by Godfrey Garner The week ending January 11th, 2014 brought with it a metaphoric retraction of the curtain that obscures the Great and Powerful Wizard. Robert Gates memoir, ‘Duty’ went a long way toward clarifying suspicions, long held by those … Continued
Category: Featured Book Reviews
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Review by Paul Rockower
FDR and the Jews by Richard Breitman and Allan J. Lichtman, Belknap Press, 2013, ISBN 13: 978-0674050266, 464 pp.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Review by Jon P. Dorschner
The Way of the Knife, The CIA, A Secret Army, and A War at the Ends of the Earth by Mark Mazzetti, The Penguin Press: New York, 2013, ISBN 978-1594204802, 400 pp.
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