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#1 chitowngangster

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Posted 22 April 2004 - 08:43 PM

Hello Experts,
Is the book by Tracie Hill worth $85 or should i search for a used version for a lower price.

I'm sure it's good, but need the advice. tongue.gif

Thank much in advance,
Sincerely,
Mario
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#2 TD.

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Posted 22 April 2004 - 09:29 PM

It is well worth the $85.00. I doubt you will find a used one for sale that is much less than a new one. If you drop Tracie a note at the below address, he will sell you one personally, complete with autograph.

Thompson Collectors Association

P.O. Box 8710

Newark,Ohio 43058-8710


It will be money well spent.
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Posted 22 April 2004 - 09:34 PM

I have not regretted one penny of the price, it is a high quality book that I will treasure. A great companion book is "Amercan Thunder", also well worth the price if you don't already have it. wink.gif
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#4 Ron Mills

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Posted 22 April 2004 - 09:45 PM

Sometimes folks sell them on Ebay, and they go for somewhat less. But, by the time you add freight, you're back to retail. Tracie will take care of you. In my view, the more books on it, the merrier. "American Thunder" is a must, of course. Bill Helmer's book too (The Gun That Made the 20's Roar).

Keep the spats shined,

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#5 Nick Iannamico

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Posted 22 April 2004 - 10:11 PM

American Thunder is sold out, directly from Frank anyway... Haven't heard of a second reprinting either. HOWEVER I'll let my autographed copy go for a nice fee (Thompson Greed) smile.gif
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Posted 22 April 2004 - 10:16 PM

I think Nick only has about a couple thousand he is holding back for the price to go up so to sell on EvilBay! wink.gif
If you drop Tracie Hill a line, he may sell you one for what he sells them at the TCA shows..$55.00. that's saving a few bucks for you. No promise on that though. He will sign them at the TCA shows for you if you like.
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Posted 22 April 2004 - 10:33 PM

nope mike, they are all gone, thanks to everyone who bought them!!
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#8 Walter63a

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Posted 22 April 2004 - 11:08 PM

To be succinct, yes, Mario, the book is worth every penny!!! blink.gif smile.gif Regards, Walter
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Posted 22 April 2004 - 11:34 PM

The Tracie Hill book is one of a handful that are must-have books for the serious Thompson aficionado. Frank's book is one of the others, and "The Gun That Made the Twenties Roar" is yet another.

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Posted 22 April 2004 - 11:54 PM

Roger Cox's book started the craze (aside from Helmer's which is a more historical account of Auto-Ord), that made fanatics out of casual enthusiasts. Hill's book has more good stuff, and is also hard back which is really a necessity for a reference book. There isn't a hard back book about any firearm that isn't in the neighborhood of a c note.
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Posted 23 April 2004 - 12:12 AM

Tracy's book is a must have - if you have any interest in Thompsons.

Cox's book is also a great book which predated Tracy's book and has several errors. Then you will want the update of the Cox book.

Then if interest directs you will want all of the soft cover books published by Doug Richardson. And then you might consider the video which Richardson sells and was put out by William Douglas. These will give you a good library of Thompson knowledge.

All of these books add to your knowledge of Thompson collecting.
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Posted 23 April 2004 - 06:14 AM

Thank-you for your valuable opinions.I'm getting the book.

All the best! smile.gif
Mario
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Posted 23 April 2004 - 09:25 AM

Mario
We here have visitors who come to our house and are not Thompson nuts like us , and they pick up Tracie Hill's book off the coffee table and read it and enjoy it greatly. There are some very minor mistakes in it but they really only of interest to some of us Drum nuts.
You will not regret buying it
Regards
Murray.
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