- Publisher: Esperanto League for North Amer; 2nd edition (July 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0939785005
- ISBN-13: 978-0939785001
- Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 14.7 x 3 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,897,832 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
While the book largely tries to be three things at once it is successful to a good degree. The first part of the book is a good overview of the "language problem" and Esperanto's solution to is. It's also a good (but increasingly dated) overview of Esperanto culture and resources.
The second part of the book is a reasonable 10-lesson section on Esperanto itself. it does a good job at this for its size by immediately integrating the reading of dialog at the end of every lesson.
Finally, the most unique part of the book is its last part: a small Esperanto reading anthology that allows you to immediately try your new found skill.
If you're interested in Esperanto in any capacity (save hard linguistics, perhaps) this book is your first stop. Get it.