Well.... not so much.
What I love about the book is there are lots of photos and drawings of different kinds of whips and some of the whip making process. I like that I felt like I knew more about whips from all over the world and had a good working knowledge of the whipmaking vocabulary after I finished.
David plays his cards really close to his body. He isn't going to give you his secrets. Its no surprise that he isn't handing out all his unique trade secrets but he doesn't throw out any bones either. I felt sad, that after reading this book, I didn't know much more about David or his personality. He holds the reader at arms length.
Whips and Whipmaking reads more like a collection of terms and definitions. You get the standard answer of what something is without any personal thoughts about it. This book is not going to teach you HOW to build a whip, but it will teach you how to talk about building a whip if you can get someone to have that conversation with you.
So, there is my 2 cents worth. Bottom line- Get this book if you already have a collection of whip books. You are going to want David Morgan to round out your library. If you want to learn How to make whips, maybe go for a different book first.