This is just one of those books that is an eye-opener to the average man. How many of us would dream that there exited today so nationwide a potential market as the evidence of this book (which will count some 500 pages) would indicate. For the book, in its meticulous concentration on the history of early American target archery, in all its details and personalities, on the growth of interest, increase in clubs, development of the N.A.A., formulation of rules, regulations for tournament play, standards of performance etc. shows Mr. Average Citizen that there must be thousands who are aware and interested to keep the sport at such a high level. The author, already the authority on the subject in print, has shot in 22 national tournaments and holds many records. The last half of his book deals with the equipment and how it is made:- bowwoods, wooden bows, steel bows, arrows, bowstrings, accessories; and with the all-important hows of archery, systems of techniques and so on.