I bought this book used from one of Amazon's affiliates, and it is in amazing condition. It looks completely new and unused. I am very satisfied with the quality of the book and the shipping and arrival times.
The contents of the book itself are very are a very interesting and thoughtfully organized chronology, thus the title, and by genre, which coincides, for the most part, with the era. What I particularly like about the book is that when I teach literature and film and ask my students to imagine what the characters in the novels and films might have been reading if they were real people, they can refer to this book and make educated guesses about their potential reading material based upon their, the characters', personalities and interests. This adds a dimension to the students' engagement with the books and films that we are critiquing.
Additionally, as an amateur writer, I can use this as a source to give me background information to make my characters more realistic. I use The Chronology of American Literature in conjunction with Grun's The Timetables of History, an Amazon purchase. By using these two sources together, I can accurately place my characters in history.
In conclusion, I strongly recommend Burt's Chronology for any teacher, reader, or writer.