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Flavio 28th November 2019 21:31

Black Tulip: The Life and Legacy of Erich Hartmann
 
Scheduled for April 2020.
Hoping it will contain new info and photos.
Flavio

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Tulip...s=books&sr=1-4

AMC 28th November 2019 23:45

Re: Black Tulip: The Life and Legacy of Erich Hartmann
 
Whatever about the content, I'm judging the book by the cover, and it's the most dreadful and bland cover I've seen in a long time.
"BLACK CROSS-RED STAR" Christer Bergstrom take a bow....

edwest2 29th November 2019 01:09

Re: Black Tulip: The Life and Legacy of Erich Hartmann
 
A clue can be found in the About the Author write-up.

Stig Jarlevik 30th November 2019 14:05

Re: Black Tulip: The Life and Legacy of Erich Hartmann
 
Disregarding the cover, it at least seems to be a book far more honest than the one written by Toliver/Constable.

No idea if we will get a "final" biography of Hartmann or not, but hopefully so!

Cheers
Stig

Nick Beale 30th November 2019 16:11

Re: Black Tulip: The Life and Legacy of Erich Hartmann
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AMC (Post 278592)
Whatever about the content, I'm judging the book by the cover, and it's the most dreadful and bland cover I've seen in a long time.

Much better than the usual wrong aircraft, inaccurate markings, all-guns-blazing, dropping-bombs-in-a-45º-banking-turn type of cover.

Jukka Juutinen 30th November 2019 17:20

Re: Black Tulip: The Life and Legacy of Erich Hartmann
 
But 240 pages? No way a thorough bio!

edwest2 30th November 2019 21:04

Re: Black Tulip: The Life and Legacy of Erich Hartmann
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nick Beale (Post 278665)
Much better than the usual wrong aircraft, inaccurate markings, all-guns-blazing, dropping-bombs-in-a-45º-banking-turn type of cover.

Well, we could at least have the right aircraft in a 45 degree banking turn. Covers sell books.


Ed

Stig Jarlevik 1st December 2019 08:23

Re: Black Tulip: The Life and Legacy of Erich Hartmann
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jukka Juutinen (Post 278667)
But 240 pages? No way a thorough bio!

Maybee not Jukka, maybee not, but perhaps it is a start?

I think it is about time we get something more solid with regard to the ace-of-aces. Come to think of it, one does not necessarily need 500 - 750 pages to write an honest biography.

I would also like to see an honest book about Adolf Galland and not all those "worship" books so far published!

Cheers
Stig

Jukka Juutinen 1st December 2019 11:08

Re: Black Tulip: The Life and Legacy of Erich Hartmann
 
A thorough biography should e.g. cover every victory claim in detail. Not possible within 240 pages, unless in large format and 9000 characters per page.

Dénes Bernád 1st December 2019 11:38

Re: Black Tulip: The Life and Legacy of Erich Hartmann
 
QUOTE: "About the Author. Erik Schmidt is a senior marketing writer and idea-maker, with a professional mindset. He has a graduate degree in creative nonfiction. A lover of history and aviation, this book started out as a grad-school thesis."


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