I second azrabella's sentiments about this book. It is very well researched and contains a huge volume of historical information, much of which was completely unknown to me. English's telescopic experience is second to none and that comes through loud and clear in the book. It's amazing what history can teach us about our own hobby. It's an expensive book but I feel it is worth every penny. If you had reservations about this work, I'd say go for it!
my! it seems that this book has created quite a stir. i shall have to buy a copy and see for myself. i do get the impression though having looked through all of the threads - some quite to the point, some just plain techno rambling (Chris Lord) that someone is grinding an axe:icon_eek: may the 4th be with you! Gman