Intriguing and insightful, Plates of Gold: The Book of Mormon Comes Forth presents a sharpened picture of an important segment of LDS history.
In BYU Magazine (Spring 2008) this book was called "a fascinating, very readable volume fraught with many well-known, little-known, and generally unknown details" about the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. The reviewer (Richard H. Cracroft) calls this volume "engaging," "inspiring," "intriguing," and "well-anchored in historical sources." He says you can expect "excellence" from this author. I couldn't agree more.
There is really nothing new in this book. It rehashes the same information we already know about the coming for of the Book of Mormon.