I was so pleased to receive this book in the mail as I am still recovering from a broken foot and a not very pleasant surgery. My husband bought me a Civil War Token and thought while I convalesce at home I'd enjoy this book to go with it! He was right! Wow...This book is packed with information. It is The Official Red Book..."A guide Book Of Civil War Tokens" 2nd edition. By Q. David Bowers. Some of the topics include history, rarities and values. And a "how to" guide to collect these wonderful pieces with over 2,000 color photo's. It also has chapters on Civil War Store Cards, Encased Stamps and Civil War Sutler Tokens. This is a new area of collecting for me, although I have always been interested in coinage, currency and now tokens of our Civil War era. My token is even pictured on the cover! This book is a must for anyone who shares an interest in this subject. You won't be disappointed! After all it was written by the best! : ) Thank you for reading my blog. I look forward to your comments.