Books of Interest

October 2016

       Secondhand Time by Svetlana Alexievich Blood and Sand by Alex Von Tunzelmann   China’s Quest by John W. Garver        Cover Point by Jamsheed Marker Task Force Report by the Antiquities Coalition, Asia Society, and The Middle East Institute

Books of Interest September 2016

September 2016

Shaper NationsEdited by William I. Hitchcock, Melvyn P. Leffler and Jeffrey W. Legro Making Sense of the Central African Republic Edited by Tatiana Carayannis and Louisa Lombard Music in America’s Cold War Diplomacy by Danielle Fosler-Lussier Open Wounds by Vicken … Continued

New Books Of Interest, May 2016

May 2016

  Our new format designed to replace our book reviews places more of the choice on you, the Reader. My colleagues and I at American Diplomacy identify new books that we believe may interest you. We’ll provide basic information on … Continued

New Books Of Interest, April 2016

April 2016

  Our new format designed to replace our book reviews places more of the choice on you, the Reader. My colleagues and I at American Diplomacy will identify a variety of new books that we believe may interest you. We’ll … Continued

New Books Of Interest, March 2016

March 2016

  Our new format designed to replace our book reviews places more of the choice on you, the Reader. My colleagues and I at American Diplomacy will identify a variety of new books that we believe may interest you. We’ll … Continued

Why India is Not a Great Power (Yet)

February 2016

Reviewed by Jon Dorschner Why India is not a Great Power (Yet) by Bharat Karnad, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, 2015, ISBN 978-0-19-945922-3, 552 pp., $59.95 (Hardcover). Bharat Karnad is a substantive Indian intellectual with a strong pedigree. He … Continued

Six New Books Alerts for January 2016

February 2016

  Our new format designed to replace our book reviews places more of the choice on you, the Reader. My colleagues and I at American Diplomacy will identify a variety of new books that we believe may interest you. We’ll … Continued

Green Signals

January 2016

Reviewed by Jon P. Dorschner Green Signals: Ecology, Growth, and Democracy in India by Jairam Ramesh, Oxford University Press (India), New Delhi, 2015, ISBN 978-0-19-945752-6, 604 pp., $32.85 (Hardcover). I am extremely concerned about the impact of environmental factors on … Continued

Six New Books Alerts for January 2016

January 2016

  Our new format designed to replace our book reviews places more of the choice on you, the Reader. My colleagues and I at American Diplomacy will identify a variety of new books that we believe may interest you. We’ll … Continued

Six New Books Alerts for November 2015

November 2015

Our new format designed to replace our book reviews places more of the choice on you, the Reader. My colleagues and I at American Diplomacy will identify a variety of new books that we believe may interest you. We’ll provide … Continued

The Mind of the African Strongman

November 2015

Reviewed by Anthony Quainton Herman J Cohen, The Mind of the African Strongman: Conversations with Dictators, Statesmen, and Father Figures, New Academia Publishing/Vellum, 2015, ISBN-13: 978-098643530, 288 pp. $34.00 (Hardcover), $24.00 (Paperback) In the course of a forty-year career working … Continued

Midnight’s Furies

October 2015

Reviewed by Dr. Jon P. Dorschner Midnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition by Nisid Hajari, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, New York, New York, 2015, ISBN 978-0-547-66921-2, 328 pp., $28.00 (Hardcover), $14.99 (Kindle). It is a well-documented historical … Continued

New Books Of Interest, October 2015

October 2015

This new format places more of the choice on you, the Reader. My colleagues and I at American Diplomacy have identified a variety of new books that we believe may interest you. We’ve provided basic information on the books and … Continued

New Books Of Interest, September 2015

September 2015

Our new format designed to replace our book reviews places more of the choice on you, the Reader. My colleagues and I at American Diplomacy will identify a variety of new books that we believe may interest you. We’ll provide … Continued

New Books Of Interest, June 2015

June 2015

Our new format designed to replace our book reviews places more of the choice on you, the Reader. My colleagues and I at American Diplomacy will identify a variety of new books that we believe may interest you. We’ll provide … Continued

Technology in Counterinsurgency Warfare

May 2015

Review by Dr. John M. Handley The Role and Limitations of Technology in US Counterinsurgency Warfare, by Richard Rubright, Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press (Potomac Books), 2015. ISBN 13: 978-1-61234-675-5, 328 pages (end-notes, references, and an index), $36.95. Richard … Continued

Cold War Modernist

May 2015

Review by Dr. John H. Brown Greg Barnhisel, Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, and American Cultural Diplomacy, New York: Columbia University Press, 2015, ISBN: 978-0-231-16230-2, Hardcover, 336 pp., $40.00 The volume under review, by Duquesne University professor of English Greg … Continued

Uphill Battle

May 2015

Review by James T. Quinlivan Uphill Battle: Reflections on Viet Nam Counterinsurgency by Frank Scotton, Texas Tech University Press, ISBN-13: 9780896728677, 2014, 512 pp., $85.00 Hardcover, $28.81 Paperback, $38.49 Nook e-book. It is more than fifty years since Frank Scotton … Continued

The Accidental Prime Minister

April 2015

Review by Jon P. Dorschner The Accidental Prime Minister (The Making and Unmaking of Mohan Singh) by Sanjaya Baru, Viking Books: New York, 2014, ISBN 978-0-670086740, 287 pp., $28.88 (Hardcover), $12.72 (Kindle). This is my second book review covering the … Continued