"A chronological collection of excellent writings that reflect the peculiar and dramatic influences of a generation."
-- School Library Journal (July 2002)
"Each chapter has excerpts from books by scholars, political participants in the events under consideration, or eyewitnesses. Teachers will find this volume useful."
-- School Library Journal (June 2002)
"A wise purchase for those looking for an overview of or supplemental materials on the era. These essays might be useful for older students beginning a study of Western Civilization."
-- School Library Journal (April 2002)
"We can learn much from history and Greenhaven Press has a book series that brings history alive for students and educators. The Turning Points in World History series offers a vivid and eclectic view of major events in world history using thought, analyses, and conclusions of scholars and historians who contribute essays of revelation, connection, and provocation."
-- Exlectic Book Review (January - April 2001)
"Although the value of this book lies in its information for reports, anyone interested in the subject will find the text fascinating."
-- School Library Journal (November 2000)
"This is a trustworthy research source, especially for students with little background in the period."
-- School Library Journal (May 2000)
"Excerpts from primary sources; an extensive, topically arranged list for further reading; a four-page chronology and a comprehensive index add to the value of this resource. Useful as report and debate materieal."
-- School Library Journal (November 1999)
"The clear, concise essays, written by noted scholars and historians, offer a fine opportunity for understanding the complex issues often overlooked...Students interested in further research will appreciate the excerpts from primary source documents and the extensive bibliography."
-- Booklist (September 1999)
"The editors continue the Greenhaven Press tradition if carefully selecting and presenting material that will help students understand the essentials on any given topic - here Turning Points in World History. These books will be especially helpful where library collections don't cover these events thoroughly, because each presents a wealth of information, presented by a wide variety of notable historians and/or reporters. Each book is an invaluable introduction to the complexities of each of the subjects discussed."
-- Kliatt (January 1999)
"The lucid and thought-provoking essays are presented in a crisply designed format. High-school and junior-college libraries will find this a worthwhile purchase for the 200 shelves."
-- Booklist (January 1999)
"Sophisticated reading, the book will nicely support a modern history curriculum. Bibliography; chronology; glossary; discussion questions; primary source documents."
-- Booklist (November 1998)