I have a copy of the 1956 ARRL antenna manual and it is an excellent book. Everything in it is in simple terms that the amateur can understand and put to practical use. It is small and a bit dated in some ways but still good none the less. I also have ARRL handbooks from the 1930s, 40's, and 1950's that have a wealth of practical information in them.
Originally Posted by KB5HAB
The physics of radio have not changed and while the technology in the books is dated the antenna and feed line information is as relevent today as it was 50 years ago.
If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners.