"Entries of 1,500–2,000 words summarize the historical impact of political events, natural disasters, Supreme Court decisions, developments in science and medicine, and social and cultural trends. Entries include abstracts, event summaries and assessments of significance, and lists of key figures and organizations; sidebars reprint excerpts from primary sources like laws, maps, or photos. All entries suggest sources for further reading, including at least one book along with governmental or organizational reports and newspaper and magazine articles; some include valuable, brief annotations. A chronological list of significant events allows browsing by year, and includes ongoing events (e.g., protests in response to police killings of unarmed African-Americans in the US, expanded fracking and offshore drilling by US energy companies, or global warming debates and international agreements). Editor Tandy's introduction reflects on journalism and historiography, and offers useful advice about interpreting events and evaluating evidence, truth, and falsehoods. Summing Up: Recommended. High school through lower-level undergraduate students; general readers."