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1)         Please describe, in brief, the subject and major argument of the manuscript.

2)         Is the manuscript a significant contribution to the literature? Is the literature of the field overworked?

3)         Please list several of the outstanding competing books in the field. How do they compare with this manuscript?

4)         Is it likely that this manuscript will be of interest to readers in other disciplines or to the general public? To what extent?

5)         In which courses, and at which level, do you think this work will be useful?

6)         Please give us your evaluation of the following (Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor) where applicable:

7)         Is the title of the manuscript appropriate? If not, what alternatives do you suggest?

8)         Which elements of the manuscript should be omitted, amplified, or added?

9)         Will the author's conclusions hold true for many years, or will they require updating in the near future—and if so, how soon?

10)       Is the author or are the contributors qualified to write authoritatively in the field of this manuscript?

11)       Would you purchase this book for your personal library?

12)       What is your overall recommendation?

____ I strongly recommend publication.
____ I recommend publication.
____ I do not recommend publication. 

13)       Does the manuscript need ___ minor or ___ major revision?

14)        May the Press use your comments in promotional material?

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