This book is...well...tiny! Don't let the designation "Hardcover" fool you, it is miniscule. While the pictures are nice enough, there is no real depth to the information given. Only one page (about 3" x 4") per picture, so what can you expect. Also, for many of the pictures, the sources are either not given, or incorrect as I found out by looking the same pictures up in more extensive works. This book is fine if you want a very tiny coffee table book, but don't expect much in the way of scholarly, historical enlightenment from it.
For a 5x5 book there is a wealth of info and amazing photos.You get alot of bang for your buck with this book!