In fairness to White, I think he merely sponsored the book which was actually edited by Lillian Wilson.In her remarks she states that the volume was compiled from notes prepared by Albert H. Gleason of Chicago, and by Joseph Meade Gleason of Cincinnati with the "valuable assistance of Daniel A. Gleason of Boston.Other insertions by the editor were from various town records and also from books by Stiles, Temple, Fisk, Fairbanks, Daggett and Root. Also included was a separate section on the descendants of Rufus Gleason by Mrs. Miriam Gleason Truesdell.
So you can see that it would be almost impossible to have such a book without error!However, an indexed listing of 5464 descendents of Thomas is very very useful andinfinately more accurate than anything from the IGI, for example. I wish there were equivalent books for my other lines! Most genealogies are very narrow and criptic.
I have the Higginson book which is Xeroxed but very well done and the hard-cover option is a good quality navy blue cover with gold leaf printing. The hard binding is $10 extra but worth it, I think. If I remember correctly I paid $92 total. I have also ordered the CD @ $27.50 pre-pub price so that I can do lookups with or without my computer. The CD will be published sometime in March and uses the Adobe Acrobat reader.