"...a good first stop for any high-school or college student studying the historical events and ideas that make a nation's modern history. When writing a research paper or preparing for a debate...[it] should be consulted often for quick facts or for a summary of the grand sweep of history. Recommended for public, high-school, and college libraries."
"High school and college students will find this a helpful resource as they study Italy's place in European history."
American Reference Books Annual
"...superior coverage...Highly recommended."
"...a very useful and accessible book for the general reader, for the student and for the scholar alike. It offers an illuminating and complete survey of Italian history, full of interesting and scarcely known anecdotes. A necessary volume for all libraries, it will also find its place on many historians’ shelves."
"...impressive...The author's clear and succinct prose style renders the book eminently readable...provides accurate, detailed information to readers seeking to learn more about this fascinating nation."
Phi Kappa Phi Forum