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Discuss World War I and the early years of aviation thru 1934.
Nieuport 11/16 Bébé vs. Eindecker
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Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014 - 11:32 AM UTC
Author Jon Guttman compares and contrasts these two WW I fighter planes in this new release from Osprey Publishing.

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Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014 - 12:33 PM UTC
I think the usual kind of review is a better method. Sorry Jim, your expose' falls short in my opinion. If you don't have a basic knowledge "winging it" as you did is really unfair to the book and its author.
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Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 07:57 AM UTC
Hi Bob

I understand where you're coming from. Books are particularly tricky for "First Look" reviews - and maybe even more so live on video. I face a similar dilemma myself at times - in fact I appealed in the Contributors' Forum for reviewers just the other day for some WW1 titles we've been offered. As I told the publisher, I could do the honours, but with so much else on my plate it risks not doing justice to them.

Judging by Jim's invitation in the video, he'd be delighted to pass on the book for a fuller review. We always need fresh reviewers, so if you or anyone else want to take a crack at it, just drop Jim or the rest of us a line.

All the best