This is a small selection of archery books that our members have suggested. If you want to add some, please contact us in the facebook group – Instinctive Archers.

Wolf’s Head: Volume 1

“Well researched and enjoyably written, Wolf’s Head is a fast-paced and original re-casting of a familiar legend. McKay’s gift as a storyteller pulls the reader into a world of violence, passion, injustice and revenge and leaves us wanting more!"Glyn Iliffe, author,...

Agincourt

A tale inspired by the legendary battle of Agincourt finds the "band of brothers" rallying against disease, hunger, and formidable weather around longbowman Nicholas Hook, who in spite of his outlaw status fights for his country and the woman he loves. 200,000 first...

Don’t aim – then you will hit the Target

Jens Mellies, born in Berlin, living now at Blackforest - Germany, is a passionate business manager in real life; he is working in adult education. After decades of holding back his yearning, he has now finally given in to his enthusiasm for archery and is involved in...

Longbow: Volume 1

Roland Inness is a peasant boy with an unusual talent—and a secret. He has learned the art of making a longbow and the skill to use it with deadly accuracy. Why must this be kept hidden? The Normans rule England with their armored knights and a well-aimed longbow can...

Archery, Its Theory and Practice

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ... Chapter Th Op The String, The Bracer, And...

Longbow: A Social and Military History

First published in 1976, Robert Hardy's "Longbow", which has achieved an enviable reputation as a classic book on the subject, tells the story of this weapon throughout British history with drama, vigour and enthusiasm. As well as describing the longbow's colourful...

The Composite Bow

An ancient design, emerging from Central Asia in the second millennium BC, the composite bow was adopted by a staggering variety of cultures, from nomadic tribal peoples such as the Huns, Turks and Mongols, to mighty empires such as the Romans, Byzantines, Persians,...

The Longbow

An iconic medieval missile weapon, the deadly longbow made possible the English victories at Crecy and Poitiers at the height of the Hundred Years' War. The longbow was the weapon at the heart of the English military ascendancy in the century after 1340. Capable of...

Zen in the Art of Archery

The book sets forth theories about motor learning and control that provide lessons for learning any sport or physical activity. For example, a central idea in the book is that through years of practice, a physical activity becomes effortless both mentally and...

The Way of Archery

This book provides a detailed introduction to practising archery in the traditional Chinese military style. It explains the basics of how to shoot using the Asian thumb ring: proper posture, training regimen, equipment, and avoiding pitfalls in shooting. The thorough...

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