Pauper & Prince
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Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:51 PM
"Pauper and Prince: Ritchey, Hale and Big American Telescopes" by Donald Osterbrock was frequently referenced in the wonderful biography of E.E. Barnard, "The Immortal Fire Within". Has anyone read this book and can share an opinion?
Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:15 PM
I read this book last year, its one of my favorites. This book is superbly well written, and Osterbrock has the knowledge to put all the facts into perspective, all the while spinning a great tale. You'll see Ritchey really had a tough ride with Hale.
Posted 21 August 2013 - 11:00 PM
Thanks alancygnusx2! I ordered a copy and look forward to it. I also have Osterbooks' biography of James Keeler.