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Eccentric Orbits

Eccentric Orbits

The Iridium Story

Book - 2016
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"How the largest man-made constellation in the heavens was built by dreamers in the Arizona Desert, targeted for destruction by panicked executives, and saved by a single Palm Beach retiree who battled Motorola, cajoled the Pentagon, wrestled with thirty banks, survived an attack by Congress, infiltrated the White House, found allies through the Black Entertainment Network, and wooed a mysterious Arab prince to rescue the only phone that links every inch of the planet."--Title page.
Publisher: New York :, Atlantic Monthly Press,, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780802121684
Branch Call Number: 384.51 BL
Characteristics: xx, 537 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm


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Apr 09, 2018

A very long and very good book. Well researched and well written. I now feel educated in a subject I knew nothing about. There were times I wondered if it would ever end, but never felt like giving up on it. Found it interesting and fascinating. Have new found respect for John Bloom. Thanks for a great read Joe Bob!


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