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    From: Jonathan M Bresler
    Date: 2014 Aug 28, 07:43 -0700

    Henry,

    Thank you for the hearty "Welcome aboard"!  Expect that our father are of the same vintage.  Dutton is the 1942 edition, if I remember correctly.

    Fortunately, my father left me a copy of Bowditch from 1962.  Quite a heavy book, both in weight and ease of reading.  Have been able to download a PDF the 2002 edition from the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (http://msi.nga.mil/NGAPortal/MSI.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=msi_portal_page_62&pubCode=0002).  Have been reading other material, using Bowditch as a reference work only.  Currently reading John Letcher's _Self-contained Celestial Navigation with HO 208_ which seems to have a very clear explanations, good diagrams, and helpful practical suggestions.  Was able to get a used copy at a modest price.  A little work with an eraser has done the book a world of good.

    Jonathan

       
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