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Toxophilus -The School of Shooting (History of Archery Series)

Toxophilus -The School of Shooting (History of Archery Series)

  • Author: Roger Ascham
  • Publisher: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1446548899
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 188
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Toxophilus -The School Of Shooting (History of Archery Series) Roger Ascham This work comprises of two books combined together: The First Book of the School of Shooting and The Second Book of the School of Shooting. They are written in the form of a dialogue between Toxophilus 'A lover of the bow' and Philogus 'A lover of learning'. In the discussion Toxophilus justifies his love of archery as a pastime, puts forward his reasons for retaining the bow as a weapon of war instead of the newly favoured hand gun, and he gives practical instructions on the technique of shooting in the bow. Contents Include Chronicle of the life, Works, and Times of Roger Ascham Apologia The Royal Arms Dedication to the King Henry VIII To All Gentlemen and Yeoman of England The First Book Of The School Of Shooting The Second Book Of The School Of Shooting The Table Of Contents Of The First Book Of The School Of Shooting The Table Of The Second Book Of The School Of Shooting Glossary of Old Words Imprints of the first two editions of Toxophilus Originally published in 1544. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Obscure Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Shooting History

Shooting History

A Personal Journey

  • Author: Jon Snow
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007171854
  • Category: Television journalists
  • Page: 395
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Jon Snow is one of the most highly regarded contemporary newsmen, and has reported from conflicts in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and Eritrea. In this book he not only tells the story of his life, but also offers his opinions on the current state of politics and the media.

The Scientific Education of Dogs for the Gun

The Scientific Education of Dogs for the Gun

  • Author: H. Fitt
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 1443740810
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 224
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THE SCIENTIFIC EDUCATION OF DOGS FOR THE GUN. By "H.H." (H. Nevill Fitt.) This early gundog training book was first published in London 1890, and is now very rare in its first edition. READ COUNTRY BOOKS have now republished it using the original text. This is one of the earliest books devoting the majority of its contents to the training to the gun of Pointers and Setters. The author writes from his then thirty seven years of practical experience, beginning with his first successfully trained Pointer as a teenager. Some of his methods will prove controversial, but the overall advice given in this book has easily stood the test of time and will benefit all first time trainers or anyone wishing to improve on their present methods. 220 pages contain sixteen detailed chapters dealing with: - "The Rationalle." - Kennel Management. - Retrievers ( 4 chapters). - Wild Fowling. - Pointers and Setters (8 chapters). - Field Trials. - Spaniels. The eight chapters concentrating on the "breaking" or training of Pointers and Setters will prove of enormous interest to shooting men, field triallers, and falconers. The author's admiration for the reasoning power of the dog, which makes itself evident on every other page, will assuredly be shared by all who read this book. Many of the earliest sporting books, particularly those dating back to the 1800s, are now extremely scarce and very expensive. READ COUNTRY BOOKS are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

A Tennessee Folklore Sampler

A Tennessee Folklore Sampler

Selections from the Tennessee Folklore Society Bulletin, 1935-2009

  • Author: Ted Olson,Anthony P. Cavender
  • Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
  • ISBN: 1572336684
  • Category: History
  • Page: 429
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Since 1934 the Tennessee Folklore Society Bulletin has been a respected source on the wonderfully diverse history and traditions of the Volunteer State, but until now that publication's wide-ranging articles have been largely restricted to the society's membership. With the appearance of A Tennessee Folklore Sampler, editors Ted Olson and Anthony P. Cavender provide a broad audience with a rich selection of the work published over the course of this acclaimed journal's seventy-five-year history. Packed with colorful descriptions and analysis of the state's folkways, A Tennessee Folklore Sampler covers all three of the grand divisions of Tennessee--East, Middle, and West-- and includes articles by some prominent students of folklore, among them Charles Wolfe, Charles Faulkner Bryan, Thomas Burton, Donald Davidson, Herbert Halpert, Mildred Haun, Michael Lofaro, Michael Montgomery, and Tom Rankin. Following an introductory section that places the book into historical, cultural, and socioeconomic contexts, A Tennessee Folklore Sampler is divided into ten parts covering material culture, medicine, beliefs and practices, customs, play and recreation lore, speech, legends, ballad and song, instrumental traditions and music collecting, and folk communities. Each part begins with an introduction that places the selections in context and concludes with suggestions for further reading. The appendix features an essay that explores the history of the Tennessee Folklore Society and the evolution of folklore studies of the state. The anthology will be a welcome resource for folklorists and scholars in many fields as well as a special treasure for general readers. With more than sixty illustrations complementing the text, A Tennessee Folklore Sampler presents a vivid overview of Tennessee folk culture that illuminates the very soul of the state. Ted Olson is the author of Blue Ridge Folklife and Breathing in Darkness: Poems, and the coeditor of The Bristol Sessions: Writings about the Big Bang of Country Music. He teaches at East Tennessee State University. Anthony P. Cavender is professor of anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at East Tennessee State University. He is the author of Folk Medicine in Southern Appalachia and has published articles in Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Folklore Research, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Human Organization, Appalachian Journal, and American Speech, among others.

