Great Lives from History: The 20th Century Review


“…this set is useful for anyone interested in an overview of early to mid-20th-century history.”
-Library Journal, 2007

“…this set's chronological arrangement helps provide useful historical context for events. It is a worthwhile addition to high school, public, and undergraduate reference collections.”
-ARBA, 2008

“Those students needing information on topics in the first half of the 20th century will find it here….Your history teachers should find it on their own, and your literature, art and music teachers will enjoy learning about it because it helps place their particular interests in the historical context of the time they are being created. Recommended.”
-Gale, 2007

“It will be useful chiefly for public and undergraduate-level reference collections, and particularly useful for social history students researching events that typify the zeitgeist of a particular era. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-/upper-level undergraduates; general readers.”
CHOICE, 2007

“Initially daunting in appearance due to its size, this resource is remarkably readable, and the reader is able to locate essential facts with ease. A fount of accessible, valuable material, it is a necessary purchase for libraries already owning earlier installments of this series or for institutions where curriculum has a strong focus on the early part of the twentieth century. Recommended for high-school students and above.”
-Booklist, 2007


“One may think that if libraries own earlier allied sets, the purchase of Great Events from History: The 20th Century, 1941–1970 and Great Events from History: The 20th Century, 1971–2000 is unnecessary. This is not the case since to compete with the likes of Wikipedia, libraries must present credible and authoritative print information in an efficient and accessible format. Recommended for public and undergraduate libraries.”
-Booklist, 2008

“The geographical, chronological, and category indexes in the last volume may prove especially useful to teachers planning units and research projects. Also included are extensive subject and personage indexes. The scope of these collections creates possibilities for many different kinds of inquiry within and across curriculum. Highly recommended for high school, college and public libraries.”
-Doug’s Student Reference Room
(part of review with 1971-2000)

“A useful reference work for undergraduate level and medium-to-large public libraries, this is a good resource for students seeking a basic understanding of and information on military and social history events from 1941 to 1970. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-level undergraduates; general readers.”
-CHOICE, 2008


“The final installation in a series, this six-volume work follows the same format of the other titles, presenting 2-4 page essays on significant events and themes, arranged chronologically by date, and totaling 1083 entries… The material is suitable for high school aged students and above.”
-Booknews, 2008

“…most users will access this set chronologically, looking for information about the important events happening at a particular point in time. For this reason, Great Events from History: The 20th Century is a useful addition to high school, public, and undergraduate reference collections.”
-ARBA, 2008