"Imbued with comprehensive scholarship and ripe understanding…governed throughout by a judicious temperament …[this is a] massive, magisterial history."
— Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Dense and absorbing… not only good history but a contribution to the current debate over American-Israeli relations."
— The New York Times Book Review
"I have been teaching American history for thirty-eight years, but I was frankly astonished by much of the information contained in Howard Sachar’s monumental volume."
— David Brion Davis, The New Republic
"Sachar is attentive to social, economic, and political history…A deep and fascinating study."
— Washington Post Book World