History of Marine Corps Competitive Marksmanship

History of Marine Corps Competitive Marksmanship

  • Author: United States. Marine Corps
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Shooting contests
  • Page: 467
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The History of Marine Corps Competitive Marksmanship

The History of Marine Corps Competitive Marksmanship

  • Author: Robert Elmer Barde
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Shooting contests
  • Page: 467
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The Shotgun & Its Uses (History of Shooting Series)

The Shotgun & Its Uses (History of Shooting Series)

  • Author: East Sussex
  • Publisher: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1447487648
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 232
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This fascinating but little-known book was first published in London in 1914. The author was a prolific contributor to the sporting press of that time and was an acknowledged expert on guns and shooting.We have now republished it using the original text and illustrations. The books 232 pages are a veritable mine of information on the development, manufacturing, choice, and use of the English shotgun and its associated cartridges and loads. Much practical advice is also offered on shooting grouse, pheasant, partridge, woodcock and wildfowl etc, with a multitude of tips on dealing with high birds, "coasters", wind direction and weather, "flapper-shooting," etc. Fourteen comprehensive chapters deal effectively with each of these subjects and are fully illustrated with vintage black and white photos and illustrations. The original fascinating adverts for guns, cartridges, shooting grounds, equipment etc, have also been retained for historical interest. This early shooting book will prove to be a valuable asset in increasing the knowledge and prowess of all "gun-buffs" and shooting men.

Marksmanship in the U.S. Army

Marksmanship in the U.S. Army

A History of Medals, Shooting Programs, and Training

  • Author: William K. Emerson
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • ISBN: 9780806135755
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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Featuring hundreds of black-and-white illustrations of marksmanship medals, prizes, and badges, plus a special full-color section, this encyclopedia of U.S. Army shooting awards and training program rewards is a must-have for military historians and collectors. In Marksmanship in the U.S. Army, William K. Emerson details weapons training from the 1850s to the present, gathering this information for the first time in a single volume. Emerson highlights the philosophies behind army marksmanship and documents the awards, prizes, and badges bestowed upon the War Department’s most elite shooters, artillerymen, and swordsmen. Proficiency training discussed in this book includes the use of sabers, cannons, sea mines, bayonets, tank weapons, aerial gunnery, bombs, and other weapons. Emerson integrates discussion of the criteria, people, and rationale behind each award into this historical account. Emerson’s emphasis on national rifle and pistol matches, the history of selected army and NRA trophies, and significant players in the army’s weapons training development enhances the comprehensive appeal of the latest contribution to military history by this experienced author.

The Drilling Gun

The Drilling Gun

History, Use, and Technology of a Universal Hunting Weapon

  • Author: Norbert Klups
  • Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
  • ISBN: 9780764327490
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 230
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The Drilling is a triple barreled, shoulder held firearm. The gun's name is derived from the German word for three "drei". As a "combination gun," the Drilling is comprised of various combinations of shotgun and/or rifle barrels, giving the flexibility of shooting both types of cartridges with a very wide range of caliber from one firearm. Designed for the discerning hunter or survivalist, these guns were originally designed for the German and Austria forests where there was an advantage to carrying one gun with multiple loads when hunting the dense forests filled with various types of game, from deer, to wild boar and fowl. The option of quickly choosing a specific caliber enabled the hunter to be ready for whatever came out of the woods. Primarily made by small manufacturers, Drillings were offered in a broad range of barrel configurations, combinations, and calibers. Many of these firearms were custom made and are highly decorated through detailed engraving, stock carving and customized metal work. This book is an essential reference to this type of gun and looks at both older as well as contemporary Drillings and gives instructions on their use.

Shooting Up

Shooting Up

A History of Drugs in Warfare

  • Author: Kamieński
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 178738053X
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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From hallucinogenic mushrooms and LSD, to coca and cocaine; from Homeric warriors and the Assassins to the first Gulf War and today’s global insurgents — drugs have sustained warriors in the field and have been used as weapons of warfare, either as non-lethal psychochemical weapons or as a means of subversion. Łukasz Kamieński explores why and how drugs have been issued to soldiers to increase their battlefield performance, boost their courage and alleviate stress and fear — as well as for medical purposes. He also delves into the history of psychoactive substances that combatants ‘self-prescribe’, a practice which dates as far back as the Vikings. Shooting Up is a comprehensive and original history of the relationship between fighting men and intoxicants, from Antiquity till the present day, and looks at how drugs will determine the wars of the future in unforeseen and remarkable ways.