This book was recommended by Phyllis Maculuso in her envelope class. It is an amazing book not only full of examples, exemplars, and reproductions from some of the greats in American Penmanship but also a book that tells their stories. This book covers the lives of Platt Rogers Spencer, George A. Gaskell, Louis Madarasz, William E. Dennis, Austin Norman Palmer, Francis B. Courtney and William C. Henning. It was written by William C. Henning's son, who unfortunately died before it was published. You can tell that the book was a labor of love. I highly recommend this book - it is almost $60.00 on Amazon - but it is worth every penny and then some.