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From Parameters, Summer 2006, pp. 162-64.

Arn, Edward. Arn’s War: Memoirs of a World War II Infantryman, 1940-1946. Akron, Ohio: Univ. of Akron Press, 2006. 270 pp. $32.95 ($19.95 paper).

Aslund, Anders, and Michael McFaul, eds. Revolution in Orange: The Origins of Ukraine’s Democratic Breakthrough. Washington: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2006. 224 pp. $16.95 (paper).

Becker, Jasper. Rogue Regime: Kim Jong Il and the Looming Threat of North Korea. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2005. 300 pp. $28.00.

Belohlavek, John M. Broken Glass: Caleb Cushing and the Shattering of the Union. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press, 2005. 482 pp. $65.00.

Blankley, Tony. The West’s Last Chance: Will We Win the Clash of Civilizations? Washington: Regnery Publishing, 2005. 256 pp. $27.95.

Blasko, Dennis J. The Chinese Army Today: Tradition and Transformation for the 21st Century. New York: Routledge, 2005. 228 pp. $36.00 (paper).

Bowden, Mark. Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America’s War with Militant Islam. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2006. 676 pp. $26.00.

Bremer, L. Paul, III, with Malcolm McConnell. My Year in Iraq: The Struggle to Build a Future of Hope. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006. 417 pp. $27.00.

Caldwell, Dan, and Robert E. Williams, Jr. Seeking Security in an Insecure World. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2005. 256 pp. $70.00 ($24.95 paper).

Calloway, Colin G. The Scratch of a Pen: 1763 and the Transformation of North America. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006. 224 pp. $26.00.

Ceulemans, Carl. Reluctant Justice: A Just-War Analysis of the International Use of Force in the Former Yugoslavia (1991-1995). Brussels: Brussels Univ. Press, 2005. 176 pp.

Chaffin, Tom. Sea of Gray: The Around-the-World Odyssey of the Confederate Raider Shenandoah. New York: Hill & Wang, 2006. 432 pp. $25.00.

Chang, Jung, and Jon Halliday. Mao: The Unknown Story. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. 832 pp. $35.00.

Cole, Bernard D. Taiwan’s Security: History and Prospects. New York: Routledge, 2006. 254 pp. $113.00.

Connelly, Donald B. John M. Schofield and the Politics of Generalship. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2006. 488 pp. $49.95.

Coppieters, Bruno, and Robert Legvold, eds. Statehood and Security: Georgia after the Rose Revolution. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2006. 406 pp. $24.00 (paper).

Cordesman, Anthony H. Iraqi Security Forces: A Strategy for Success. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, 2005. 440 pp. $49.95.

Davis, Natalie Zemon. Trickster Travels: A Sixteenth-Century Muslim Between Worlds. New York: Hill & Wang, 2006. 435 pp. $30.00.

Dethloff, Henry C. Texas Aggies Go to War in Service of Their Country. College Station: Texas A&M Univ. Press, 2006. 464 pp. $35.00.

Eagleton, Terry. Holy Terror. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2005. 148 pp. $22.00.

Fishel, John T., and Max G. Manwaring. Uncomfortable Wars Revisited. Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2006. 360 pp. $45.00.


Fitzduff, Mari, and Chris E. Stout, eds. The Psychology of Resolving Global Conflicts: From War to Peace. 3 vols. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, 2005. 1,088 pp. $275.00.

Flood, Charles Bracelen. Grant and Sherman: The Friendship that Won the Civil War. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2005. 480 pp. $27.00.

Forehand, Thomas, Jr., ed. Robert E. Lee’s Lighter Side: The Marble Man’s Sense of Humor. Gretna, La.: Pelican Publishing, 2006. 112 pp. $12.95 (paper).

Forest, James J. F., ed. The Making of a Terrorist: Recruitment, Training, and Root Causes. 3 vols. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, 2006. 1,280 pp. $300.00.

Fukuyama, Francis, ed. Nation-Building: Beyond Afghanistan and Iraq. 8th ed. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2006. 272 pp. $55.00 ($21.95 paper).

Gaddis, John Lewis. The Cold War: A New History. New York: Penguin Press, 2005. 333 pp. $27.95.

Gilmour, David. The Ruling Caste: Imperial Lives in the Victorian Raj. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2005. 416 pp. $26.00.

Goldstein, Lyle J. Preventive Attack and Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Comparative Historical Analysis. Palo Alto, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2005. 268 pp. $50.00.

Hafez, Mohammed M. Manufacturing Human Bombs: The Making of Palestinian Suicide Bombers. Washington: USIP Press, 2006. 144 pp. $12.50 (paper).

Hall, James R. Den of Misery: Indiana’s Civil War Prison. Gretna, La.: Pelican Publishing, 2006. 160 pp. $25.00.

Harrold, Michael. Comrades and Strangers: Behind the Closed Doors of North Korea. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2004. 432 pp. $19.95 (paper).

Hart, Gary. The Shield and the Cloak. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006. 194 pp. $22.00.

Hendrickson, Ryan C. Diplomacy and War at NATO: The Secretary General and Military Action after the Cold War. Columbia: Univ. of Missouri Press, 2006. 184 pp. $34.95 ($16.95 paper).

