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"This is superb book. It covers a tremendous amount of material briefly and clearly without sacrificing complexity or compromising scholarly standards. Moreover, it's balanced; the author has no axe to grind, no partisan agenda he's seeking to further."
"Wilson has always had the gift of lucidity... I like the idea of 'Enduring Questions', as today's students seem to need the bottom line."
"Strengths: 1) Depth of coverage even though it is a brief version. The major topics with each chapter are covered well; 2) Breakdown of the chapters into subdivisions that enhance the main topic from within; 3) the blue boxes that include the definitions of major topics, words, events or other important information; and 4) the Enduring Questions with the 'Reconsidering the Enduring Questions' at the end of the chapter. These are excellent starter questions to get the class engaged at the beginning and throughout the course of the lecture and class."