Day by Day: The Eighties

Day by Day: The Eighties

by Ellen Meltzer, Ellen Meltzer and Marc Aronson

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
YA-Events during the 1980s as they affected the U.S., other continents, and the world in general are covered in these hefty two volumes. The entries-addressing politics, economics, culture, and recreation-are mostly complete, but there are some exceptions, e.g., for Dec. 3, 1989, ``The universities of Virginia and Santa Clara share the National Collegiate Athletic Assoc. Division I championship after playing to a 1-1 tie in the finals.'' What sport were they playing? A reference book without an index is nearly useless, and this book's is so inadequate that it is not reliable. Also, it's placed at the end of the second volume, and since each tome weighs nine pounds, it is awkward handling both. Under the main topic ``Challenger,'' there are three references, none for the day of the disaster, Jan. 28, 1986. At least 12 other entries about the Challenger are not indexed. For the ``Lockerbie air crash,'' there are three references, but four entries. The only entry listed for the Football Strike is Sept. 30, 1982, but it began Sept. 21 and there are at least five other entries that are not indexed. Main topics are not highlighted in bold, which causes difficulty in reading long columns with many subtopics. Libraries should consider carefully if their need for this type of information outweighs its shoddy indexing.-Linda Diane Townsend, West Potomac High School, Fairfax County, VA
The fifth in a series of decade-by-decade chronologies of world events designed to provide students and general readers with a quick reference to specific events as they happened or were brought to light, and more generally to provide a feel for what it was like to live during the period. Each chapter year begins with an overall view of the whole year; then, within each year, the months are broken down, day-by-day, with the information about each day presented in any or all of ten parallel categories: world events; cultural life; science; Asia and the Pacific; Europe; US economy and the environment; nature and technology; North, South, and Central Americas; Africa and the Middle East; and US foreign policy and defense. The extensive indexes (some 120 pages) facilitate access. 10.75x13.25" Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
Facts on File Day by Day Series
Product dimensions:
9.28(w) x 11.34(h) x 3.47(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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