I appreciate your clarification. It does read as if you're accusing Franz of plageurism (sp).though.
Penton is a good writer and Franz is too. I think the first hand info that Franz provides is more exciting because we had never had such an insiders view (and not since) of what really went on behind the scenes in those "secret" GB meetings. It's fascinating to me. But I agree that Penton may be a more experienced and talented "writer", but the info Franz gives is what is more important, and ultimately to me, more compelling.