This new illustrated history reference work focuses on the past 100 years, since that is the period for wars that have most shaped the present environment in the US. The 328 signed entries from 158 expert contributors are arranged in an A-to-Z format, and cover important individuals, events, books, movies, organizations, themes, and conflicts. . . .This more academically oriented title is suitable for all collections that can afford it.
"While librarians have numerous choices for materials covering warfare and society, there are not as many that cover warfare and its impact on society as broadly or as well as Karsten's. If a library is looking to add to its coverage of wars and their impact or fill a gap, this is an excellent choice. The primary documents and the work's breadth will ensure that a variety of readers find it useful and engaging."
"Editor Karsten, four associate editors, and 153 other expert contributors have produced an excellent reference work . . . Entries are well written and easy to read, and each includes a selected bibliography, suggestions for further reading, and a list of related entries within the set."
"This superb resource, a detailed work examining war and its effects on facets of America, is both comprehensive and readable. It is sure to be a popular reference set and will serve as an extremely useful tool for young scholars seeking insight into the events and their repercussions."
"Encyclopedia of War and American Society fills a gap in U.S. war-reference not only by its unique theoretical manner of coverage but also in its subject matter. Encyclopedia of War and American Society is highly recommended for undergraduate and graduate academic libraries as well as high school libraries supporting advanced history courses."
"This comprehensive guide will serve could serve, high school, public and academic collections well."
"This set should be in public and academic libraries, and considered for high school library collections as needed."
"The articles are well researched and are filled with solid anecdotes as well as intelligent analysis and commentary. Most reference books about war do not cover the domestic front as well as this work or for the entire length of United States history. Community colleges, four year institutions and graduate schools would do well to add this scholarly work to their collections."
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