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The Road to Yesterday

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by harleypilot, Feb 17, 2010.

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  1. harleypilot

    harleypilot Member

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    I just bought this book by Dick Baldwin from his daughter on-line. I think this is one of the most enjoyable books I have ever read. I imagine it has been discussed on this forum before, but I couldn't find it.

    I would very much recommend this book to everyone involved in trapshooting. There are many great old pictures, and the stories are just facinating.

    Sitting on the sunporch on a cold winter day with the sun coming in. My yellow lab Max curled up next to me. A scotch on the rocks at my side, and reading this book is about as perfect a weekday in the middle of winter that I could have.
     
  2. MTA Tom

    MTA Tom Active Member

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    Wonderful book, wonderful winter image. Thanks!
     
  3. Ajax

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    Please post the web site.

    Thank you,
    Ajax
     
  4. Beretta687EELL

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    Link above to order book. Bill Malcolm
     
  5. ohiomike

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    Ajax, I got my copy on ebay (search item # 110489755986).

    It may be the most enjoyable $25.00 you will ever spend, and the $25.00 INCLUDES shipping.

    Also, inside the front cover, (at least on the copy I received), was a very nice hand-written note from Dick Baldwin's daughter, Susan. It is written on what has to be vintage "Peters Cartridge Division" stationery, when I held it up to the light you can see the "Dupont" watermark.

    Very good book, and very good presentation, in my opinion.
     
  6. phirel

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    Dick was a very good person and he wrote a very good book. I visited with Dick for many hours over many years. His best stories could not be included in his book.

    Pat Ireland
     
  7. need to shoot more

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    I purchased the book a few years ago and enjoy it. I came across a old Picture and it was entiled, hand written( Tom Sloane at the traps)I photocopied this and mailed it to Dick for his interpation of year,location and who Todd was.

    My phone rings on a Sunday afternoon and its Dick offering me his thoughts. Well we spoke for a little bit(priceless to me) and I ask that if I send my book back to him would he personalize it, of course he says yes. That was a week or so before his tragic end.
    Jim Zee
     
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    Dick helped me a lot with my gun and clay target research. He was the unofficial Remington Arms historian for years. His Dad also was a Remington pro. Use the ebay link above to order the book from Susan.
     
  9. checker

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    To be clear and TTT..... Balwin's selling Book on E-bay......$25.00 and FREE Shipping.
     
  10. gdbabin

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    TTT... If you haven't read Dick's book you are missing out.



    Guy Babin
     
  11. cubancigar2000

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    The scotch with the dog by your side. What a wonderful way to read a good book
     
  12. Hap MecTweaks

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    Denny, should you get a PM and find a way, email me and let me know??

    Hap
     
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    Denny try the link above it is through the HOF a little more expensive than ebay but part of the cost go to the HOF as a donations. I would rather donate to the HOF than ebay.

    Bob Lawless
     
  14. Barry C. Roach

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    Mr. Baldwin was a very good wordsmith. His stories always made me feel like I was there. I miss the talent.
     
  15. al391claybuster

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    They have them for sale at the ATA store on the website, $50. Thanks David
     
  16. grunt

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    TTT great book.
     
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    I think this book; "The Road to Yesterday" should be mandatory reading for ALL ATA trapshooters......one of the bits information that I found to be interesting was the difference between TRAP SHOOTER and TRAPSHOOTER (any of you non-readers of this book care to hazard a guess to what it is?)........Terry
     
  18. smsnyder

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    The book is outstanding. With Dick Balwins permission and autograph i had all winners of the last shoot held at Vandelia (1924-2005 End of an Era) 16 yard and handicap winners events autograph the book. I also had ever officer, director i could find along with incomming and outgoing ATA President autograph the book. I am sorry Dick died a few years later. I donated the book to the Ata Hall Of Fame Library. It took me about three days to get autographs. My personal thanks to the ATA, fellow members and Dick Baldwin for being so kind to me.
     
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