A born storyteller, Haught offers interesting, lively, and well-paced accounts of the events he describes, providing a satisfying survey of controversy with deep historical roots that continues to affect science education even today.-- Evolution: Education and Outreach

 Going Ape is informative, helping to put the nationwide exploits of the anti-evolutionists in perspective, and, as a bonus, it is enjoyable to read.-- Reports of the National Center for Science Education

 This volume occupies a unique place in the burgeoning literature about evolution/creationism battles in the US....Recommended.-- Choice

 An exhaustive history of the efforts in the Legislature and local school boards to stop or counter the teaching of evolution over the past 90 years.-- Daytona Beach News-Journal

 As Haught follows the battle over evolution from churches to school boards to the Legislature, the book starts to feel like that dog-eared whodunit you drag out to read each summer vacation.-- Tallahassee Democrat

 A meticulous account of the 90-year debate over the teaching of evolution in Florida’s public schools... full of high drama and raw emotion.-- The Weekly Standard

 [A] dramatic and compelling story.-- Voice of Reason

 An excellent source on the intersection between science and Florida politics and how the debates have shaped education and the industry related to it.-- Journal of Southern History

 Carefully documented and clearly written, and particularly strong at showing how average citizens driven by moral commitments can take controversial stands on a deeply divisive topic.-- Florida Historical Quarterly