Book Review Digest Retrospective: 1903-1982 (H.W. Wilson)

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A Unique Record of Books and Reviews that Shaped the 20th Century

Virtually every major idea that shaped the 20th century found expression in books. The reactions to those ideas are reflected in the reviews of those books, and this database makes it easy to search this vast record of information.

Coverage Includes:

  • 300,000 books
  • At least one substantial review excerpt (up to 500 words) per book
  • Over 1.5 million book review citations
  • Book reviewers searchable by name, with excerpts by such famous writers as Edmund Wilson, John Updike, and hundreds of others
  • Detailed indexing of over 500 key English-language popular magazines, newspapers, and academic journals as well as the library review media

Advanced Search, with its elegantly laid-out tool set for crafting very precise search strategies, gives the user great control over the whole search process.

– Library Journal