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Foreign and Domestic: Campaign II--Battle for the Middle States Hardcover – October 9, 2007

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Michael Mannske graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering. He worked on classified military projects in Silicon Valley before flying A-10 Thunderbolt IIs and OV-10 Broncos for the Air Force. Mannske served with the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions during the Gulf War as an Air Liaison Officer and currently resides in the Middle States with his wife.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 434 pages
  • Publisher: Radius7 Pressworks; 1st edition (October 9, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 097967591X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979675911
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,903,878 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Michael Mannske graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering . He then worked on classified military projects for a Silicon Valley military contractor before flying A-10 fighter jets for the US Air Force where he served with the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions during the Gulf War. He currently lives in Minnesota with his wife and son.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Sawtelle on July 17, 2007
Format: Paperback
While the rest of the world is concentrating on terrorism or Britney Spears -- or the terrorism of Britney Spears -- Manske keeps us focused on the results of gradually losing our national sovereignty in his new action thriller, "Foreign and Domestic". What would keep a future US president from 'signing' over our national security to the United Nations? The problem with Americans is that too many of us despise our own country so much that we would willingly and compliantly march, lemming-like, over the cliffs of insanity just as Manske describes. Manske's Air Force pilot experience rings true in his air battle scenes with 'Spider', an aging former Air Force pilot, and the American spirit soars in the 'can do' attitude of the heroes who have dug in in the Middle States. And yet, the middle states' 'rebels', squaring off against the blue helmets from nations who have long wanted to plunder us, embrace anyone from any nationality who yearns to be free of tyranny and mediocrity. Manske is a smart, thoughtful, and creative patriot spinning a not-so-crazy-as-I-thought yarn that takes place in a potentially much-closer-than-I-thought future. Wake up America! Manskes here to stay!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Shelby Lowery on January 30, 2008
Format: Hardcover
The book was very timely for it portrays a likely senario of what the UN might do if it had the power. It also shows the complacency of the American people to accept whatever is handed to them without question. We as Americans need to question what our leaders are placing on us and either reject or accept it with clear minds and be willing stand up for what is right, according to the Constitution of The United States as written and understood by the framers of that document, and not based on the interpetation of any group, court, or other entity. This book may be fiction, but it has so many true facts that are relevant to today's enviroment, that only the story line may prove to be fictional. I thought the book was great reading and had trouble putting it down. I would recommend it to anyone with a conservative view. I look forward to this author's future books.
Shelby G. Lowery
P.O. Box 73
New Albany, MS 38652
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jerry Lindberg on September 7, 2007
Format: Paperback
Michael Mannske's "Foreign and Domestic" is a futuristic free-fall. Mannske's high energy/high tech tornado is powerful primarily because it is plausible. Would the U.S. and U.N. ever conspire to carve up American turf? In Mannske's not-so-fantastic fantasy, they would.

"Foreign and Domestic" chronicles a new American revolution in which the enemy turns out to be those most likely to take freedom for granted - Americans. Mannske has created a compelling American paradox wrapped inside a warp-speed firefight. I don't read a lot of novels but I stayed up two nights to finish this one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John R. Linnell on February 22, 2008
Format: Hardcover
The author calls this book, "Near Fiction," i.e. "a futuristic story that ping pongs somewhere between non-fiction and science fiction." It is certainly all that and much more.

The book is about the US-UN War. Far fetched?

It is Book 2 of a trilogy and Books 1 and 3 have not been written yet. Odd?

Ask George Lucas.

I have to admit that it took me several chapters to wrap my brain around the author's concept of a near fiction war between the US and the UN, but the further one goes into the story, the easier the idea is to accept.

The thing which makes this all work for me is that Michael Mannske can flat out write. His characters come alive, his scenarios become plausable and his knowledge of the military gives the book an authenticity that near fiction and science fiction need in order to remain plausible.

Mannske says in the Afterword that he wrote this book because he was bored. That he wanted to escape the post 9/11 world and be "mesmerized again by cataclysmic clashes and superpower showdowns...where military strategies are brought to life and age old SIOP [Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol] war plans dusted off and tested in the crucible of the imagination."

The crucible of this author's imagination is white hot. If you are looking for a book that is not boring and quite mesmerizing, Foreign and Domestic is just the ticket. I promise you it will make you think and probably keep you up later than is good for you. It did me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J Diana on January 10, 2008
Format: Kindle Edition
Hang on to your hats for one huge push of the envelope... a rebuilt UN has succeeded in dividing the US into enclaves under mandate control by other countries and a civil war is raging which puts family and friends on opposite sides. The Sovereign Forces are fighting hard to preserve our Constitution and save our one remaining asset - missile silos in the Middle States. The action is non-stop in the field and the home front as well. Technical descriptions and gritty put-down comraderie among the SF men crackles with authenticity - perhaps straight out of Mannske's own Gulf War experiences?

Can't wait for the rest of this triology - how could the UN get this power and how do we regain it? Hope Mannske doesn't make us wait very long. It's a sure-fire movie hit - heads up on this one Hollywood!
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Format: Paperback
Written by a former Air Force fighter pilot, Foreign and Domestic: Campaign II - Battle for the Middle States is a dark, suspenseful novel set in a near future where the United Nations has become the world's next superpower and the president has turned traitor against his own country. When the UN invades America, an army of patriots rises up in rebellion, seeking to repel the invaders and the remove the president who invited them. Ex-Air Force pilot John "Spiderman" Trent and his band of Sovereign Forces is harassed at every turn, and his wife is targeted for internment; he is one of many called upon to sacrifice all for home, family, and the dream of a struggling nation. A thrilling political and military novel that resists being put down until the last page is turned.
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