Afternoon Friday, 6 May, 1977
You left on Sunday, you called from home on Monday, and today is Fridayand very many things did happen in those few days. I will not write today muchbut mention only a few items.
Earl Milton from Lethbridge, Canada, is with us since yesterday and leaves tomorrow morning together with Alfred de Graziawho just now spent with us some timeand left copies of letters he wrote to Enc. Br. and to NYTimes.
Sagan sent me a new book of his, inscribed with all good wishes and a day apart arrived the tape of his this years lecture on the yearly themeVenus and Vin which he indoctrinates future astronomers in their first year with derision toward me and my work the daily paper of Ithaca carried this week a large article with my picture on P. of S., very positive.
Isenberg sent in his lecture at the convention of science writers in Jerusalem (on 26 April)amd it is very good. I am going to cable him, he should submit it to Nature, Science, New Scientist, etc.
I intend to write an article (not letter) to NYT Book Review Sectionone night I jotted down many passages for itand it will be, if published, an answer not just to another of the articles in NYTbut to many othersGingerich, one of them. It is my conviction that he manipulated the media since 1974.
Mondadori is probably the largest Italian publisher. I will answer them and you will try to deal with them and compare the offers of Garzanti and Mondadori.
I have much more to saybut will only addI really greatly on youand it was good to know you