Of the list shown here, I have read the top two so far.
Dan Bertalan's "Traditional Bowyers Encyclopedia : the bowhunting and bowmaking world of the nation's top crafters of longbows and recurves" (Which is kind of a dry read, but it goes into great detail about the bowmaking process of a lot of American bowyers. With respect to bow making however, that book is not as good as the Traditional Bowyer's Bible - Volumes I to IV, which is a way better series of books to read if you want to get into making bows. Bertalan's book in contrast is more about specific American manufacturers.)
Sam Fadala's "Traditional Archery" - which is more of a generic book on the subject. I was not impressed by it. (I read the one version of this book and then skimmed another version of it which was an earlier edition.)
The rest below I hope to read eventually.
Monte Burch's "Making Native American Hunting, Fighting and Survival Tools"
Jim Hamm's "Bows & arrows of the native Americans : a complete step-by-step guide to wooden bows, sinew-backed bows, composite bows, strings, arrows & quivers"
Mark Elbroch's "Wilderness survival : living off the land with the clothes on your back and the knife on your belt"
H. Lea Lawrence's "The archer's and bowhunter's bible"
Steve Ruis and Claudia Stevenson "Precision Archery" (While this book doesn't deal much with the history of archery, it is by far the best book when it comes to discussing form, accuracy, technique, coaching, competing, etc - at least insofar as Olympic archery and compound archery goes. It did touch on traditional shooting methods, but didn't go into great detail. I would however still recommend that people doing ANY kind of archery that they should still read it.)I have read other archery books (and magazines) on a variety of topics, but I am not about to spend several hours typing out all the names of the books so instead I am going summarize the topics:
- Zen Archery
- Japanese Kyudo
- Archery History
- Compound Bowhunting
- Traditional Bowhunting