The only how-to book I have is Alfred Eisenstadt's "Eisenstadt's Guide to Photography" which I received as a present, when I was still in high school. I keep it, not solely for its content, but because it came from a dear family friend, who has since passed. I've looked through many others, in bookstores, in the the past, but never was much interested in purchasing the how-to category. I have about 50-60 monographs, history, and criticism books (combined). Currently purchasing some books through Steidl.