Professional historians have to rewrite the Phds into short articles all the time... it is part of the job.Thanks, Cavalier and Andy, for your recommendations. Much appreciated. Regarding Irishtom29's request, please know that is not practical to take a 270,000 word manuscript and rewrite a short version on a discussion board.
Nothing that stop you from posting a long text, or putting up a short version online and linking to it.
It might even make some people by your book