on May 25, 2013
This was the best purchase I made in studying for the US History II CLEP exam. It's straightforward, streamlined, and not cluttered up with any extraneous details. Very helpful. (But next time I'm going to spring for one that is Prime-eligible -- I'm spoiled by constantly getting two-day delivery!)
on January 24, 2012
If only other history books were as clear and concise as this one, perhaps I'd have more interest in history. I actually enjoyed reading it, despite my generally having an aversion to studying history. I read it solely to prepare for the CLEP History of the United States II exam. It was the only study material I used and it sufficed. I found the exam difficult, but I got a scaled score of 60--which is more than enough for college credit. Even though I read the book in its entirety over several days, I found it did help my results on the exam to skim the book just before the exam to memorize certain facts. Reading the book twice (rather than one read and a quick skim) probably would have gotten me better results on the exam.