This book was actually out of print for awhile. Ridiculous!! It stands as one of the most important photography books ever published. It's hard today to understand its impact, but when Frank traveled America taking pictures of empty bars, run-down store fronts, sad elevator operators, and lack-luster parades it was a side of our country that the post war pro-America economic boom had tried to hide. Even today, the photos carry an emotional depth and a sense of melancholy that is undeniable.