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    Ordered, thanks!

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    I think you guys will enjoy the book a lot. There's a lot of interesting history in each of the chapters, a lot of cool prototype stuff that hasn't been seen before, and a lot of good detail about UZI parts that will help people understand surplus parts better then they've ever been able to before.

    The research for the book was fun but a lot of work. Even when working with people who were directly involved in a project, they usually had biased or incomplete perspectives that couldn't be taken verbatim. I would have to correlate multiple bit of information to sort out fact from fiction. Fortunately, the more pieces you get in place, the more sense you can make out of the remaining pieces. Most people were extremely helpful, though occasionally I ran into roadblocks. For example, I had an overview of the Serbian M97 (a knockoff of the Mini UZI), but I wanted more detail. A work colleague of mine was from Serbia and was good friends with someone in their state department, who put me in touch with the Serbian Minister of Defense. Obviously he has access to any information I might want. Unfortunately he was not helpful and actually denied the existence of the M97. I assume he was worried that Israel might not like the fact that made an unlicensed copy and wanted to keep it quiet, so I had to go with the information I had. Other research was much more productive. Jonathan Mossberg gave me the inside story on UZI America, which was very interesting. There was a big political battle going on over that deal and he had all of the letters from Diane Feinstein, Bill Clinton and Benjamin Netanyahu to document the ordeal. Very interesting stuff.

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    Very cool Dave. Two questions if I may. How hard was it to and why did you pick the that particular cover photo? I imagine you had an abundance of good ones. What sparked your interest in the uzi to begin with? Sorry I guess it was actually 3 questions
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    Fantastic! Really excited to read this book and had hoped someone would compile all this!

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    My order is in.

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    Ordered, thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain murrica View Post
    Very cool Dave. Two questions if I may. How hard was it to and why did you pick the that particular cover photo? I imagine you had an abundance of good ones. What sparked your interest in the uzi to begin with? Sorry I guess it was actually 3 questions
    The publisher did the front/back cover design and it was his choice. He wanted a prominent image of the UZI on the cover because it's such a recognizable shape it will grab someone's attention if they're browsing through a bunch of books on a shelf or scrolling through a list online. For the background photo, he wanted an historical photo that showed the UZI fairly well and was in color. Most of the old photos were black and white so they weren't options. This is the one he selected.

    The publisher did all of the layout in the book and they did a great job. I sent them the manuscript and 1,000 photos and they laid out the material in a pretty creative format. The whole process of getting the book on their production schedule, laying everything out, editing the material many times, and manually creating the index took about a year. I've been dying to get this thing out to you guys.

    As for my interest in the UZI, that's covered in the Forward of the book. I'll leave that to readers to discover when they get the book!

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    In!

    Excited to see the offering and in anticipation of it's arrival.

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    In. Thanks for doing this, Dave. And for being such a great resource.

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    I put together a small sample of what's in the book if anyone wants to take a peek.



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    This is definitely going to be a history lesson for most!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoverDave View Post
    The publisher did the front/back cover design and it was his choice. He wanted a prominent image of the UZI on the cover because it's such a recognizable shape it will grab someone's attention if they're browsing through a bunch of books on a shelf or scrolling through a list online.
    Yeah, Dave-- I sort of figured that you didn't pick the gun on the cover since it has the 'SA' serial number of a full-auto conversion. I'm sure you would have preferred a pre-68 genuine SMG.
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    Oh man. I've literally never been so excited about a book before. I will be ordering one at some point in the very near future. Then I will be ordering more for Christmas presents!!!! Congrats and more importantly - thank you for putting this all together.

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    Ordered mine a few minutes ago...........Thanks Dave.

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    I'm in!! Congrats Dave!!
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    Ordered - thanks!!

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    Congrats Dave on finishing your opus, I'll be waiting by the mailbox for my signed copy.
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    Hello Dave, can you say me please shipping cost for France or Europe ? I advertise for your book on french forum and i command one for me next week

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    Quote Originally Posted by sentupartu View Post
    Hello Dave, can you say me please shipping cost for France or Europe ? I advertise for your book on french forum and i command one for me next week
    Rates vary too much from country to country for me to set a fixed rate on intentional shipping. Send me a PM with your address and I'll get you a specific price.

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    ordering.
    crap...how did i miss this until now?
    just not carefully looking at thread titles I guess.
    awesome

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