JAY RESPLER <email@example.com> said: >I sent the NY Times review of this book about Mir to my News email list. >Those not on my list can get it at: > >http://www.nytimes.com/books/99/02/14/reviews/990214.14chaikit.html > >or I can email it. Personal opinions - I didn't think Andy Chakin was harsh enough with his review of this book. While "Dragonfly" has many interesting pieces of information it also has many many many technical mistakes. Those mistakes range from minor (misspelling the name of the AP Reporter and Judy Resnik, incorrect descriptions of press conferences where I was present) to major (not understanding the differences between the Russian Sokol and Orlan pressure suits). While I found the book fascinating reading I also kept thinking "I know this is wrong" or "I wonder if this is right". I've talked with many of the NASA folks in the Shuttle-Mir who were quoted in the book and every single one of them claims that they were misquoted - or that quotes were completely made up. Philip Chien, KC4YER Earth News world (in)famous writer, science fiction fan, ham radio operator, all-around nice guy, etc.