The Longbow by Mike Loades

By Mike Loades

Boasting a fee of capturing now not visible back in English arms until eventually the overdue nineteenth century, the longbow was once the weapon on the center of the English army ascendancy within the century after 1340. able to subjecting the enemy to a hail of lethal projectiles, the longbow within the arms of massed archers made attainable the extreme victories loved through English forces over improved numbers at Crécy and Poitiers, and remained a huge battlefield weapon through the Wars of the Roses and past; it additionally performed a number one position in raiding, siege and naval battle. Its effect and use unfold to the armies of Burgundy, Scotland and different powers, and its acceptance as an economical and simply produced weapon resulted in demands its frequent adoption within the nascent armies of the yank Republic as past due because the 1770s.
Wielded through Englishmen, Welshmen and others, the longbow fulfilled the necessities of all infantry missile guns all through background - it was once a well-made weapon compatible for creation in volume that projected a man-stopping missile over an appropriate distance at a sustainable, rather fast expense of capturing. The longbow was once a ''self-bow'' - that's to claim, it was once made of one piece of wooden, ordinarily yew, with the ''belly'' of the bow being ''heartwood'' and a thinner layer of ''sapwood'' being the ''back'' of the bow. Its arrows have been regularly made from aspen, a gentle and robust wooden - even if ash and different woods have been extensively utilized - with various steel heads to be had, counting on the meant use. a cosmopolitan piece of ammunition requiring many assets and talent to fabricate, the longbow arrow may perhaps penetrate plate armour if the stipulations have been correct; this research argues, in spite of the fact that, that the ''blunt trauma'' inflicted at the goal, even though good armoured, led to debilitating accidents and was once way more major at the box of battle.
Featuring particularly commissioned full-colour paintings and trained by way of the most recent study into this fascinating weapon, this energetic research debunks lingering myths and casts new gentle at the battle-winning longbow, the deadly missile weapon that enabled English victories opposed to the chances in a sequence of recognized battles of the 14th and fifteenth centuries.

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Discovery Road by Tim Garratt

By Tim Garratt

Their target used to be to develop into the 1st humans to experience mountain motorcycles unsupported around the 3 southern continents and, in doing so, raising money for the charity, Intermediate expertise. this can be a fast paced story of self-discovery—full of event, clash, humour, hazard and a mess of colorful characters. even more than a travelogue, it proves traditional humans can chase nice desires with the final word good fortune.

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Peddling Bicycles to America: The Rise of an Industry by Bruce D. Epperson

By Bruce D. Epperson

This financial and technical background of the early American bicycle makes a speciality of the interval from 1876 to the start of worldwide battle I. It appears to be like rather on the existence and profession of the industry's most important character in this period, Albert Augustus Pope. After turning into enamored with English high-wheeled bicycles in the course of a trip to the Philadelphia World's reasonable in 1876, Pope quickly begun paying Hartford, Connecticut's Weed stitching computer corporation to make his personal model of high-wheeler, the "Columbia," the 1st to be synthetic in the US in major numbers. A decade later, Pope received out that corporation, and a decade after that, Hartford's Park River used to be covered with 5 of Pope's factories. This e-book tells the tale of the Pope production Company's meteoric upward thrust and fall and the expansion of an round it.

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Think Like Tiger by John Andrisani

By John Andrisani

During this particular publication, John Andrisani explores the brain and its expansive program to golfing, utilizing Tiger Woods because the final position version. imagine Like Tiger exhibits how the champion's ideas will be utilized to anyone's online game. find out how to: € Use the facility of focus to allow not anything disturb you € Meditate to relieve psychological tension and sit back muscle groups € Use your mind's eye while making plans pictures € perform photographs that would stimulate your brain € improve your personal method for inducing self-confidence

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Start to finish : 24 weeks to an endurance triathlon by Paul Huddle, Roch Fey, T.j. Murphy

By Paul Huddle, Roch Fey, T.j. Murphy

Paul Huddle and Roch Frey help you stream from brief distance triathlon to persistence triathlons. Longer exercises, balancing paintings, relatives, and coaching, including velocity paintings restoration, and the psychological video game are all crucial should you choose to movement as much as the Ironman® distance.

