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by Vic Hurley,Christopher L. Harris,Karol W. Kersh

ePub Arrows Against Steel: The History of the Bow and How It Forever Changed Warfare download
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Vic Hurley,Christopher L. Harris,Karol W. Kersh
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978-0983475613
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Cerberus Books (June 1, 2011)
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by Vic Hurley (Author), Christopher L. Harris (Illustrator), Karol W. Kersh (Afterword) & 0 more. The book gives an overview of the use of the bow throughout history, with an emphasis on the superiority of the horse archer

by Vic Hurley (Author), Christopher L. The book gives an overview of the use of the bow throughout history, with an emphasis on the superiority of the horse archer. The information regarding technical details of the bow and the description of the tactics used by the horse archers is interesting. The big problem with the book is that it contains many exaggerations and many, many historical inaccuracies. For example, the chapter on the Carthaginians is almost completely incorrect.

Arrows Against Steel book. The strategy and tactics of the use of the bow and arrow as a military weapon were the forbears of the missile-based battle methods of today

Arrows Against Steel book. The strategy and tactics of the use of the bow and arrow as a military weapon were the forbears of the missile-based battle methods of today. Remotely launched deadly projectiles, first used in Asia more than 2500 years ago, changed the character of armed conflict world-wide.

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It places this weapon in its proper historical perspective. Students of military history and archery enthusiasts alike, will find this book compelling reading.

Author : Vic Hurley,Karol W. Kersh. Publisher : Cerberus Corp. Bows & Arrows of the Native Americans: A Step-By-Step Guide to Wooden Bows, Sinew-Backed Bows, Composite Bows, Strings, Arrows & Quivers (English)

Author : Vic Hurley,Karol W. Bows & Arrows of the Native Americans: A Step-By-Step Guide to Wooden Bows, Sinew-Backed Bows, Composite Bows, Strings, Arrows & Quivers (English). The Essentials of Archery: How to Use and Make Bows and Arrows (English). Hunting with the Bow and Arrow. A Guide to Archery Equipment - A Selection of Classic Articles on Bows, Arrows and Other Archery Equipment (English).

the history of the bow and how it forever changed warfare. Includes bibliographical references (p. 216-220) and index.

2011); The Parthian (1960); and Arrows Against Steel: the History of the Bow .

He was a prolific writer emphasizing both military and historic themes and he was the author of . Karol W. Kersh (JD) is the President of the Cerberus Books imprint and Cerberus Corp. Harris has designed over two hundred and fifty productions worldwide, including the American Professional Premieres of The Rover, Barnaby Sweet, The Sickness of Youth, Father Dreams and Picasso In The Back Seat and productions in London, Toronto, New York, Boston, St. Louis, Chicago and Portland, Oregon.

And in another, Arrows Against Steel, the History of the Bow and How it Forever Changed Warfare, has a few . The archers had discarded their bows and plunged into the battle with hand weapons to help turn the tide

And in another, Arrows Against Steel, the History of the Bow and How it Forever Changed Warfare, has a few descriptions - I'll quote each of em for ease :) . .the English archers were dangerously exposed men in battle and were considered to be a mere holding posse maintaining an action until the propitious moment arrived for a charge of the knights. The archers had discarded their bows and plunged into the battle with hand weapons to help turn the tide. There's something more like it. (I assume by "their usage, you refer to my assertion that they entered the melee after their arrows were out <.

Gerald V. (Vic) Hurley (1898–1978) was a record-breaking athlete, adventurer, expert on the Philippine Islands, military officer, and prolific author

Gerald V. (Vic) Hurley (1898–1978) was a record-breaking athlete, adventurer, expert on the Philippine Islands, military officer, and prolific author. His published books include a non-fiction series relating to the Philippine Islands in the first third of the twentieth century, military histories, screenplays, articles and works of fiction. Hurley was born in St. Joseph, Missouri on October 6, 1898

Book by Hurley, Victor.

Book by Hurley, Victor.

