There are some great songs in this book. There is interesting background information about the songs, nice reference charts at the back of the book for chords, and a good sampling of songs that could appeal to people of many ages from the 1920's through current times. This book uses chord charts (finger placement charts) and does not have tabs. (I find the charts much easier to work with, but I know some people are accustomed to working with tabs exclusively, so I wanted to mention that issue.)
Although there are a lot of things to like about this book, there's a huge problem: there are incorrectly labeled and/or charted chords on many of the songs! In other words, the chord diagram may be labeled G7, but the fingering positions are for a Gm7; Dm when it labels it as a D chord, etc.
Someone familiar with the songs and/or someone with a good knowledge of music theory could probably figure out things with a little effort. It would be extremely challenging and frustrating for a beginner to identify the problem chords and then make necessary adjustments in order to play the songs correctly.
I have sent a note to the publisher about this issue and hopefully it will be corrected before the next printing (if one is scheduled). For the current edition, however, I'd only recommend obtaining a book at a very discounted price IF you are willing to make corrections to the printed copy.
For those of you considering the online version, I have seen reviews by people on other sites commenting about the print being too small to see on a reader. The hard copy version is readable - just incorrect!