Prohorovka/Lawrence

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Re: Prohorovka/Lawrence

Post by Michael Avanzini » Thu May 29, 2014 10:00 am

Jukka,

It's been 6 months since the last update, any new news on the books release?

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Re: Prohorovka/Lawrence

Post by krichter33 » Sat May 31, 2014 5:33 pm

I second the query.
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Re: Prohorovka/Lawrence

Post by Harry64 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:55 am

Jukka,

any new`s about the release, or can we close the box, as the book would not see the light of the world?

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Re: Prohorovka/Lawrence

Post by Jukka Juutinen » Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:27 am

I will check if there are any status updates and report back in a day or two. Due to various reasons I have not been actively monitoring the progress for some time.

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Re: Prohorovka/Lawrence

Post by Jake » Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:52 pm

We continue to wait with bated breath!

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Re: Prohorovka/Lawrence

Post by Jukka Juutinen » Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:15 pm

I got a short reply from the publisher indicating that the editing is still underway and the book is likely to go to printers in the spring of 2015. It should not be forgotten that this is Chris Lawrence's hobby project, so if paying contracts are in the way, so be it. Plus the publisher is very perfectionist.

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Re: Prohorovka/Lawrence

Post by Jake » Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:46 am

Thanks for the update Jukka.

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Re: Prohorovka/Lawrence

Post by Jake » Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:00 am

A few days ago, Chris Lawrence posted this on the TDI forum:

"Well, the Kursk book has gone to the printers. So everything is done and it is going to be released soon. I am hoping by 1 October.

The book is 1660 pages. I don't have a word count, but it is bigger than War and Peace, except there is no peace. Sorry it took so long getting out. Hopefully, it will be worth it."


Can it really be...?

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Re: Prohorovka/Lawrence

Post by krichter33 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:39 pm

Great!!!!! Did he say which publisher???
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Re: Prohorovka/Lawrence

Post by Jake » Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:39 am

No mention of which publisher. No word on price either lol. 1660 pages? I may have to wait for the nearest payday before buying!

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Re: Prohorovka/Lawrence

Post by Jukka Juutinen » Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:08 am

The price estimate is in the 3 figures, i.e. probably between $100 and $200. That is what my current info indicates.

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Re: Prohorovka/Lawrence

Post by krichter33 » Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:14 pm

No news on publishers or where it can be pre-ordered?
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Re: Prohorovka/Lawrence

Post by Jukka Juutinen » Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:55 am

The publisher has not given me an explicit permission to reveal its name yet. I'll ask and report back asap.

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Re: Prohorovka/Lawrence

Post by Jukka Juutinen » Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:51 pm

Well, I have some info to share. I have seen a photo of a "printer's dummy" and the book is huge! The format is about 8" x 10". The price has not been determined yet, but the publisher estimate is about $180. It may sound steep, but given that many militaria books of far lesser size and historical value are priced at or above $100 it is not that bad. The publisher is "The Aberdeen Bookstore". I would also like to add that the editing and design has been carried out by a very experienced professional editor.

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Re: Prohorovka/Lawrence

Post by krichter33 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:34 pm

You mean Tom at Aberdeen? That's really interesting!!! I've been dealing with them for many years now. They don't publish much but when they do they're always good. I'll definitely but it!!! Keep us informed when it can be pre ordered. Thanks!
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