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heng44
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posted 08-19-2004 01:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is a book that might be interesting:
http://www.turnerpublishing.com/detail.aspx?ID=1049

Ed Hengeveld

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-19-2004 02:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also see:

http://www.collectspace.com/archive/archive-0504.html#0508040510
http://collectspace.com/ubb/Forum9/HTML/000340.html

WAWalsh
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posted 09-30-2004 12:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WAWalsh   Click Here to Email WAWalsh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Attempted to order the book through Barnes & Noble (wanted to actually see the book, before spending $45 on it) -- after waiting a month, the ditributor cancelled the order, apparently unable to get the book. Any opinions out there on the book?

Dwayne Day
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posted 09-30-2004 05:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dwayne Day   Click Here to Email Dwayne Day     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just saw it at the NASM bookstore. $45 seems rather high for what it is. It has sections on each carrier and what it recovered.

What really struck me was the photo quality--very poor. The images were muddy and low res. Clearly problems with the reproduction. That was disappointing. Although I would like to get this book, there is no way that I'm going to pay that price for it. I want to find a substantial discount.

spaceman
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posted 10-13-2004 07:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Same price on Amazon.com too...give it time,
Nick.

Dwayne Day
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posted 10-13-2004 05:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dwayne Day   Click Here to Email Dwayne Day     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
$45 is too much for this book. Even without the printing problems, it is not worth that much money. For starters, it is not thick, and is not a glossy photo book either. I have seen nicer books for $39 or even $29.

Everything is subjective and relative, but after looking at this book, there's no way I would be willing to pay more than $25 for it, especially considering the poor photo quality.

GoesTo11
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posted 11-09-2004 01:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was able to order a copy through Borders. Book is navy blue h/c embossed in silver with dust jacket. Previous posters are correct--the repro quality is mediocre at best. Judged on repro & presentation, it probably isn't worth the purchase price, but I don't know of any other print source for this info. I guess to buy or not to buy depends on how much you want a unique book.

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