School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 7-10-Though the reading level and layout in these books may be suitable for a younger audience, the content and concepts are definitely suited for older students. Confusing terms and fairly detailed political explanations may baffle less sophisticated readers. Though each volume has a glossary, not all terms are covered. The photographs and descriptions can be quite graphic and bloody, as well as occasionally unrelated to the text. The writing, though ebullient and not always objective, is involving. The references to additional resources at the end of each title will be useful for follow-up information. Only ETA includes a map, but it is narrow in its scope and has the colors reversed for French and Spanish administration. In Red Army, Kuala Lumpur is repeatedly misspelled. All of the indexes need see references. Despite the flaws, these works might help address a need for material on these contemporary topics.-Paul J. Bisnette, Silas Bronson Library, Waterbury, CT Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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