Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Breads
30th Anniversary Edition, 704 pages
Published Nov. 25, 2003 by Simon & Schuster
(first published 1987)
It doesn't go extensively into method, but I wasn't looking for that. It's very easy to read, and I like Clayton's writing style. It's very down to earth and friendly. I also like how the author heartily approves of substitutions. Some authors won't even entertain the notion.
I've made fabulous dinner rolls, bread bowls, potato rolls, sandwich bread, sweet cinnamon bread, hamburger buns, and many other recipes. I am happy to report that they all turned out exceptionally well.
This is a must-have for any serious, or wannabe serious baker.