I was kind of "nervous" about reading Silent Knife, mainly because (and please don't hate me for this) it just seemed like it was SO extremely far over on the uber-crunchy, renegade midwives, anti-OB scale that I thought I wouldn't be able to take it seriously. Just the name seemed almost sensationalist.
But, the more research I do, the more it seems real and like perhaps it would be a truly HONEST, unbiased source...We're conditioned to see things as "uber crunchy" when really that, in most cases, just means "natural".
I've also heard WONDERFUL things about "Birthing From Within" and anything else Ina May has written.
Right now I'm reading "Birth After Cesarean", which is a little old (early 90s) and written by a male OB, but still he is very pro-VBAC, and talks a lot about the "alarming" statistics that point to c/s eventually becoming the norm for all births, and ways that would be terrible...And I also have a printed out, stapled together thing that is nevertheless long enough to be a short novel, called "What Every Pregnant Woman Should Know About Cesarean". One of the midwives at my birthing center gave me both of them.