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This Day in American History, 4th ed.
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This Day in American History, 4th ed.

Publisher: McFarland
Publication Date: 2012
Category: General
Grades: Recommended
Number of Pages: 405
Appropriate for: General readers
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This up-to-date fourth edition of the most important and interesting data--on a day by day basis--throughout American history includes more than 1,400 new entries with information on a wide variety of subjects--both the "important" matters (Supreme Court decisions, war events, scientific breakthroughs, etc.) and the lesser known but thought provoking incidents and phenomena (societal changes, unexpected events) that add richness and depth to American history.

About authors
Ernie Gross

The late Ernie Gross of Onancock, Virginia, retired from a career in newspaper journalism and government public relations.

Roland H. Worth

Roland H. Worth, Jr., is the author of many books. He lives and does his research in Richmond, Virginia.


Gross, Ernie. This day in American history, by Ernie Gross and Roland H. Worth, Jr. 4th ed. McFarland, 2012. 398p index afp; ISBN 9780786448395 pbk. Reviewed in 2012dec CHOICE.

Originally a broadcast journalist, the late Gross began compiling This Day in American History (rev. ed., CH, Jul'01, 38-5933) to add interest to a daily newscast for which he was responsible. For the last two editions, independent historian Worth has continued to expand on the tradition, increasing the listings in this edition by more than 1,400 entries. This new edition begins with January 1673, when the first mail service between Boston and New York began, and ends with December 2011. It is a volume of incredible breadth but not much depth. Items include important events for a given day, e.g., noteworthy births and deaths, legislative rulings, Supreme Court decisions, military battles, scientific discoveries, and popular culture happenings, along with less well-known occurrences. Yet the volume is written in a telegraphic style, with each event comprising only one sentence. And indexed information is arranged according to date rather than page number. This is a useful volume for researchers seeking quick information regarding major events on a particular day. However, similar works that are more narrowly focused by topic, such as sports, law, or politics, may be more useful.

Summing Up: Recommended. General readers. -- D. W. Bilal, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis

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