Roger B. Beck

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

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

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

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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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"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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"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, plus great new "Thinking Like a Historian" features."
–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

"A History of World Societies is a dynamic and comprehensive full-service text."
– Lily Rhodes Novicki, Virginia Western Community College

"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, plus great new "Thinking Like a Historian" features." –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

"A History of World Societies is a dynamic and comprehensive full-service text."
--Lily Rhodes Novicki, Virginia Western Community College

"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, plus great new "Thinking Like a Historian" features." –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

"A History of World Societies is a dynamic and comprehensive full-service text."
--Lily Rhodes Novicki, Virginia Western Community College

"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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Understanding World Societies is a well-written, brief text based on solid scholarship. Each chapter incorporates an innovative student study guide that has real potential for taking students deep into the complexities of history.
Theodore Kallman, San Joaquin Delta College

The structure of the chapters in Understanding World Societies is outstanding. The main section questions, quick review questions at the end of each section, timelines, well selected visuals, and visually appealing design make this a uniquely user-friendly text. My students will find it easier to do the textbook reading assignments and have a higher probability of being able to focus on major issues rather than wallowing in an endless series of facts. This is an excellent textbook.
Irwin Halfond, McKendree University
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Understanding World Societies is a well-written, brief text based on solid scholarship. Each chapter incorporates an innovative student study guide that has real potential for taking students deep into the complexities of history.
- Theodore Kallman, San Joaquin Delta College

The structure of the chapters in Understanding World Societies is outstanding. The main section questions, quick review questions at the end of each section, timelines, well selected visuals, and visually appealing design make this a uniquely user-friendly text. My students will find it easier to do the textbook reading assignments and have a higher probability of being able to focus on major issues rather than wallowing in an endless series of facts. This is an excellent textbook.
- Irwin Halfond, McKendree University

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Understanding World Societies is a well-written, brief text based on solid scholarship. Each chapter incorporates an innovative student study guide that has real potential for taking students deep into the complexities of history.
- Theodore Kallman, San Joaquin Delta College

The structure of the chapters in Understanding World Societies is outstanding. The main section questions, quick review questions at the end of each section, timelines, well selected visuals, and visually appealing design make this a uniquely user-friendly text. My students will find it easier to do the textbook reading assignments and have a higher probability of being able to focus on major issues rather than wallowing in an endless series of facts. This is an excellent textbook.
- Irwin Halfond, McKendree University

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A History of World Societies is a dynamic and comprehensive full-service text.”
--Lily Rhodes Novicki, Virginia Western Community College

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A History of World Societies is a dynamic and comprehensive full-service text.”
--Lily Rhodes Novicki, Virginia Western Community College

“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,

“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

83597808

A History of World Societies is a dynamic and comprehensive full-service text.”
--Lily Rhodes Novicki, Virginia Western Community College

83598706

A History of World Societies is a dynamic and comprehensive full-service text.”
--Lily Rhodes Novicki, Virginia Western Community College

“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,

“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

83598706

A History of World Societies is a dynamic and comprehensive full-service text.”
--Lily Rhodes Novicki, Virginia Western Community College

83599891

A History of World Societies is a dynamic and comprehensive full-service text.”
--Lily Rhodes Novicki, Virginia Western Community College

“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,

“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

83599891

Roger B. Beck