30 August 2012

Unintended Consequences

I recently finished reading that book by John Ross. (By the way, it's available in .pdf format on-line, here. No memberships or fees, just the book itself. Nice).

Some people find the recitative of history a bit much, and look forward to the story moving forward, after page 600 or so. I'm something of a history buff, so I enjoyed all the references and recaps of that-which-has-gone-before.

Most of you know the story already, or should (hint, hint - hie thee to the link!)  but if you don't, now's a good time to find out.

I won't review it here; that's been done, and better, by a lot of folks. Let's just say I find the conclusion of the book interesting, but improbable.  The Mythbusters might even find it "plausible", but I think it's unlikely.

Doesn't mean that couldn't change, though. Go see for yourselves.

9 comments:

Keads said...

+1 on the link Sir! Thanks!

Rev. Paul said...

Happy to help. :)

Old NFO said...

Yep, that is a good one!

drjim said...

I've read it three times now, and have *two* printed copies.
One of them I lucked out with, and bought brand new on eBay for $30 ( ! ), and the other one I bought at a gun show.
Thanks for the download link! It's now in my pdf library.

Rev. Paul said...

NFO, thanks.

drjim, no problem. I was happy when I found the link, and figured I should share it. No sense keeping good things to yourself, after all.

Stephen said...

I agree its all good...

Rev. Paul said...

Stephen, indeed. There's a LOT of good info in the book; whether or not it proves of use is another story.

armedlaughing said...

I owned a signed copy.
Sadly, it's a fairy tale.

gfa

Rev. Paul said...

gfa, I think you're right.