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hinkler
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posted 08-04-2009 03:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hinkler   Click Here to Email hinkler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have finally finished reading "Into that Silent Sea" and "In the Shadow of the Moon" by Colin Burgess and Francis French.

What can I say. Congratulations to Colin and Francis on two books that I would rate as being right up there with Andrew Chaikin's offerings.

If you have not read these, do yourself a favour and read both of the books. I know opinions on books, movies, DVDs, etc. can be very personal and subjective but if you have any interest in space history, these books are exceptional.

So thank you again to Colin and Francis for the books and exceptional accounts of the Apollo 1 and Apollo 7 crews. The entire contents of both books were exceptional but I certainly found information that I knew nothing about previously. I look forward to future works by these great guys.

MCroft04
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posted 08-04-2009 06:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Seeing how you liked these two books so much, I suggest you continue with the series and read To a Distant Day and Homesteading Space!

Tyler
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posted 08-22-2009 11:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tyler   Click Here to Email Tyler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If any of you are familiar with Quest Magazine, the history of spaceflight quarterly, I would like to point out that I wrote a review of this book last year.

I am a new Ph.D. student in Auburn University's History Department with a passionate interest in our country's space program, and my review was published in the September 2008 issue of Quest(http://www.spacebusiness.com/quest/back.htm). I wrote the article while at the University of Iowa, then sent it along with my application materials to Auburn. Thankfully I was accepted and have already gotten the chance to meet Dr. James Hansen. In the Shadow of the Moon was a wonderful book and I look forward to a similar account of the shuttle program in the near future.

FFrench
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posted 08-23-2009 03:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hinkler:
Congratulations to Colin and Francis on two books that I would rate as being right up there with Andrew Chaikin's offerings.
Thank you very much for those extremely kind words!
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Originally posted by Tyler:
If any of you are familiar with Quest Magazine, the history of spaceflight quarterly, I would like to point out that I wrote a review of this book last year.... In the Shadow of the Moon was a wonderful book...
Thanks so much, Tyler. I hadn't spotted your review before now, but have just read it. Really pleased to hear you found the book so interesting (especially the lesser-known stories, as you emphasize in your review), and also enjoyed our other book, Into That Silent Sea. Sounds like you are on an exciting history course, and I look forward to any space-related research you might create!

ColinBurgess
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posted 08-23-2009 04:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tyler, I just wanted to add my thanks to those of Francis after he sent me a pdf of your review this morning. It's always gratifying when a reviewer "gets" what any book is all about, and you've elucidated this beautifully in that well-crafted review.

ejectr
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posted 09-08-2009 06:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ejectr   Click Here to Email ejectr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Francis and Colin, I read both of your books and, without a doubt in my mind, they are exceptional in their content and the best I've read on the topic. The research you two did must have been a ton of work, never mind the manuscript itself. I marvel at people who can write like you and Colin and wonder how anyone can put it all together and make it all flow at the end.

Thanks for your efforts and I am richer in knowledge because of them.

ColinBurgess
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posted 09-08-2009 09:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know I speak for Francis as well when I say that such words of praise from our spaceflight history colleagues are probably the greatest reward and compliment we could have for our efforts. A million thanks.

cspg
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posted 10-14-2009 08:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A paperback edition is slated for release on June 1, 2010 see: In the Shadow of the Moon

bruce
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posted 10-31-2009 04:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A friend of mine just sent me the following link to an article entitled "The Old Men of Apollo". I found it interesting that the French/Burgess book "In The Shadow of the Moon" is nicely referenced. You can read the article here.

FFrench
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posted 04-23-2010 04:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now in paperback and shipping from the publishers...

FFrench
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posted 08-16-2010 10:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Normally I wouldn't point out a used copy of our book for sale when it is still available new in hardback and paperback, but I noticed that this copy is advertised as:
Proceeds benefit non-profit Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties. Our mission is to create solutions to poverty through the businesses we operate. Your purchase creates jobs and transforms lives, thank you.
...which made it worth mentioning, I thought...

bruce
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posted 08-29-2010 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In scrolling through the reviews of "In The Shadow of the Moon" on Amazon's website, I came across this interesting Customer Review by Norm Casson.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-29-2010 09:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just to follow-up on Bruce's post, Norm Casson can be seen in many now famous Downey shots, such as this one, which shows him in the gold helmet standing between Chaffee and White.


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