News

ION Newsletter Features Easton and Frazier

The Institute of Navigation Quarterly Newsletter, Vol. 27, No. 3 (Summer 2017), page 10, published a feature article, GPS Historians Spread a PNT Gospel,  about several recent public talks Richard Easton and Eric Frazier have presented, including one that appeared on … Continue reading

SpyCast Interviews Richard Easton

SPY Historian Vince Houghton sat down with Richard Easton, co-author of GPS Declassified: From Smart Bombs to Smartphones, to discuss the development of GPS and its role in the military, intelligence, and civilian domains. Easton’s father, Roger, led the Space … Continue reading

Easton and Frazier Speak at Peterson AFB

Richard Easton and Eric Frazier were recently invited by the National Security Space Institute (NSSI), located at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo., to speak to students and faculty. The two-day visit included a 90-minute presentation, July 21, … Continue reading

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Reviews

NSSI Space Pro Reading List

While not a review, per se, perhaps the most appreciated feedback we have received regarding GPS Declassified was being selected by the Air Force’s National Security Space Institute for its 2016 Space Professionals Reading List. Each year, NSSI surveys faculty … Continue reading

Technology and Culture — Alan D. Meyer

“The authors, independent writers whose past articles on science and technology targeted technical or popular audiences, are at their best when describing complex technology in understandable everyday terms….this well-researched book delivers an accessible introduction to the fascinating—and, it turns out, … Continue reading

Fourmilog – John Walker

“There are abundant technical details about the design and operation of the system, but the book is entirely accessible to the intelligent layman….This book is an essential history of how this technology came to be, how it works, and where … Continue reading

H-Net Reviews – Raymond O’Mara

“(The authors) tell an interesting story of how humans adapted an existing technology to provide benefits unseen by their original creators, a theme common in the history of technology….Ultimately, GPS Declassified achieves the authors’ goal of introducing the reader to … Continue reading

Quest – Roger D. Launius

“… A solid basic history of the subject. As an introduction it is quite useful. It also seeks, in the authors’ minds, to correct what they view as errors and omissions in the GPS origins story. Finally, it tells quite … Continue reading

Spaceflight – Off the Shelf

“This book sets the record straight on just how remarkable has been the rise and rise of position-determination–the Global Positioning System, or GPS….(The) writers have combined their considerable talents to tell a highly readable story about the development of satellite … Continue reading

Choice Reviews – M.W. Carr

“This book expertly weaves the story of GPS development and its ever-expanding use….Highly recommended.” –Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries (ALA), May 2014, by M.W. Carr

“A great read” — Rye Barcott

Posted at Amazon.com — “I’ve been fascinated by GPS and it’s tremendous power since it saved my team one night during combat operations in the Middle East. GPS Declassified is a great read for anyone interested in American history. From … Continue reading

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