"...offers accessible and relevant support material for students, classroom teachers and school library media specialists. War and Peace covers 38 commonly taught fiction, nonfiction, memoirs, drama and poetry selections ranging from classics to contemporary selections and representing an array of clashes that occurred in locations around the globe."
--Booklist, September 1, 2007
"The coverage is impressive. Each entry includes a brief overview of the work with discussion on the circumstances of its publication; a plot summary; a discussion of the major themes; historical and cultural context; an overview of the work's critical reception; a critical essay addressing the war and peace theme; suggestions for further reading; a short author biography and portrait; and a list of adaptations in other media. The writing style is clear, free of academic jargon and condescension. This set is highly recommended for secondary school and college libraries supporting introductory literature classes. Public libraries should also consider it for general readers looking to enrich their appreciation of literary works."
--ARBA, March 2007
"Based on the theme of War and Peace, these volumes include three overview essays divided into American, British, and world literature. Sources are provided after each entry and there is an extensive and impressive list of contributors."
--Library Media Connection, March 1, 2007