If you really want a "How To" style book, then go for McCutcheon's "Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way". I liked the structure and the illustrations and found it much more practical, to the point, and helpful than Bradley's "Husband-Coached Childbirth". Yes, it has lots of photos of completely nude women being coached by male partners clad only in short shorts. And you may ask, "Was it necessary to show the women nude?" And then you may ask, "Hey, why aren't the men completely nude, too? How sexist!" But let's be realistic about the time frame that McCutcheon's book was originally published and what might have been allowable from a legal standpoint. (Just kidding, folks, I don't really want the men to be depicted in the buff, too.) Maybe the photos in McCutcheon's book need updating, but I found their outdatedness amusing, not offensive. And it's not like the female anatomy has changed since it was published. I personally don't want a childbirth book devoid of realistic photos. I found it useful to see photos and diagrams of what to do and what really happens. In any case, birthing a baby involves a lot of nudity, blood, and guts. If you're too squeamish to look at fairly clean pictures of nude women in the various stages of giving birth, maybe you should reconsider having children. Parenthood is not for prudes.
"Husband-Coached Childbirth", on the other hand, has absolutely no diagrams, no photos, no outline, no charts, no helpful visual aids, and nothing to give structure to all the endless prose. My husband and I found it boring and hard to follow. Go ahead and buy it if you want a rather smarmy history lesson, but you don't need it. Don't reject McCutcheon's book just because of photos that show it like it is (and all those great '80s hairstyles!). If you really intend to use the Bradley method, buy this book and sign up for some classes.