Doc. Those are some of the best posts I've read in a long time.
Please do write a book, even if its not all that in depth, you still know more than the average Joe-Schmoe does; and it would give a great background of the early days of our sport.
"Conformities are called for much more eagerly today than yesterday... skeptics, liberals, individuals with a taste for private life and their own inner standards of behavior, are objects of fear and derision and targets of persecution for either side... in the great ideological wars of our time."- Isaiah Berlin
"Freedom is not something that can be given. Freedom is something people take, and people are as free as they want to be."- James Baldwin