Professor Kendall Stiles, Brigham Young University
"The topic is interesting, even fascinating, and it is altogether surprising that no one has done this before. Sandholtz puts forward a simple model of normative change and uses it very effectively to show that norms on wartime plunder have changed over the centuries. He writes clearly; his prose never calls attention to itself or the author. Readers will know what Sandholtz values, but he doesn't let his values cloud his judgment or dictate the story. What more could we ask?"
Nicholas Onuf, Professor Emeritus of Florida International University
"This book offers a significant theoretical contribution, as well as a fascinating historical analysis of changing norms of wartime plunder. Among its many strengths is clarity, thoughtfulness, and high quality scholarship. It offers a portable analytic framework that is sure to inspire further empirical analysis."
Professor Susan Sell of the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University