Book release: "Commodore: a Company on the Edge"

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I just received an email from Variant Press that Brian Bagnall's excellent book on the history of Commodore is being updated and re-released... Now entitled Commodore: A Company on the Edge, the book features fifteen additional interviews, dozens of period photographs, and is presented in a chronological format with even more first-hand stories.

If you didn't get this book the first time 'round you should definitely consider picking it up now. This book beautifully captures the amazing history of a company that, I'm sure, touched the lives of most readers here.. and it's all told by the people who made it happen. I've read the original multiple times and I personally can't wait to get my mitts on this update.

They are offering signed author copies of the book a month before it hit's Amazon and Barnes & Noble at the publishers website at a cost of $29.95 (USD).

-Chip

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Bill Loguidice
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Thanks, Chip. Though AA has

Thanks, Chip. Though AA has had issues with Mr. Bagnall in the past, we wish him the best with the new version of his well researched book. It's certainly not easy to self publish like that and he does it at a fair price to boot.

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Chip Hageman
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No problem.. and sorry, I

No problem.. and sorry, I was unaware of any prior issues with Mr. Bagnall.

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Bill Loguidice
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It's no big deal at all. Like

It's no big deal at all. Like I said, good to see him doing a new version of his book.

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Mark Vergeer
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I am definitely thinking about getting that book!

Looks to be a good read. I'm going to get it.

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Chip Hageman
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It's a great read Mark, I

It's a great read Mark, I think you'll enjoy it a lot. Commodore was really a collection of bright and intelligent engineers that managed to make great products despite it's management problems. I don't think it's possible for a company like Commodore to ever exist in this day and age... which is a shame.

It's all in the book.. tons of interviews with the colorful characters of Commodore... some of which live down the street from me. :-)

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