Otto Vondrak wrote:
Paul Miller wrote:Otto, for the record, I never said "just buy one." Everyone I've met in person has gotten the opportunity to view it before purchase. I truly do not wish to disappoint anyone. I do appreciate the kinder words you bestowed this time around and hope you at least get to see the book someday in person. I realize you are a true fan of the LHR and it's for people like yourself and the other gents here I compiled my book. Hopefully we can meet up one day in person to chat.
Nothing unkind about any of my words, Paul, but we're always a little concerned when someone is hesitant to provide details about their product for sale - especially when I might not have the pleasure to meet you in person to see the book before I buy. I don't think you're trying to cheat anyone. I think we're all in agreement here, and a few good references help reinforce the fact that your book is indeed a quality product. It sounds like you've found your audience! I'm sure I'll see you trackside in Orange County sometime!
-otto, who would have been trackside in Maybrook had he not been born in 1977-
Dear Mr. Vondrak,
Over the past several months, Mr. Miller has responded to all of your questions regarding the book, with clarity and at times great detail. Therefore, it is unclear why the same questions have been perseverated. Mr. Miller's book is a most complete work in which he sought out renowned historians, archivists, hobbyists and the like to research, learn and verify each detail with accuracy and with rigor. The result and outcome is a book written from the creative perspective of taking a passenger ride from Phillipsburg to Vernon.
The writing style keeps the readers attention and details the history of each area. The book is 250 pages+ , 900+ photos, blueprints, track diagrams.. most of which have never been published . The physical efforts of hiking through the brush to locate missing or abandoned parts of the track, markers, etc. enabled the completion of the book. In addition, Mr. Miller was instrumental in uncovering the lost L&HR archives. The information he obtained by traveling to the National Archives in Maryland, the Strasburg, PA Railroad Museum, and the countless town historical societies demonstrates Mr. Miller’s genuine dedication to the LH&R and the fervor to keep the living history alive.
With a forward written by Mr. Marty Feldner and acknowledgements of Mr. Tom Callan, Mr. Dave Rutan, Mr. Ed Crist, Mr. Bob Mohowski, Mr. Tom McGovern and Russ Hallock , Dave Pfeifer, Kurt Bell and over 50 other individuals …the book has a solid foundation and stands on it’s own.
As a published author , a researcher and contributor to several patents,
I am amazed at what Mr. Miller has accomplished in only 2 ½ years.
His ethics, respect for the L&HR, and passion to provide others with this living history
should be an inspiration to you Mr. Vondrak. I hope that one day you and Mr. Miller can meet.
Doirs A. Rapisardi