The book is quite decent.
El-Hewie is a goofy bastard, though.
What I like is the whole "foreign" feel of the book. It's written and edited by those who speak English as a second or third language, and there are some unintentionally hilarious typos.
Nutrition is a bit dated.
I'd say it's worth being in the library of anyone who wants an Olympic lifting reference.
The Weightlifting Encyclopedia by Dreschler
The Tommy Kono OL book
then maybe El Hewie's book