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Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse Paperback – April 7, 2009
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As hordes of refugees and looters pour out of the cities, a small group of friends living in the Midwest desperately tries to make their way to a safe-haven ranch in northern Idaho. The journey requires all their skill and training since communication, commerce, transportation and law enforcement have all disappeared. Once at the ranch, the group fends off vicious attacks from outsiders and then looks to join other groups that are trying to restore true Constitutional law to the country.
Patriots is a thrilling narrative depicting fictional characters using authentic survivalist techniques to endure the collapse of the American civilization. Reading this compelling, fast-paced novel could one day mean the difference between life and death.
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With the United States in turmoil and collapse, the United Nations and at least some international banks have survived. Together they become the catalyst behind a provisional federal government that seeks to exert near dictatorial control over America. Frankly, I believe there is much more strength in the institutions of the United States than there ever was in the United Nations and so this plot scenario strained believability for me. However, when asked, James Rawles stated, "I made the scenario in the novel a near `worst case' in order to make it more interesting reading, and as an opportunity to show the need for planning and preparedness in a variety of areas..."
Using the Crunch as a literary device Rawles packs the novel with data about guns, medicine, fuels, equipment and tactics. The book has been described in several online reviews as a "survival manual fairly neatly dressed as fiction." Indeed it is much more entertaining than reading the facts in a reference book or manual. But this is also the greatest weakness. It is hard to pack facts into a novel without the author intruding into the story.Read more ›
Come on, the use of a simple whiteboard with a timeline drawn on it and used to update the text would have made this a much more enjoyable read. Any decent editor should have caught these errors and had them corrected before sending it to the printers.
Plus, as another reviewer stated, recent college grads paying cash in the hundred thousand dollar range for ranches in Idaho is a bit ridiculous.Read more ›
Matt Bracken, author of "Enemies Foreign and Domestic" and "Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista."
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a pretty good book that goes into pretty deep detail how to survive a Economy break down. It is done in a adventure story of sorts, but the facts about Shelter, food,... Read morePublished 2 days ago by FarmGirl
This book contains a whole lot of survival and prepper information. I read it through in one night. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Walter J. Zumbrennen
James W Rawles, is the Author of this story of survival, post the financial meltdown of the United states. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Joseph D.Haskett
bought for dad, he said boring but okay, got it fast and good price, seller was greatPublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
A great story until you get to the end. At that point you gain some strange insight as to the authors view on the Constitution.Published 9 days ago by Willaim
Great detail on equipment, supplies etc. A bit long and corny at times but a must read for preppers or those curious about what it would take to survive a major crisis.Published 9 days ago by Picartist
This book speculated on the aftermath of a total global economic collapse and what could happen for the American collective. Right, wrong, and indifferent were examined. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Linsey Adair
all books by James W Rawles are very good, makes you look at the World in a new light.Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer