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  Liberty Bell 7: The Suborbital Mercury Flight of Virgil I. Grissom (Colin Burgess) (Page 2)

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Author Topic:   Liberty Bell 7: The Suborbital Mercury Flight of Virgil I. Grissom (Colin Burgess)
E2M Lem Man
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posted 05-25-2014 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for E2M Lem Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just had the pleasure of reading this book. Colin has done a great job in writing and illustrating this tome.

I found both of these books take you back to 1961 and the events leading to the two manned Mercury-Redstone missions. It is sad that the orbital flights will not be done.

The book is well done, but I found a flaw in the use and description of one photograph. I wish he had gone into the stopping of the MR missions — but that was probably pretext to his planned Glenn book.

ColinBurgess
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posted 05-26-2014 05:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would have been quite happy to continue this series through the orbital Mercury missions. Admittedly the flight of Friendship 7 has been well documented, and to a lesser extent Aurora 7, but it would have been good to cover the latter two missions, Sigma 7 and Faith 7 in the same way. However Springer Books New York didn't feel the market was there for books beyond the two suborbital flights, so maybe those folks asking for a continuation of the series could express this to the publishers, and just maybe they'll change their minds.

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posted 05-26-2014 06:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, done!

ColinBurgess
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posted 05-27-2014 07:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good job; hopefully others will join in.

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posted 05-27-2014 06:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ejectr   Click Here to Email ejectr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How do you get hold of them, Colin?

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posted 05-27-2014 06:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On a semi-related note, have the Amazon printing issues been resolved? Any problems (badly resolved pictures) for cS'ers that ordered Liberty Bell 7 via Amazon?

ColinBurgess
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posted 05-27-2014 07:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Senior editor Maury Solomon represented Springer Books at Spacefest VI and is contactable at maury.solomon@springer.com.

As to the POD versions of the Springer Books, I have been told that this situation has been resolved, and I've not had any recent complaints. But I'm yet to be convinced it is no longer an issue. Perhaps other Springer authors with recent releases could comment on the quality of their publications?

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posted 05-28-2014 04:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lasv3   Click Here to Email Lasv3     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I sent my supporting voice to Springer as well and I do hope that Springer will change their mind if they have enough pushing from the readers community.

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posted 05-28-2014 04:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for minipci     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also have sent a message of support to Maury Solomon for continuing this series. Let's hope that Springer have a change of heart.

ColinBurgess
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posted 05-28-2014 07:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Many thanks for the support - much appreciated.

PeterO
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posted 05-28-2014 08:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeterO   Click Here to Email PeterO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've also emailed Mr. Solomon in support of continuing the series. I haven't yet finished Liberty Bell 7, but so far it is fully the equal of Freedom 7.

As for the quality of the POD, I purchased it from Barnes & Noble online, so I don't know who printed it, but the quality of the printing and binding is excellent. By contrast, when I purchased Freedom 7 from Amazon, I had to return the first copy because both the printing and binding were horrible.

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posted 05-28-2014 09:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lordolsen   Click Here to Email lordolsen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Same here!!!

ColinBurgess
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posted 05-28-2014 04:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A small alert; Maury Solomon is actually a lady. I fell into the same trap when we first began communicating.

PeterO
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posted 05-28-2014 06:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeterO   Click Here to Email PeterO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oops! I guess she won't be thrilled with my calling her "Mr. Solomon". I've never heard of Maury being a female name before.

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posted 05-29-2014 05:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I do not know if it was the result of the messages sent by all of you to Maury Solomon at Springers, but in her latest message to me she now believes it might be okay for me to submit proposals for a continuation of the Mercury series, taking in the four orbital missions.

Thank you, everyone.

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posted 05-29-2014 05:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeterO   Click Here to Email PeterO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent news, Colin! Hopefully they will go through with it. Just don't get tired of writing until after you cover my favorite Mercury flight, Sigma 7

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posted 05-29-2014 06:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome news! I hope it works out!

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posted 05-29-2014 06:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Power of cS!

Seriously though Colin, this sounds like fantastic news.

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posted 05-29-2014 07:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hermit   Click Here to Email hermit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pester power.

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posted 05-29-2014 11:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lasv3   Click Here to Email Lasv3     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great, really great

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posted 05-30-2014 02:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow that's great, Colin. A fitting tribute to the pioneering Mercury 7. I look forward to any new interview you may do with Col. Glenn for the MA-6 book. Sadly, like all our WW2 vets, there is only one left now to share his memories.


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