Banks, I received my copy today, so I haven't given it a thorough read yet, but... Well, I'm glad I only spent US$18 on it, rather than US$68. That being said, it's not a bad read so far. It's separated into time periods ('the first hundred years', 'the 20s', etc, although the 30s and 40s are compacted into a single chapter.), and seems to mostly consist of "... and then BB pioneered this, and then BB pioneered that", etc. What I am finding most interesting so far is BB's evolution during and after the war years (both WWI and WWII), as well as the sections devoted to the salesmen of Brooks. There's historical documents, such as BB's first ledger entries, black-and-white advertisements, and a letter from Peal & Co. giving their blessing to the selling of their shoes in the US, as well as references to BB in American literature. I was personally hoping for Laurence Fellows illustrations and candid shots of 1930s celebrities wearing BB, but there's none of that, only single-page references to a few famous people who wore their goods - Fred Astaire, Andy Warhol, Clark Gable etc. And I was also hoping for a chapter laying out, with photographs, the many items Brooks brought to the US, but I struck out again - although there are photos of the BB window displays throughout the decades. Hope this helps. I can put up a few scans if you like... EDIT: Did you know Lincoln is wearing a BB coat in the photo for his second inauguration? Same coat he was shot in, apparently... SECOND EDIT: I also picked up another book from my university library, "Everyday Fashions of the Twenties", featuring excerpts from Sears Roebuck catalogs of the time. Does anyone want to see some choice scans? I was surprised at what you could find in a Sears catalog - pre-Converse canvas-and-rubber hi-tops in 1928, solid 18-karat white gold, platinum-trimmed, diamond-studded watches, and so on.