The bios of the characters are straight out of the CD's rule book, and do nothing to explain the differing styles of the fighters. While it's nice to have pictures of every move, there's no sense of the strengths and weaknesses of them. In short, the book is eye-candy.
Apparently, amazon won't let me use a URL in a review, so here's a hint: use a search engine to look for "Ehrgeiz" and "Mike Allen". You should be able to find the 100-page "Ehrgeiz Master's Guide: Advanced Strategy and Techniques Version". *This* is the book Brady should have printed -- smart, opinionated, fun-to-read and contagious in its enthusiasm for the game. While it doesn't have pictures of every move, it does say which ones to use when, and why.