From the Paperback edition. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
This biography is well written, pretty complete (although it was written before Messier retired) and fun to read. But it is unauthorized, as all Messier's biographies until now. Read morePublished on January 2, 2006 by Kees
Comprehensive. Objective. Revealing. Gives a clear picture of
where Messier came from, what he achieved, how he persevered,
failed, resurrected ... Read more
Jeff Klein does a nice job of interviewing not only Messier's legion of supporters but also captures those who were and still are not enamored with Messier's commanding presence as... Read morePublished on March 30, 2005 by A. Lestingi