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The ultimate book of boxing lists by Bert Randolph Sugar

By Bert Randolph Sugar

What have been the 10 most fabulous knockouts in boxing background? Which pugilist had the best jab of all time? What have been the sport’s so much excessive rivalries? Who scored the largest upsets within the sport’s annals? Which warring parties have the simplest nicknames? those questions and so on are responded during this daring choice of ranked lists from of boxing’s hottest commentators. every one checklist has an introductory paragraph through a few ranked entries, with every one access that includes a quick rationalization of score plus unique and enlightening history information.

Also integrated are unique lists contributed unique to this ebook by way of greater than 25 best personalities from boxing and past, together with Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Oscar De l. a. Hoya, Bernard Hopkins, and more.

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45-Love. My Yearlong Quest to Fulfill a Lifelong Dream in by Ray Krueger

By Ray Krueger

Ray Krueger's story—that of a 275-pound teen who fears leaving his own residence for worry of working into his personal father, yet is going directly to turn into an elite, most sensible 20 tennis participant within the 45-and-over age division—veritably glows with the incandescent ardour that permits a few fortunate souls to adventure participatory activities as an excellent, life-shaping and reworking adventure. The weekend warrior is alive and good and in sturdy fingers with Krueger! —Peter Bodo, writer of THE COURTS OF BABYLON and THE CLAY RAN pink

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The WrestleCrap Book of Lists! by R. D. Reynolds

By R. D. Reynolds

Ever desired to understand the worst profession offerings professional wrestlers made upon retirement? Or which kung fu chop-socky wrestlers might make Bruce Lee do a backflip in his grave?

The WrestleCrap e-book of Lists! has all that — and lots more and plenty extra. The gloves are off as best-selling writer RD Reynolds and his co-author Blade Braxton pull no punches in taking a look at a few of wrestling’s greatest error, so much comical mishaps and so much egotistical performers. one of the lists integrated during this cornucopia of wrestling nonsense are:

• attractions Wrestling lovers should not Be compelled to determine Again!

• the best Mullets within the heritage of the Game!

• Porn Stars Who Moonlighted in Wrestling!

• The evidence that DX is absolutely, particularly Gay!

• the best Mugshots — that includes Your favorite Wrestlers!

• The items of Definitive proof that WCW could have Been Run by means of Nazis!

• seasoned Wrestling’s Stupidest Hometowns!

• The issues That Vince McMahon consistently desires to discuss (Half of Which contain His Genitalia)!

Of direction, we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out the book’s craptastic major occasion: the 25 Worst Gimmicks of All Time.

Irreverent, off-kilter, and sure to be offensive to all, The WrestleCrap ebook of Lists! is professional wrestling’s very worst of the worst!

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Warhammer - Tomb Kings by Alessio Cavatore

By Alessio Cavatore

A long way to the south of the outdated international lies a desolate, wind-swept wilderness. No residing factor stirs during this position, however it is way from uninhabited. this can be Nehekhara, the cursed Land of the useless, and the area of the Tomb Kings. old and wrathful, the Tomb Kings starvation for energy; their thirst for conquest is unquenchable and their want for vengeance fuels their rage. they're unremitting of their everlasting warfare upon those that have the temerity to stay while their rightful rulers languish in undeath.

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Knowing Your Horse: A Guide to Equine Learning, Training and by Emma Lethbridge

By Emma Lethbridge

Should you know the way your horse learns and why your education is efficacious, you could educate speedier, extra ethically, and extra sympathetically. Emma Lethbridge completely yet easily explains studying conception, and the way to use it in a manner that's either effective for education and holds the horse’s welfare paramount. figuring out Your Horse might be a key source for these wishing to raised comprehend their horse’s habit, and to utilize that realizing to enhance their education concepts.

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