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jiffyq58
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posted 10-21-2012 01:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am thinking of trying to acquire a signed copy of one of Jim Irwin's books. I am wondering what some of you think is the best of his books. He has several out there, and I don't have a good idea about that. I guess if I'm going to get just one, I would like it to be the one that has the most about his astronaut career and Apollo 15, and the least religiously oriented material.

Can I get some opinions? Thanks!

randy
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posted 10-21-2012 06:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My suggestion would be "To Rule the Night".

DChudwin
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posted 10-21-2012 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree with "To Rule the Night." While it discusses his religious beliefs, most of it is about his life experiences including Apollo 15 and his walk on the Moon.

When I met Jim in 1986 he inscribed a copy to me, which is a prized possession.

jiffyq58
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posted 10-22-2012 08:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Randy and David. Any other opinions?

spaced out
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posted 10-22-2012 09:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can only agree with the above. "To Rule the Night" is the main book about his NASA career. Unless you're particularly interested in his religious views this is the book to get.

fredtrav
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posted 10-22-2012 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Definitely "To Rule The Night." "More than Earthlings" and "More Than an Ark on Ararat" are more about religion and "Destination Moon" is for younger people.

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posted 10-22-2012 11:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jimsz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I may have an extra autographed copy of To Rule the Night at home somewhere. I can look if you are interested.

jiffyq58
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posted 10-22-2012 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for that offer, but I believe I have a source for To Rule the Night.

And thanks for all of your comments. Looks like it's unanimous.

OLDIE
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posted 10-22-2012 02:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OLDIE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You may or may not be aware that there are two versions of this book. The first was published by A.J.Holman Company ISBN-0-87981-024-6. The second by Broadman Press ISBN-0-87981-629-5. The second book has had one of the original photographs removed and replaced by three new ones. Additionally, a new chapter, entitled "Heart Attack" has been added, together with a different Epilogue. The second book has a copyright date 1982.

fredtrav
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posted 10-22-2012 03:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Holman also published a softcover copy of To Rule the Night in 1982(also published one in 1975 with a different cover). Do not have a copy of it so I do not kn ow if it is revised as well. It seems to have the same ISBN number.

astro-nut
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posted 04-06-2013 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for astro-nut   Click Here to Email astro-nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have all of Jim Irwin's book that he wrote and co-wrote. All book were great to read. Colonel Irwin sent all his books to me while I was in the military. I enjoyed them all!

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