Playing in the Band : An Oral and Visual Portrait of the Grateful Dead
Author: David Gans, Peter Simon
Publication date: 1985
St. Martin's Press
Foreword by Phil Lesh.
A portrait of the Grateful Dead in words and photographs. Though partly presented in a chronological sequence Playing In The Band is more a examiniation of the band and it's music than a history.
A second edition of this book was published in 1997.