Posts: 169 From: Portsmouth, England Registered: Sep 2004
posted 10-05-2005 03:10 PM
By chance I came across a new book in my local bookstore titled "NASA:The complete illustrated history" (Michael H. Gorn). Unfortunately, it was sealed in cellophane, so I couldn't browse! Has anyone purchased and/or read this book yet? If so, is it a worthwhile addition to a Space library, or is it a rehash of old spaceflight photos?
Mike Dixon Member
Posts: 764 From: Kew, Victoria, Australia Registered: May 2003
posted 11-11-2005 08:51 PM
Finally, I got a chance to look at the book today. Personally, I was somewhat disappointed as I prefer a solid and very comprehensive focus on spaceflight 1958 forward. The coverage (in terms of pages) of events prior to that time was (IMO) overkill. It's certainly well priced (AUD $70 or around 50 US) for a hardback and populated with photography familiar to us all. Some will go nuts over it ... just not me.