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bruce
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posted 07-20-2005 08:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone else think a book written about, or preferably by, Jim McDivitt would be a great item for the ol' bookshelf? With his two career spaceflights and all of the behind-the-scenes "insider" experiences he's had at NASA, just imagine the "I was there!" angle he would bring to many legendary events.

Notwithstanding, the book tour!

Opinions?

Best,
Bruce

ColinBurgess
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posted 07-20-2005 09:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It would have to be an unauthorised biography, I'm afraid. McDivitt told me he was not even interested in reading other astronaut biographies, let alone writing or contributing to his own. Those who know him will also realise he won't discuss the personalities of other astronauts on the record - particularly those who are no longer with us.

FFrench
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posted 07-21-2005 10:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

McDivitt did an outstanding NASA Oral History, which can be found online, and may be the "next best thing," or nearest we ever get...

FF

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