i bought a copy of the americans i ny about 2years ago i was aware of the book for some time, it has become a source of inspiration i return to it time and time again, it never grows old i belive it is an example of an artist living for his art, i have read some of robert franks life in the book MOVING OUT, to me his strugle for his art is very inspiring especially in this days of 14 megapixel camera carying primadona photographers , shooting in locations most of could not possibly afford. robert frank created art in a elevator, a barbershop,a trolley and a bar, probably with a film camera these photodivas would consider obsolete. by the way the book i bought i ny i have didicated it to my 3yr old daughter knowing that it will hold up when she is 30yrs as it did40yrs ago.