"How to Shoot the Longbow"

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Ole Steen
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"How to Shoot the Longbow"

Post: #1335 Ole Steen
Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:43 am

The internet is a great place to find information. Today I searched for books for my collection and then I found a book "How to Shoot the Longbow". Not by Bert Smith or Chester Seay, but a very familiar name on the frontpage.
So Hugh, once again, when will we be able to buy a signed copy of your latest (and hopefully not last) book?
Ole Steen

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Re: "How to Shoot the Longbow"

Post: #1337 admin
Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:46 pm

As usual, Amazon has jumped the gun, as have one or two others. The book is still being prepared. We have not yet even seen a proof copy to check over before publication and we are still sorting out the images. So please do not get TOO excited just yet.

Veronica-Mae on behalf of Hugh

David Sterling
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Re: "How to Shoot the Longbow"

Post: #1363 David Sterling
Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:17 pm

I went on-line to Amazon.com and note that "How to Shoot the Longbow: A Guide from Historical and Applied Sources" will be available March 3, 2015 in paperback at a price of $16.73 [the list price is $18.95 but you save $2.22 or 12% if you pre-order]. Amazon notes 'About the Author': "Hugh D. H. Soar is one of the world's leading experts in the history of archery, particularly the design and use of the longbow. He is author of a number of important books on archery, including "The Crooked Stick: A History of the Longbow", "The Romance of Archery: A Social History of the Longbow", "Straight and True: A Select History of the Arrow", and, with Joseph Gibbs, Christopher Jury, and Mark Stretton, "Secrets of the English War Bow", all available from Westholme Publishing." I am looking forward to March 3rd!
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John R Edgerton
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Re: "How to Shoot the Longbow"

Post: #1379 John R Edgerton
Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:45 pm

My copy should arrive from Amazon this Friday, April 10.
Hugh... I am looking forward to finally reading it.
John R Edgerton
Newark, California, USA

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Re: "How to Shoot the Longbow"

Post: #1380 David Sterling
Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:22 pm

John, it's not fair -- I am told by Amazon that my copy won't be delivered until next Wednesday, April 15th by 8:00 p.m. You'll probably have read the entire book by then! The book should be an excellent read -- I am looking forward to receiving my copy at long last -- I know that it will be well worth the wait! :grin:
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Re: "How to Shoot the Longbow"

Post: #1381 John R Edgerton
Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:56 pm

David: I have an Amazon warehouse about a mile from my home in Newark, California. Quick delivery. :smile:
John R Edgerton

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David Sterling
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Re: "How to Shoot the Longbow"

Post: #1382 David Sterling
Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:26 pm

With respect to Amazon -- it doesn't get any better than having their warehouse a mile from your home! I'm impressed! :grin:
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Re: "How to Shoot the Longbow"

Post: #1384 admin
Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:22 pm

It does seem a bit unfair that the author has not yet had HIS copy !

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John R Edgerton
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Re: "How to Shoot the Longbow"

Post: #1386 John R Edgerton
Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:22 am

I will read it for him and tell him how it ends. :smile:
John R Edgerton

Newark, California, USA


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