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  1. #41
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    The kindle sales seem to be going well -thanks in no small part to the folks at WT. Jeffa & Michael hope you enjoy it. All the best. David
    I'm good at what I do - unfortunately what I do isn't very nice!! - Wolverine

  2. #42
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    Thank you for writing and researching his story. I love to read about that period of history.

  3. #43
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    Chicago, it was my absolute pleasure. The background to the research and the subsequent investigation into Grant-Taylor and the history of British CQB history is worthy of a book in its own right! Portions of the material I was restricted from using and I'm afraid will have to gather dust in my filing cabinets for future generations to look over.........Maybe one day when I'm old and grey I'll write it.......I hope you enjoy At Close Quarters pal. Thanks for your support.
    I'm good at what I do - unfortunately what I do isn't very nice!! - Wolverine

  4. #44
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    Just added this to my Kindle list for reading next month. Thanks for the heads up! By the way, I noted there were no reviews on Amazon. Maybe a few of you who have read this could provide a review.
    "For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline."
    II Timothy 1:7

  5. #45
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    Hi there and my pleasure. As I understand it you can't post a review on the US Amazon site until the book is officially released there. Which in the case of the USA isn't until April/May. That's what I have been led to understand anyway. There are however several reviews on the UK Amazon site: http://www.amazon.co.uk/At-Close-Qua...mm_kin_title_0 Hope this helps. David
    I'm good at what I do - unfortunately what I do isn't very nice!! - Wolverine

  6. #46
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    I am very much enjoying the book. History is a favorite subject of mine, when you combine it with warfare, you have a winner.

  7. #47
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    I just bought a copy for my Kindle. It looks like I could write a review for it today though. In any case, I'll read this book as soon as I finish the book I'm currently reading. (As an aside, if anyone is on the line about buying a Kindle, I highly recommend them.)
    "Consequence outweighs probability." - Blaise Pascal

  8. #48
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    Fantastic book! What's old is new again. I have instructed, modified versions of this training for years and have known through reading and instruction some of the history. Your book really connected the dots and is proof that the old timers new what they were talking about and that with technology and the refinement of arms that the evolution of these time tested techniques is what we are really after.
    Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum

  9. #49
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    Hi Jeffa - many thanks for the compliments and I can think of no higher praise than someone reading ANY book and the "dots being connected" for them in any milieu. Its appreciated and I'm glad you liked Grant-Taylor's biography. I think its important, to return to your point, that we as practitioners of combat pistol should always welcome technological advances (if they work!) and the evolution of techniques -as can be seen in the Special Forces chapter in At Close Quarters - so long as we keep one eye on the basic fundamental principles and the "live action" accounts of what has passed before. The new wave of SAS troopers and officers of the 1960's were very much of this attitude and knew that what was not relevant and needed to be removed and what was needed to be adapted for their new theatres and types of operations. I was running several lectures last year that showcased this type of training and was astonished to discover that some specialist teams were still stuck in the 1970's regarding close quarter pistol techniques? Tactics and techniques that I and probably the people on this board would class as standard - covert attire, close range grappling/gunfighting, even stuff like the draw. Again its evolution I suppose - some choose it, and some don't.
    Last edited by DAVE A; 12-31-2013 at 10:32 AM. Reason: clarity of point
    I'm good at what I do - unfortunately what I do isn't very nice!! - Wolverine

  10. #50
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    I hope to read it in May, I tried to order via amazon UK and after a month of waiting and it not arriving I canceled today. I bet it is a great book.

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