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Containing almost 8000 entries, this four-volume work provides brief day-by-day summaries of events throughout most of U.S. history. Arranged in chronological order by year and date, the entries list topical categories: business, politics, military, religion, sports, and general events, among many other subjects. Sidebars highlight prominent individuals; some illustrations and photographs are interspersed throughout, including thematic maps for each time period. Although hundreds of book-length U.S. history chronologies have been published, this set appears to be one of the more comprehensive works. It also contains a good selection of military incidents often neglected in similar sources. The entries are briefer than those found in a few other chronologies, but these have more selective listings.