Heng, Yee-Kuang. War as Risk Management: Strategy and Conflict in an Age of Globalised Risks. New York: Routledge, 2006. 214 pp. $113.00.

Hicks, Robert. The Widow of the South. New York: Warner Books, 2005. 432 pp. $24.95.

Holland, James. Together We Stand: America, Britain, and the Forging of an Alliance. New York: Miramax Books, 2006. 650 pp. $32.95.

Hymans, Jacques E. C. The Psychology of Nuclear Proliferation: Identity, Emotions, and Foreign Policy. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2006. 273 pp. $75.00 ($29.99 paper).

Judd, Orrin C., ed. Redefining Sovereignty. Lye, N.H.: Smith and Kraus, 2006. 520 pp. $29.95.

Judt, Tony. Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945. New York: Penguin Press, 2005. 878 pp. $37.95.

Kile, Shannon N., ed. Europe and Iran: Perspectives on Non-Proliferation. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006. 152 pp. $65.00 ($24.95 paper).

Klein, John J. Space Warfare: Strategy, Principles, and Policy. New York: Routledge, 2005. 196 pp. $113.00.

Lambeth, Benjamin S. Air Power Against Terror: America’s Conduct of Operation Enduring Freedom. Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND, 2005. 466 pp. $35.00 (paper).

Lewy, Guenter. The Armenian Massacres in Ottoman Turkey: A Disputed Genocide. Salt Lake City: Univ. of Utah Press, 2005. 356 pp. $24.95.

Mandeles, Mark D. The Future of War: Organizations as Weapons. Dulles, Va.: Potomac Books, 2005. 224 pp. $48.00 ($24.00 paper).

McGrath, John J., ed. An Army at War: Change in the Midst of Conflict. Ft. Leavenworth, Kans.: Combat Studies Institute Press, 2005. 675 pp.


Megargee, Geoffrey P. War of Annihilation: Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Front, 1941. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2005. 208 pp. $24.95 paper.

Mikaberidze, Alexander. The Czar’s General: The Memoirs of a Russian General in the Napoleonic Wars, Alexey Yermolov. Welwyn Garden City, U.K.: Ravenhall Books, 2005. 256 pp. $34.95.

Minnich, James M. The North Korean People’s Army: Origins and Current Tactics. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2005. 192 pp. $27.95.

Moorcraft, Paul, Gwyn Winfield, and John Chisholm. The New Wars of the West: Anglo-American Voices on the War on Terror. Havertown, Pa.: Casemate, 2005. 320 pp. $27.95.

Osgood, Kenneth. Total Cold War: Eisenhower’s Secret Propaganda Battle at Home and Abroad. Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2006. 512 pp. $45.00.

Packer, George. The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2005. 480 pp. $26.00.

Patterson, James T. Restless Giant: The United States from Watergate to Bush v. Gore. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2005. 480 pp. $35.00.

Paul, T. V., ed. The India-Pakistan Conflict: An Enduring Rivalry. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2005. 273 pp. $75.00 ($29.99 paper).

Quester, George H. Nuclear First Strike: Consequences of a Broken Taboo. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2006. 176 pp. $55.00 ($22.95 paper).

Rappert, Brian. Controlling the Weapons of War: Politics, Persuasion, and the Prohibition of Inhumanity. New York: Routledge, 2005. 223 pp. $113.00.

Raus, Edmund J., Jr. Banners South: A Northern Community at War. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press, 2005. 333 pp. $39.00.

Rooney, David. Stilwell the Patriot: Vinegar Joe, The Brits, and Chiang Kai-Shek. Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Stackpole Books, 2005. 256 pp. $34.95.

Rosenberg, Barry, and Catherine Macaulay. Mavericks of the Sky: The First Daring Pilots of the U.S. Air Mail. New York: William Morrow, 2006. 341 pp. $25.95.

Stevenson, Charles A. SECDEF: The Nearly Impossible Job of Secretary of Defense. Dulles, Va.: Potomac Books, 2006. 256 pp. $24.95.

Stoler, Mark A. Allies in War: Britain and America Against the Axis Powers, 1940-1945. London: Hodder Arnold, 2005. 292 pp. $25.00.

Taaffe, Stephen R. Commanding the Army of the Potomac. Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2006. 296 pp. $34.95.

Terzuolo, Eric. NATO and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Regional Alliance, Global Threats. New York: Routledge, 2006. 240 pp. $120.00.

Tsouras, Peter G. Montezuma: Warlord of the Aztecs. Dulles, Va.: Potomac Books, 2005. 144 pp. $19.95 ($12.95 paper).

Tucker, Jonathan B. War of Nerves: Chemical Warfare from World War I to Al-Qaeda. New York: Pantheon Books, 2006. 481 pp. $30.00.

Venter, Al J. War Dog, Fighting Other People’s Wars: The Modern Mercenary in Combat. Havertown, Pa.: Casemate, 2006. 609 pp. $34.95.

Watson, Bruce Allen. Atlantic Convoys and Nazi Raiders: The Deadly Voyage of the HMS Jervis Bay. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, 2006. 216 pp. $39.95.

Wilentz, Sean. The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln. New York: W. W. Norton, 2005. 992 pp. $35.00.

Winters, Dick, with Cole C. Kingseed. Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters. New York: The Berkley Publishing Group, 2006. 304 pp. $24.95.

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