A negative review. "This book is a general survey of Luther's involvement in and reactions to the Wittenberg disturbance of 1522, the Knight's Revolt of 1523, and the Peasants' War of 1525" (p. 14). "Contrary to the claim on the dust jacket of the book that Crossley's study is 'outstanding' and 'definitive', the book does not add anything new to our knowledge of Luther or to our understanding of the three events/ The book is at best a popular treatment of one aspect of the Reformation period" (p. 14). "The proofreading of the book shows signs of great carelessness. The misprints and distortions, especially in German words and titles are too numerous to list" (p. 14).