Virtually every major idea that shaped the 20th century found expression in books. The reactions to those ideas are reflected in the reviews of those books, and Book Review Digest Retrospective makes it easy to search this vast record of information. 

Book Review Digest Retrospective includes at least one substantial review excerpt (up to 500 words) per book. Book reviewers are searchable by name, with excerpts by such famous writers as Edmund Wilson and John Updike.