This is a new edition of a classic book about the history and development of modern warfare. The strategy and tactics of the use of the bow and arrow as a military weapon were the forbears of the missile-based battle methods of today. Remotely launched deadly projectiles, first used in Asia more than 2500 years ago, changed the character of armed conflict world-wide. The importance of the lessons learned and the historic paradigms described by the author should not be underestimated. Arrows Against Steel, the History of the Bow and How It Forever Changed Warfare, is the product of more than forty years of the author's military experience, travel, and research. It places this weapon into its proper historical perspective. The bow and arrow has been the most devastating killer of men in history - greater than the machine gun, the cannon, and even the atomic bomb. Its use throughout history revolutionized warfare and taught the importance of a unified strategy, battle discipline, and mobility. A superior weapon with a deadly range, it triumphed over the thrust-and-parry tactics of earlier battle methods, and gave birth to many modern offensive military strategies such as: - The creation of fear and terror in the enemy military and civilian populations from the continuous expectation of an invisible but anticipated attack; - The element of surprise from attacks by a weapon with long-range deadly capability; - The element of shock from rapidly deployed and highly mobile unexpectedly powerful forces; - The element of awe at the overwhelming and deadly hail of remotely launched missiles; - The destruction of enemy forces in the field rather than the attack of strongholds; - The ability to attack strongholds from remote and safe positions; - The use of fluid military feints to force the enemy to concentrate force at one or more points, weakening other parts of a defensive line; - and the strategic importance of effective and safe supply sources rather than reliance on in-field foraging. Although often ignored, it is difficult to undervalue the strategic and tactical consequences of the history, development, and use of the bow in battle. Modern military weapons are merely technologically advanced remotely launched missiles, still guided by these historic principles. "For those interested in the broader question of war and weaponry, a fascinating reflection may be found in Vic Hurley's Arrows Against Steel; The History of the Bow. Nominally a discussion of the role of archery in warfare, this book is in fact a review of important infantry and cavalry tactics over 3000 years of recorded history." A Passchendaele Portrait by Daniel M. Dobkin; w-d-family.com
  • Very well written. Easy to understand. The author seems very well informed. Some of the details disagree with, the opinions of, other historians I've read. But, aren't all books, of this type, like that to some extent. The author is clearly, as much an enthusiast, as a historian. His views are colored by this. He might be giving slightly more credit to mounted archery soldiers than merited. They reflect the authors opinion of what happen. You can pick out many historical gems in this tome and get a good overview of the military use of the bow. I recommend it highly.

  • The book gives an overview of the use of the bow throughout history, with an emphasis on the superiority of the horse archer. The information regarding technical details of the bow and the description of the tactics used by the horse archers is interesting. The big problem with the book is that it contains many exaggerations and many, many historical inaccuracies.

    For example, the chapter on the Carthaginians is almost completely incorrect. Hannibal's army did not contain any archers, either horse or foot. His cavalry was made up of Spanish, Gauls, and Numidians, all of which used javelins and/or swords and shields. His heavy infantry was composed of Gauls (sword and shield), Spanish (sword and shield), or Libyan (spear and shield). His light infantry was a mix of Spanish and Numidian javelin men (javelin and shield) and Balearic slingers (slings). His description of the battles is also very sketchy. Ticinus was a cavalry skirmish, and the Romans certainly didn't lose a consular army. The description of Cannae is also incorrect, for while the Romans lost, they didn't die to a rain of arrows. What's really troublesome is that there is absolutely no evidence in the primary sources to support the author's views. I honestly have no idea why any of this is in the book.

    Overall, I cannot recommend the book. It has some useful information, but nearly every chapter has exaggerations or outright errors. I get the feeling that the author had a point to make, whether or not the facts supported his claim.

  • Purchased this for my husband and he was out of contact for a few days while reading. He was fascinated, engrossed and thoroughly enjoyed this book. We were familiar with this writer and will read more of his work. thanks, Marilyn reed

  • Riddled with misinformation, this book seems written by someone who never actually saw traditional military archery equipment or shooting take place. If this book repeats myths like "knights needed cranes to put them on top of their horse", and mistakes Little John from Robin Hood as an actual person, and thinks hornbows were pulled with mechanical equipment, I doubt most everything stated in this book.

  • I agree, that some pictures would have been nice to better describe items, but the author does a good job of writing accurately about the subjects. It also opens your eyes on Asian warfare.

  • Interesting read. Good detail on the bows too. Mongols were very impressive. Good if you have interest in history of archery.

  • Most books on the history of warfare archery focus on the performance of the English longbow in the Hundred year's war. Usually a pittance is given to the rest of the world. This excellent book covers the impact of archery in warfare from the Roman empire through the Mongols on to the Native Americans of the plains. Mr. Hurley is a military man and his training shows in the book, especially his explanations of battle tactics. This is no mere admiration book, its a clinical analysis of the impact of the bow and arrow in warfare. His theory on the effectiveness of a mobile light artillery fits as well into the tactics of the Mongols as to the German blitzkrieg. I particularly enjoyed his description of the battle of Carrhae, and the unbeatable tactics of the Mongols and Parthians. The book reads well and its for anyone who has an interest in archery, military history, or history in general. I'm very grateful to see it back in print.

  • Very interesting history of bow usage by past civilizations. Author is obviously totally infatuated with bows, so take with a grain of salt. That being said, some very interesting history insight.