the Age of American Ascendancy'

Mischa Honeck. Our Frontier Is the World: The Boy Scouts in the Age of American Ascendancy. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018. 392 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-1618-8.

Reviewed by Mark Sachleben (Shippensburg University) Published on H-Diplo (December, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Bruce E. Bechtol Jr.
Reviewer: 
Robert E. McCoy

McCoy on Bechtol Jr., 'North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa: Enabling Violence and Instability'

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr. North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa: Enabling Violence and Instability. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2018. 274 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-7588-1.

Reviewed by Robert E. McCoy (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Diplo (December, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Chiara Ruffa
Reviewer: 
B. K. Greener

Greener on Ruffa, 'Military Cultures in Peace and Stability Operations: Afghanistan and Lebanon'

Chiara Ruffa. Military Cultures in Peace and Stability Operations: Afghanistan and Lebanon. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. 204 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-5018-3.

Reviewed by B. K. Greener (Massey University) Published on H-Diplo (December, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Scott A. Snyder
Reviewer: 
Taehwan Kim

Kim on Snyder, 'South Korea at the Crossroads: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers'

Scott A. Snyder. South Korea at the Crossroads: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers. A Council on Foreign Relations Book Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018. 376 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-18548-6.

Reviewed by Taehwan Kim (Korea National Diplomatic Academy) Published on H-Diplo (December, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Max Brooks, John Amble, ML Cavanaugh, Jaym Gates, Stanley A. McChrystal, eds.
Reviewer: 
Stephen Dyson

Dyson on Brooks and Amble and Cavanaugh and Gates and McChrystal and eds., 'Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict'

Max Brooks, John Amble, ML Cavanaugh, Jaym Gates, Stanley A. McChrystal, eds. Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict. Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2018. xx + 246 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-64012-033-4.

Reviewed by Stephen Dyson (University of Connecticut) Published on H-Diplo (December, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra
Reviewer: 
Jorge Díaz Ceballos

Díaz Ceballos on Cañizares-Esguerra, 'Entangled Empires: The Anglo-Iberian Atlantic, 1500-1830'

Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra. Entangled Empires: The Anglo-Iberian Atlantic, 1500-1830. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. 344 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4983-5.

Reviewed by Jorge Díaz Ceballos (Universidad Pablo de Olavide) Published on H-Diplo (December, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Stefan Andersson, ed.
Reviewer: 
Madelaine Chiam

Chiam on Andersson, 'Revisiting the Vietnam War and International Law: Views and Interpretations of Richard Falk'

Stefan Andersson, ed. Revisiting the Vietnam War and International Law: Views and Interpretations of Richard Falk. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 438 pp. $34.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-108-40996-4.

Reviewed by Madelaine Chiam (La Trobe University) Published on H-Diplo (December, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Matthew K. Shannon
Reviewer: 
Roham Alvandi

Alvandi on Shannon, 'Losing Hearts and Minds: American-Iranian Relations and International Education during the Cold War'

Matthew K. Shannon. Losing Hearts and Minds: American-Iranian Relations and International Education during the Cold War. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2017. 256 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-1313-2.

Reviewed by Roham Alvandi (London School of Economics) Published on H-Diplo (December, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Jenny Thompson, Sherry Thompson
Reviewer: 
David S. Foglesong

Foglesong on Thompson and Thompson, 'The Kremlinologist: Llewellyn E. Thompson, America's Man in Cold War Moscow'

Jenny Thompson, Sherry Thompson. The Kremlinologist: Llewellyn E. Thompson, America's Man in Cold War Moscow. Johns Hopkins Nuclear History and Contemporary Affairs Series. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 2018. Illustrations. 600 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4214-2454-5; $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-2409-5.

Author: 
Jonas Brendebach, Martin Herzer, Heidi Tworek, eds.
Reviewer: 
Michael Stamm

Stamm on Brendebach and Herzer and Tworek, 'International Organizations and the Media in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Exorbitant Expectations'

Jonas Brendebach, Martin Herzer, Heidi Tworek, eds. International Organizations and the Media in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Exorbitant Expectations. Routledge Studies in Modern History. Abingdon: Routledge, 2018. 256 pp. $140.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-30308-9.

Reviewed by Michael Stamm (Michigan State University) Published on H-Diplo (November, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Manlio Graziano
Reviewer: 
Alexander Sager

Sager on Graziano, 'What Is a Border?'

Manlio Graziano. What Is a Border? Stanford: Stanford Briefs, 2018. 101 pp. $12.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5036-0539-8.

Reviewed by Alexander Sager (Portland State University) Published on H-Diplo (November, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

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