Clare Haru Crowston

Testimonials


"I love this book. It is balanced, avoiding many of the anachronisms and politically correct biases that pervade most other surveys. Students find it highly readable."
--Ron Lowe, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

"The coverage of the central themes, events, cultures, and civilizations is excellent. I am also impressed with the special features included in the text, which open students’ eyes to different historical interpretations as well as information that would not necessarily be presented in a lecture class." -- Gene Barnett, Calhoun Community College

"This textbook has a nice balance of political narrative and social history, reminding students of the broader themes of world history as well as introducing some of the more interesting stories. It has all of the pedagogical support instructors expect in a textbook." –Kelly Kennington, Auburn University

"The ‘Individuals in Society’ features are excellent resources which allow students to personally connect with little known historical characters." – Scott West, University of Dayton

"This text would suit the needs of my students perfectly."
--Gayle Greene-Aguirre, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

"The book contains particularly excellent maps and images, as well as insets that encourage critical comparison and analysis of documents and images."
--Emily Fisher Gray, Norwich University

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"I love this book. It is balanced, avoiding many of the anachronisms and politically correct biases that pervade most other surveys. Students find it highly readable."
--Ron Lowe, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

"The coverage of the central themes, events, cultures, and civilizations is excellent. I am also impressed with the special features included in the text, which open students’ eyes to different historical interpretations as well as information that would not necessarily be presented in a lecture class." -- Gene Barnett, Calhoun Community College

"This textbook has a nice balance of political narrative and social history, reminding students of the broader themes of world history as well as introducing some of the more interesting stories. It has all of the pedagogical support instructors expect in a textbook." –Kelly Kennington, Auburn University

"The ‘Individuals in Society’ features are excellent resources which allow students to personally connect with little known historical characters." – Scott West, University of Dayton

"This text would suit the needs of my students perfectly."
--Gayle Greene-Aguirre, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

"The book contains particularly excellent maps and images, as well as insets that encourage critical comparison and analysis of documents and images."
--Emily Fisher Gray, Norwich University

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 A History of Western Society has long been a standard among Western Civilization textbooks. It is very well-organized, concisely written, and amply illustrated with pictures, paintings, and maps. The primary sources and critical thinking exercises in the book really help the student to develop the skills that are so very necessary for success at the university level. I cannot recommend this book enough.
--Roy Koepp, University of Nebraska at Kearney

The chapters are easy to understand, well-illustrated, and the features can easily be adapted to enhance any lesson plan. My favorite is the "Individuals in Society" feature that exposes very important characters in history and connects them to themes of the chapter and time period. My students love the pictures and maps. Utilizing visual aids for learning is essential in the 21st century. Out of all the textbooks out there, I think A History of Western Society does this the best!
--Jesse Lynch, Shasta College

A History of Western Society is one of the more thorough texts on Western Civilization history. It is a colorful, well-written text that includes an assortment of features and tools to help students succeed in the classroom.
--Amy Colon, SUNY Sullivan

What distinguishes this book from other survey textbooks is the wide variety of source material such as primary texts, images, and the "Living in the Past" feature. This is an area that is grossly underutilized in most textbooks which inhibits students from gaining a comprehensive and adequate understanding of history. Offering such a wide variety of sources enables a student to be more successful in the course and find a deep appreciation of history
--Calvin Tesler, Lehigh University

A History of Western Society provides a broad, chronological approach to the period. It includes useful illustrations, document analysis, chronology lists, and other features that make it student-friendly without sacrificing substance. The authors who were added in recent years have kept the book up-to-date in terms of scholarship and subject-matter focus.
--Robert Blackey, California State University, San Bernardino
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  A History of Western Society has long been a standard among Western Civilization textbooks. It is very well-organized, concisely written, and amply illustrated with pictures, paintings, and maps. The primary sources and critical thinking exercises in the book really help the student to develop the skills that are so very necessary for success at the university level. I cannot recommend this book enough.
--Roy Koepp, University of Nebraska at Kearney

The chapters are easy to understand, well-illustrated, and the features can easily be adapted to enhance any lesson plan. My favorite is the "Individuals in Society" feature that exposes very important characters in history and connects them to themes of the chapter and time period. My students love the pictures and maps. Utilizing visual aids for learning is essential in the 21st century. Out of all the textbooks out there, I think A History of Western Society does this the best!
--Jesse Lynch, Shasta College

A History of Western Society is one of the more thorough texts on Western Civilization history. It is a colorful, well-written text that includes an assortment of features and tools to help students succeed in the classroom.
--Amy Colon, SUNY Sullivan

What distinguishes this book from other survey textbooks is the wide variety of source material such as primary texts, images, and the "Living in the Past" feature. This is an area that is grossly underutilized in most textbooks which inhibits students from gaining a comprehensive and adequate understanding of history. Offering such a wide variety of sources enables a student to be more successful in the course and find a deep appreciation of history
--Calvin Tesler, Lehigh University

A History of Western Society provides a broad, chronological approach to the period. It includes useful illustrations, document analysis, chronology lists, and other features that make it student-friendly without sacrificing substance. The authors who were added in recent years have kept the book up-to-date in terms of scholarship and subject-matter focus.
--Robert Blackey, California State University, San Bernardino
127252499

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