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Defining Documents in American History:
Secrets, Leaks & Scandals
School Library Journal Starred Review March 2019
A Library Journal Best Reference Book of 2018
CHOICE - Editors' Top 75 Community College Resources for April
" VERDICT Accessible to college and upper-level high school students, this work provides convenient access to, and clear objective analysis of, selected documents essential to our understanding of U.S. history—and to our future. ” -School Library Journal
" ...users will find foundational information on important historical moments and topics... High school and undergraduate students starting a research project or hoping to find the answers to identification questions will find this a useful set. ” -ARBA
Pub. Date: November 2018
ISBN: 978-1-68217-698-6
Price: $295
Great Events from History:
LGBTQ Events, Second Edition
A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2018
Pub. Date: December 2017
ISBN: 978-1-68217-591-0
Price: $175
“The articles in this excellent work are well written… The list of contributors is impressive… Essential. All public and undergraduate libraries.”  
-CHOICE
"The articles in this excellent work are well written, and the inclusion of 'Key Figures' at the beginning of each is very helpful... Summing Up: Essential. All public and undergraduate libraries.” -CHOICE
" This is a user friendly, highly readable reference work that is recommended for public and academic libraries and, where needed, some high school libraries…” -ARBA
Defining Documents in American History:
The Legacy of 9/11
" Shally-Jensen supplies contextualizing information for all the documents as well as biographies of the creators. The best audience for this book is lower-division undergraduates, who can use it as a source for making connections among the various events surrounding the terrorist attacks. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty. ” -CHOICE
"Particularly interesting are the documents relating to the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, a topic that has recently been in the news... This document collection is recommended for school and public libraries." -ARBA
Pub. Date: December 2018
ISBN: 978-1-68217-921-5
Price: $175
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Principles of Sociology:
Societal Issues & Behavior
"The articles are written with a wide audience in mind, providing succinct explorations of topics that minimize jargon and maintain a balanced perspective that represents the supporting and opposing opinions on controversial issues… its focus and timeliness make it a valuable addition to reference collections.” - CHOICE
"The prose is accessible to those who are new to sociology, and the treatment will also be a good refresher for those with some background in the discipline. The contents give readers insight into areas of importance in sociology, and the framework provides for easy understanding. This volume will help those new to the discipline understand how sociologists think and how the field regards itself." -CHOICE
Pub. Date: December 2018
ISBN: 978-1-64265-113-3
Price: $165
Masterplots,
2010-2018 Supplement
Pub. Date: December 2018
ISBN: 978-1-64265-032-7
Price: $225
"For 70 years, high school and college students have turned to Masterplots for a concise summary of the book they were supposed to have read by the next day. Now they may look to Wikipedia, although Masterplots remains a far more reliable source... Organized alphabetically by title, works covered are a global collection of novels, short stories, and plays from all over the world but available in English. VERDICT Not just for students in a rush, this wide-ranging reference resource will be invaluable to anyone interested in literature.” - Library Journal
Novels Into Film:
Adaptations & Interpretations
" Many of the works in this compilation of book-to-film adaptations are well known, but readers will find a few surprises ( It’s a Wonderful Life was adapted from a short story; Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha was a 1972 film). The list includes both faithful adaptations and those only loosely based on the book (such as Apocalypse Now , from Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness ) ... those interested in how a narrative is crafted for film will be fascinated at the accessible, thoughtful treatment. ­VERDICT Recommended for those curious about how stories transition from the printed page to the big screen.” - CHOICE
Pub. Date: September 2018
ISBN: 978-1-68217-907-9
Price: $185
CHOICE Editors' Top 75 Community College Resources
for April
Defining Documents in World History: The 20th Century (1900-1950)
Pub. Date: September 2018
ISBN: 978-1-68217-924-6
Price: $295
Defining Documents in American History: Political Campaigns, Candidates & Debates (1787-2017)
Pub. Date: May 2018
ISBN: 978-1-68217-700-6
Price: $295
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