I read widely from many genres. Perhaps this blog will feature fewer ratings and reviews, but I certainly intend to write about my reading life - it's the subject I most find myself wanting to talk about.
(This is a re-post from my LinkedIn page.)
Last fall, I had the opportunity to work with my friend and colleague, Brian R. Urlacher, as he prepared the manuscript for his first book, "International Relations as Negotiation" (Paradigm Publishers, 2015). Dr. Urlacher gave me a kind thank you in his acknowledgments. It was a great pleasure to not only do what I love -- help writers to put their work in the best shape possible -- but to read this particular manuscript. It's a lively and accessible overview of the basics of international relations as understood through the lens of negotiation, filled with broad ideas explained with historic and contemporary references. The primary audience is students new to the field, but anyone with a general interest in IR would appreciate the book. "International Relations as Negotiation" is available in hardcover from Powell's and directly from the publisher. Dr. Urlacher presented me with a fine (and presumably less expensive) trade paperback, but I haven't yet been able to find a link to that edition online. The paperback ISBN is 978-1-61205-416-2. Thank you, Dr. Urlacher, for allowing me to work with you on this project, and congratulations. (Note: This project was freelance, directly with the author. I am not employed or affiliated with Paradigm Publishers.)