"Thompson: The American Legend," by Tracie Hill and several other contributing authors documents the development, production, and history of all models of Thompson Submachine Guns, (including BSA's), as well as Thompson Autorifles with narrative content and hundreds of pictures. This is a very detailed work that spans much of the extensive information that Thompson collectors seek. Prototype guns, magazines, drums, and many accessories including web gear, cases, tools, manuals, ammunition, etc., are shown and referenced in detail. The history of the gun in the hands of law enforcement and gangsters, as well as its WWII use is covered. It also shows many examples of Hollywood use through the years. This is the first book I would recommend a Thompson enthusiast to acquire.