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Tyrannosaurus Sue--the book (was Re: Would like some opinions...)

In a message dated 2/19/2002 10:13:24 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
MKIRKALDY@aol.com writes:

< Yes, and that is one of the more obvious problems with the book.  First 
person quotes are few except for those of the Larsons, Sue H., and Dr. 
Bakker.  It has been a while since I read the book, and I will have to check 
to see whom the author actually interviewed in his research.  SVP is cast as 
the villain of the story. >

Ken Carpenter had a quote on the back of the book jacket, so I asked him 
about the book:

Subj:   Re: Tyrannosaurus Sue   
Date:   2/20/2002 4:08:55 PM Eastern Standard Time  
From:    KCarpenter@dmns.org (Ken Carpenter)
To:    MKIRKALDY@aol.com
Hi Mary,
You may post this:
I was asked to review the manuscript and write a short jacket blurb. I found 
many mistakes which I passed on to the publisher, but by then the book was 
already in production. It was unfortunate that the author did not have a more 
balanced approach, even if the final product was pro-Larson. It was also 
unfortunate that Pete had a competent, but unqualified lawyer to represent 
him. He could have gotten off.


Kenneth Carpenter, Ph.D.

Dept. of Earth Sciences
Denver Museum of Natural History 
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