I was trained in journalism school and was taught that indeed nothing beats good research. I was taught to follow the facts only for the story. If I do one thing very well it is that - and I LOVE doing it too!
The book cannot come out soon enough - but we will not compromise it for the sake of just getting stuff out there for the sake of doing only that. When it meets our exacting standards, that's when it will go to the publisher - and only after some of the other great flag historians we know have signed off on it.