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Greetings,

 

I can't remember the publisher and for the life of me cant remember the author. BUT, a text on US Air Force uniforms of the jet age was supposed to be published several months ago and I can't find any information anywhere. I understood there was a delay but other than that.....

 

This is supposed to be the first comprehensive resource on USAF uniforms (besides flight wear) and I'm eager to see the finished product as I was solicited for some pics of a few of my uniforms for the book :D Plus, it would be nice to have another book on the shelf.

 

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Pete


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The book in question was "Into the blue" by Lance P. Young, published by Schiffer. It's well over a year overdue. I ordered my copy at the end of 2009! Amazon emailed me a month or so ago to say it was now scheduled for March 2011. Hope this helps?

 

Sabrejet


"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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The book in question was "Into the blue" by Lance P. Young, published by Schiffer. It's well over a year overdue. I ordered my copy at the end of 2009! Amazon emailed me a month or so ago to say it was now scheduled for March 2011. Hope this helps?

 

Sabrejet

 

Greetings,

 

Thanks for the speedy reply! That helps a bunch. Be sure to check out the Amazon seller who has one for sale for $308.00 :lol:

 

I also found it on the publishers site and saw the MAR11 release date as well.

 

Best,

 

Pete


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I remember seeing some copies on Amazon back in July for $80 or so and I kick myself for not getting one then. They keep pushing it back and pushing it back. Now I think there is one up there but it's going for about $200


-Sarah

 

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I remember seeing some copies on Amazon back in July for $80 or so and I kick myself for not getting one then. They keep pushing it back and pushing it back. Now I think there is one up there but it's going for about $200

 

 

The publishers site has them (for pre-order) for $89. I dont think I could pull the trigger on $200.....but I did pull the trigger on $89 :) Plus free shipping!

 

Best,

 

Pete


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I remember seeing some copies on Amazon back in July for $80 or so and I kick myself for not getting one then. They keep pushing it back and pushing it back. Now I think there is one up there but it's going for about $200

 

 

They can't sell a book which doesn't exist yet!! I've been in touch with Schiffer's British agents, Bushwood Books. The expected cover price is around £70 /$108. If someone is taking advance orders at $200 a shot that's crazy!!

 

Sabrejet :w00t:


"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Greetings,

 

My copy arrived today and I was pleased to see a uniform that was once in my collection pictured :) I still have it's Shade 84 blue counterpart.

 

Best,

 

Peter


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Is that so?! Mine's been on order with Amazon UK for well over a year now as they kept delaying the publication date! Hopefully I'll receive my copy soon? Is it worth the money?

 

Sabrejet


"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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I checked Amazon.com yesterday and all they can tell me is that I'll be notified by email when the book is available.

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This book is now available from Amazon for $56.69 with free shipping, I just ordered it.


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I've spoken with Lance via email back and forth a few times over the last year. The last time I talked to him (about month or two ago) he said he still had no word on a release date. He also said that the price was going to be expensive, due to the large number of pages and tons of pics.

 

I just emailed him and will pass along any info I recieve.

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This book is now available from Amazon for $56.69 with free shipping, I just ordered it.

 

 

Me too! Still has 5 left... here.


-Sarah

 

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I'm always baffled as to why newly published books are frequently listed as "used" by Amazon?! Do people buy them, look at them once and sell them on immediately thereafter?! :think:

 

I received a confirmatory email from Amazon UK today to say that delivery is expected in the first week of April. I ordered it over 18 months ago!!

 

Sabrejet


"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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I received two emails today that I am very pleased about, especially considering I JUST ordered the book Into the blue.

I'm currently selling a few extra items on eBay and I received two messages, one as I later figured out was from the "owner" of USAFFLAGRANKS.com asking me a question about the color backing of a embroidered ribbon bar and then telling me he was going to forward my items to a friend of his, Lance, that is also interested in AP/SP/SF items.

I receive an email from his friend later in the day and he informs me that his friend John, the first message author, and he are going to be writing a Into the blue Vol. 2 and that this volume will deal heavily with the AP/SP/SF uniforms.

His name is Lance... like Lance P. Young!

KFC!

 

Now THAT is too cool!


-Sarah

 

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Yeah, I don't think we know Lance P Young....KFC!

 

-Ski


In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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Yeah, I don't think we know Lance P Young....KFC!

 

-Ski

Author of Into the Blue: Uniforms of the United States Air Force 1947 to the Present - Vol. 1.


~ In Memory Of ~
Donald Earl Boston, IC3 - KILO PLT, SEAL TEAM ONE, TF 116, USNAVFORV - KIA 07 April 1967, Vietnam
David Rolland Jackson, CWO - 71ST AHC, 14TH AVN BN
, 16TH AVN GROUP, AMERICAL - KIA 25 September 1969, Vietnam

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I finally got notification today from Amazon that it has shipped.

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Is that so?! Mine's been on order with Amazon UK for well over a year now as they kept delaying the publication date! Hopefully I'll receive my copy soon? Is it worth the money?

 

Sabrejet

 

Unfortunately, I've been on the road quite a bit since I received the book and have just started reading it. It is image heavy and seems well rounded in the information it provides. I would suspect like Maguire's original text, it will need a follow-up due to the volume of information to be covered.

 

I guess with that in mind (and to avoid sounding pompous :) ) I can't really say if it was worth the money or not. I was quite excited to receive it after so long regardless. I am disappointed, though, that folks are finding it new on Amazon (well, glad for them) for considerably less than what I paid directly to the publisher. Hey, I've paid more for books than this :)

 

Best,

 

Peter


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Unfortunately, I've been on the road quite a bit since I received the book and have just started reading it. It is image heavy and seems well rounded in the information it provides. I would suspect like Maguire's original text, it will need a follow-up due to the volume of information to be covered.

 

I guess with that in mind (and to avoid sounding pompous :) ) I can't really say if it was worth the money or not. I was quite excited to receive it after so long regardless. I am disappointed, though, that folks are finding it new on Amazon (well, glad for them) for considerably less than what I paid directly to the publisher. Hey, I've paid more for books than this :)

 

Best,

 

Peter

 

Thanks for that Peter. My long awaited copy has been shipped so I should get it any day now. I'm looking forward to it greatly! The author has recently registered on the forum as a new member lance... but hasn't posted anything yet, to my knowledge.

 

Ian :thumbsup:


"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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I got it, it's a good effort. Nice to see there's finally something on this. I see it is volume 1 so I hope the next version covers fatigue and maintenance uniforms.

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