The book starts with an overview of the left hand patterns used in some of the songs. Then it delves straight into the songs.
When The Saints Go Marching In
Bad Penny Blues
Frankie and johnny
Alright, Okay, You Win
Boogie By Candlelight
Rock A Beatin' Boogie (by Bill Haley!)
Boogie Woogie Blues
J.D's Boogie Woogie
Tommy Dorsey's Boogie Woogie
Working In The Coalmine
Three Boogie Workouts
The reason that it's not a beginner's book is that several songs are not in the easy key of C (no sharps or flats). Some songs are in the key of F (1 flat), G (1 sharp) and Eb (3 flats). This book won't explain how to play a tremolo, or what "gva....loco" means. Most beginners do not know this.
For beginners, I suggest buying: Bastien Piano Basics Supplementary: Boogie, Rock & Country: level 1, 2 and 3. It's perfect for a first year piano student. See my other reviews for more recommendations after that.
Add a little music theory, some ear training (try playing blind like Ray Charles), and get some insight in chord structure and music becomes a little easier. Most of all, it's practicing that left hand at nauseum that is the key to success in boogie woogie. Build that muscle memory.
5 stars, if you already are an intermediate player or better.
For the beginner, if you have to internally mediate between: "I can or I can't handle this book", I'll say that you can't, as you lack the decisive passion to struggle through this book, just as my memory lacks the decisive passion to remember everything... ;-)