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  • Charles Ek
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    By lucky happenstance I’m apparently one of the early readers of Steve Graf’s new book, “The American Longbow: How to Make One, and Its Place in a Good Life.”

    It’s available from a number of outlets, so I’m not going to point to any one in particular. I have merely scanned through it, and I am already sure it will become a classic of archery writing.

    Webmom, you folks need a review of this book in the mag ASAP. No, I’m not angling for that assignment. 😉

  • Robin ConradsRobin Conrads
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    That’s awesome! I know how much work goes into writing a book, even if the subject is something you are passionate about. Congratulations, Steve!

    I’m sure Dave Tetzlaff would welcome the opportunity to review this book. Keep in mind it might be six to twelve months before you will see it in the magazine. I’ll get the ball rolling on that for sure! Thanks for telling us about it.

    ~Mom

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    Steve,

    this is excellent news! I know this is a subject that is close to your heart. Congrats, david

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    Ordered. I wonder if the author is signing copies…?..

  • Stephen Graf
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    Thanks for the kind words!

    Regarding a book review…  Mr. Don Thomas asked me to send a copy to  Dave T. already.  So we shall see.

    And regarding a signed copy… I’d be happy to sign it if ever we should meet.

  • Dave Nash
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    Where can we purchase a copy Steve?

  • rgrist
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    Ordered one from Amazon

  • Dave Nash
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    Thanks,looking forward to reading it

  • Stephen Graf
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    As mentioned, Amazon has it, as does Barnes and Noble and others online.

    If you still have local book shops in your area, they can order it from their distributor as well.  Speaking of, I listened to a story on NPR yesterday about how ebook sales are declining and  local book shops have started coming back.  Nice!

  • Ptaylor
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    Hey, cool! I’m looking forward to reading this. Congratulations on publishing the book Steve.

  • Greg RaganGreg Ragan
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    I can’t wait to read this!  Way to go Steve.

  • Stephen Graf
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    Thanks again for all the kind words!  Speaking of…

    I know that reviews go a long way in helping people decide if they want to buy a product.  I know I weight them heavily.  I’d like to respectfully  ask those that read the book to leave a review (good or bad) with the online retailer from whom they bought the book.

    Thanks.

  • Greg RaganGreg Ragan
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    Sure thing!  We are a small community and the least we can do for a brother of the bow.

    I should be getting my copy today or tomorrow.

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    I’ll be happy to do that. I’m expecting my copy to be in the mail when I return from vacation.  Wish I’d had it a few days ago, but I’ll fit it in soon. All the best, David

     

  • Stephen Lewis
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    Just finished reading it. I highly recommend this book to anyone considering building an ASL and to one who also wonders how this addiction to traditional archery and bow hunting fits into the context of a well lived life. 5 stars!

  • Raymond CoffmanRaymond Coffman
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    Mr Graf

    Got your book –

    Very informative, enjoyable reading – thanks for writing it

    Cyberscout

     

     

  • Stephen Graf
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    Your welcome!  And thanks for taking the time to read it.

  • Alexandre Bugnon
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    Will order today! thanks for the headsup!

  • William WarrenWilliam Warren
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    Congratulations Steve! I’ll be getting a copy of this.

    Duncan

  • Don Thomas
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    I got an advance look at this book, and can assure you that it’s very well done. Two thumbs up, Steve! don

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    Steve, just had a chance to read David Tetzlaff ‘s review of your book. Great review and well deserved! I just might pick it up again for a second read tonight. All the best, dwc

  • Stephen Graf
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    🙂

  • lshines
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    I’ve just about finished Stephen’s book.  It is not JUST about making bows (Hill style, ASL’s) tho’ that is the major content, and has LOTS of great insight to that process.  If you’re like me and probably not going to make your own longbow, or you don’t even care about longbows (you shoot recurves, etc.) – get this book anyway!  You’ll really enjoy the “asides”, the bow hunting talk, the literature of bow  shooting mindset, the technique (especially if you’re holding that string too long).  You’ve probably already seen (in TBM) the review, and the reviewer is a better writer than me, but I’m happy to give this book, this man’s effort, technical abilities, and outlook on bow hunting life –  top of the lists!  Thanks, Stephen for this book!

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