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Greg Klerkx Reviews Selling Peace

Greg Klerkx Reviews Selling Peace

In all the ways that count, the thrilling new era of commercial spacefaring began when a scrappy start-up called MirCorp took on the status quo and turned it inside-out. No one was further inside this riveting story than Jeffrey Manber: if you want to know why and how the new space revolution began, Manber's book is a must-read." – Greg Klerkx, Author of ...

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Publishers Weekly Reviews Lincoln’s Wrath

Publishers Weekly Reviews Lincoln's Wrath

The questions this book raises couldn't be more timely: how does one criticize a president in wartime, and how can we ensure the freedom of the press at those moments when we need it most?" - Publishers Weekly

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Homer Hickam Reviews Selling Peace

Homer Hickam Reviews Selling Peace

If you care anything about the future of spaceflight, you must read this exciting true story of a group of Americans and Russians who fought bureaucrats and cold war thinking to keep a cranky old space station in orbit. Manber tells his story well as he and his fellow dreamers and doers traverse the globe, determined to plant a capitalist flag ...

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Leonard David Reviews Selling Peace

Leonard David Reviews Selling Peace

This is a unique view of behind-the-scenes dealings to realize the signing of the first contract between the Russians and NASA. The tale is one entrepreneurial spunk, conspiratorial zeal, political intrigue and barrier breaking guts… Jeffrey Manber is a gifted writer. But beyond that, he was in a front row position representing Russian space officials to major power players in Washington, D.C. ...

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Dana Lewis Reviews Selling Peace

Dana Lewis Reviews Selling Peace

Jeffrey – I look forward to your upcoming book on what can only be described as the rollercoaster ride to the stars, the difficult birth of the commercial space program. Few people know the intrigues, the scandals, the incredible river of politics surrounding the Russian and American space programs. You were there, with a front row seat in a sometimes bitter battle ...

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Jerry Pournelle Reviews Selling Peace

Jerry Pournelle Reviews Selling Peace

The book of the month is Selling Peace by Jeffrey Manber. Manber was CEO of MirCorp, the company that leased the Russian Mir space station and sold tickets, and was thus in a position to know what was going on during the first attempts to commercialize space access.…This is a very interesting insider’s account of an important period in space commercial development" ...

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Jeff Foust Reviews Selling Peace

Jeff Foust Reviews Selling Peace

Selling Peace provides an enlightening and engaging look at the history of efforts to commercialize Russia’s space program from the viewpoint of someone at the heart of much of that effort.” – Jeff Foust, The Space Review

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    • 1-million-dollars rewardThe Political Nuances of Sexual Hypocrisy circa 2016
      In the waning days of the presidential campaign Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler Magazine, offered a $1 million dollar reward for any explosive video tapes and other evidence showing sexual indiscretions by then-candidate Donald Trump. The action mirrored Flynt’s similar cash offer during the Bill Clinton impeachment process, when Republicans were hell-bent on removing the president from office because of the president’s affair with Monica […]