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Invisible Armies

January 2014

Reviewed by James Abrahamson Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare From Ancient Times to the Present by Max Boot, Liveright Publishing Corporation: New York, 2013, ISBN 978-0-87140-424-4, i-xxix, 750 pp., Hardcover, $35.00; paperback; $18.95; Kindle $13.75. Had Invisible … Continued

The Blood Telegram

January 2014

Reviewed by Jon P. Dorschner The Blood Telegram (Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide) by Gary J. Bass, Alfred A. Knopf: New York, 2013, ISBN 0307700208, 537 pp., $30.00 (Hardcover), $11.99 (Kindle). It has been a long time since I … Continued

The Art of American Power

December 2013

Review by Francis P. Sempa, Contributing Editor
The Age of Jackson and the Art of American Power, 1815-1848 by William Nester, Washington, D.C.: Potomac Books, 2013, ISBN 978-1-61234-605-2, 362 pp.

Magnificent Delusions

December 2013

Review by Jon P. Dorschnercover
Magnificent Delusions (Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding) by Husain Haqqani, Public Affairs: New York, 2013, ISBN 978-1-61039-317, 432 pp.

The Other Europe

December 2013

Review by Csaba T. Chikes
Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956 by Anne Applebaum, Anchor Reprint, 2013, ISBN-13: 978-1400095933, 640 pp.

Avoiding Armageddon

November 2013

Review by Donald Camp
Avoiding Armageddon: America, India, and Pakistan on the Brink and Back by Bruce Reidel, Brookings Institution Press: Washington, DC, 2013, ISBN-13: 978-0815724087, 220 pp.

FDR and the Jews

November 2013

Review by Paul Rockower
FDR and the Jews by Richard Breitman and Allan J. Lichtman, Belknap Press, 2013, ISBN 13: 978-0674050266, 464 pp.

The World’s Most Dangerous Place

November 2013

Review by Gwen Clare
The World’s Most Dangerous Place, Inside the Outlaw State of Somalia by James Fergusson, DaCapo Press, 2013, ISBN-13: 978-0306821172, 432 pp.

Hot Books, Cold War

October 2013

Review by Leonard J. Baldyga
Hot Books in the Cold War by Alfred A. Reisch, Central European University Press, 2013, ISBN-13: 978-6155225239, pp. 574

The Barrios of Manta

October 2013

Review by Brenda Brown Schoonover, President of American Diplomacy Publishers
The Barrios of Manta by Rhoda and Earle Brooks, Amazon Digital Services, 2013, ASIN: B008KPZQRO, 324 pp., $4.99 (Kindle); originally published by New American Library, 1965, ISBN-13: 978-9997555700.

Imperial Designs

October 2013

Review by Amb. (ret.) Greta Morris
Imperial Designs: War, Humiliation and the Making of History by Deepak Tripathi, Potomac Books, 2013, ISBN-13: 978-1612346243, 208 pp.

The Creation of the American Era

October 2013

Review by John H. Brown, Ph.D.
Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2013 ISBN 978-0-691-15836-5 Cloth, 183 pp.

Killing Without Heart

September 2013

Review by Dr. John M. Handley
Killing Without Heart: Limits on Robotic Warfare in an Age of Persistent Conflict by M. Shane Riza, Washington, D.C.: Potomac Books, 2013, ISBN 978-1-61234-613-7, 221 pages

The China Fallacy

September 2013

Review by Stanton Jue
The China Fallacy: How the U.S. Can Benefit From China’s Rise and Avoid Another Cold War by Donald Gross, Bloomsbury, New York & London, 2012, ISBN-13:978-1441147899, paperback 2013, 320 pp.

The Last Days of Kim Jong-il

September 2013

Review by William Maurer
The Last Day’s of Kim Jong-il: The North Korean Threat in a Changing Era by Bruce Bechtol, Jr., Potomac Books, Inc., 2013, ISBN-13: 978-1612346113, 224 pp.

The Last Great Senator

September 2013

Review by James Hawley

The Last Great Senator: Robert C. Byrd—Encounters with Eleven U.S. Presidents by David A. Corbin, Potomac Books, 2012, ISBN-13 978-1612344997, 388 pp.

The Contemporary Middle East

June 2013

Review by Curt Jones
The Contemporary Middle East, Third Edition, Edited by Karl Yambert with a contribution by Shibley Telhami, Westview Press: Boulder, Colorado, 2012, ISBN-13: 978-0813348391, pp. 448

Foreign Policy Begins at Home

June 2013

Two Reviews by Sol Schindler and by John Coffey
Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America’s House in Order by Richard N. Hass, Basic Books, 2013, ISDN 13: 978-0465057986, 208 pp