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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (August 12, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1418480983
  • ISBN-13: 978-1418480981
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #892,532 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

H. A. Covington lives in western Washington and is the author of thirteen books. A Distant Thunder is the second novel of Mr. Covington's Northwest trilogy, the first being The Hill of the Ravens, also available from AuthorHouse.

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His writing style is fluid and an easy read.
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Covington expresses this blindness in the power elite very well--if only by showing its effect on independent-minded and sorely-aggrieved whites.
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This book is his riveting soldier's-level account of the War for Northwestern Independence.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Cinda on June 29, 2006
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This book kept me on the edge of my seat from cover to cover! I don't read a lot of fiction, but was curious about this one because it's set in the Pacific Northwest where I live. It's not for the faint of heart and is not politically correct, but if you can handle that, it is very exciting. It made my jaw drop.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By J. Ellis on June 5, 2010
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Put your politics aside....

This is a great book - very exciting, the characters are real - true to life....

The author Covington has a very good sense of what is happening in America and what could happen.

M'thinks some of those White boys from the wrong side of the tracks might be up to something... something great.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By César Tort on January 18, 2012
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Both Nordic and Mediterranean whites are a threatened species due to the genocidal levels of immigration.

The etiology of the catastrophe: Our entire civilization is under the grip of a Judeo-liberal ideology: the belief that non-discrimination on race and gender is the highest value of society.

My forecast: The 21st century will be the darkest midnight for our people. After the crash of the dollar and the coming global financial meltdown, we either gain a sense of ourselves or we are going extinct.

The solution: Only secession in the Pacific Northwestern has a chance to save us...

Yes: the time is coming for a rematch after 1861, and the entire goal of revolutionaries is to prepare for the day when the revolution will start in the real world.

This novel, together with the other four novels of the Northwest Quintet, provides the perfect FAQ for would-be revolutionaries.

What is to be done before the revolution? To educate, to recruit and to prepare, the author tells us in fictional form. And when all the fun starts? On pages 196-199 there's a TV speech delivered by the Old Man to the white soldiers, the people of color, the Jewish people, the governments of the world, and the comrades in arms that ends with the words "...on this the first night of Northwest freedom".

Incidentally, a hundred and fifty pages before there are splendid passages on how the US converted itself into a kind of Midas touch in reverse: everything that 21st century America touches is turned into filth, including the movement known as feminism that took women away from us. As Covington writes: "When a race of people loses its women, it loses everything".
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Bryan Odriscoll on September 15, 2010
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This is one of a quartet by Harold Covington on the creation of an all white republic in the Northwest of the present United States sometime in the near future. The protagonist is a man named Shane Ryan who, as a very old veteran, is being interviewed about his experiences during the war. Covington is able to create a believable character and an exciting story line. The most enjoyable part is Ryan's part in the assassination of a particularly evil Supreme Court Justice named Samuel Rothstein. However, this type of war is usually a nasty experience for most people involved and Ryan suffers as much as any. What this and Covington's other novels show is that the future is not written in stone. Although the enemies of the white race in North America may now seem to hold all the cards, much can yet happen before their victory is assured.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Michael on August 14, 2012
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As the only novel of the Northwest Quintet that is written in the first person, "A Distant Thunder" combines a more intimate perspective with the thrilling adventure and artistry we've come to expect from the imagination of Harold Covington. Shane Ryan is an aged Northwest Volunteer Army (NVA) veteran giving an oral history of his life and tells the tale of how he came to join the cause for Northwest Independence and fight for his people and a new nation. As with the other books, "A Distant Thunder" pulls you into the mechanics of revolution: the weapons, the tactics, the secrecy, the psychology, etc., but more so than the other novels, I think, this one goes into the "Why." Not so much, nor as well as I would have liked, but it does paint a picture of the degraded status to which young White, working-class men in this country have been reduced, that somewhat explains how such a person could be induced to rise up against the System and murder it.

Blacklisted and labeled as politically-incorrect for a childhood incident, Ryan is consigned to the loser track at school and destined for menial and sporadic employment, when he is able to actually find any employment that hasn't been taken by illegal Mexicans who, in the politically correct pecking order of affirmative action "Amurrica", are- along with every other non-White and women- invariably preferred over straight White men.

I don't need to detail the rest of the sickening and oppressive aspects of American life that would push a man like Shane Ryan into rebellion; sentient people can see what's going on.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Claudio Scaroni Milan,Italy on December 14, 2012
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This book has a great story plot and is told from the unique perspective of a white trash boy recalling his life through revolution times. I really enjoyed reading the detailed descriptions in various parts of the book related to careful checking for various real life/guerilla situations. The wild card for people who prepare for a white revolution and worst case scenarios for ZOG steel heel over our head

The story portrays a chilling description of what we could be facing as a white western world if we continue in this downward spiral and continue in wasting our lives like Norway's hamsters.

Thanks H.A.Covington
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