Reviews and Awards
"...interesting, understandable, and up-to-date information...this [set] is well written and useful for students in global studies. If you need up-to-date information on countries, this is a series worthy of consideration...Recommended."
Library Media Connection
"...this [set] is invaluable. More thorough and easy to digest than a literature review of magazines and newspaper articles, the books are ideal for junior and senior high reports."
Primary Sources, An Excellent Research Tool
The Nations in Transition set explores the independent
governments that formed after the fall of communism in Eastern
Europe, the Balkans, and Central Asia. Each volume surveys the entire history of the nation or nations,
identifying key themes and events; portraying the social conditions,
environmental problems, and political and social changes over the
last few years; and offering a cautious, educated appraisal of what
the future may hold. Featuring quotations from ordinary citizens,
government officials, and leading intellectuals, each book provides
a thorough, current portrait of contemporary life within a specific
country or region.
A chronology, comprehensive index, and bibliography make each
book excellent for quick reference needs. Photographs, maps, and
special boxed features enhance the clear and thought-provoking