Eisenshenck's 69 roadrunner book

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    What is the opinion here? Is it accurate, will i learn something i don't know, is it worth $20 at Barnes and noble? I'm interested because I have an a12 but it seems slightly thin for the money.
     
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    ?q=tbn:ANd9GcRnt1EZr672jwYJq1KtIvFcqqLofY9qxMF30n5ANL8AErEfFVkQQ3m2FasDhg3Z-vLNxUnJk6Oi&usqp=CAE.jpg you can find them cheaper
     
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      I was honored that Wes asked me to contribute to the book so I know a little about it.

      There is some, but not a lot, of A12 info as Wes was shooting for a larger audience and there is already a lot of A12 specific info out there. If you are looking for a nice overview of the model plus some detailed factory and personally collected info, you may enjoy it. The production quality is very high.
       
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        Snakeyes, i know i can probably find it cheaper on Amazon, and the one item i bought there saved me enough money to buy new racing jacket and pants, but i ran across this book there and i like trying to support brick-and-mortar stores if i can, so I'll buy it there. It isn't really about the money, it's more will i learn something. It's beautifully produced, and i probably will purchase. 69coronetRt recommendation helped convince me. Thanks both!.
         
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          Hard to say if you'll learn anything from the book, not knowing what you already know, but for the money it is a good read. I'm glad I bought it and would recommend it to any '69 Bird owner.
           
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            I went into a books a million store and got it cheap
             
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            Books a million? On line or local store? Thanks Snakeyes.
             
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            Just bought Eisenschenks book (and two others) at b and n. The butterscotch cover car didn't hurt. So is mine. (Yes, i know, bahama yellow, 96, butterscotch is just a better descriptor ).
             
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            got one of the stores up the street plus I always go into half price books
             
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            The other two books i bought were one third of suggested retail, so i wasn't unhappy.
             
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            I bought it last year. Nothing in it that I didn't already know, but a nice overview of the RR model nonetheless.
             
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              yes every now and then I hit these book stores and find some bargains you'd be surprised what you will find cheap
               
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              A half hour into it, and i'm already happy i bought it.
               
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                fwi - You even knew about Jock's regional special paint cars in LA? If so, that's impressive.
                 
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                If anyone's interested in signed copies I sell them for $25, which includes shipping to the lower 48. Thanks!