I haven't seen either book, either. I recommend the The Art of Knitting and Crochet2
dvd. I have it and it has everything I ever wanted to know about crochet demonstrated by the lady that is the president or something of the Crochet Guild (or something like that).
Oh, I got mine @ ACMoore for $10.00 (I get coupons from ACMoore every week emailed to me for just such things.).