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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
I didn't ever receive it. I'm sure that it's a great book, but I'd know more if I had gotten to read it.Published 4 days ago by Tom Haycock
I bought this book for the practical ideas as well as for some insight into the prepper movement. It served both those purposes well. As literature, it's dull and uninspired.Published 6 days ago by Friar K
on top of the story, the information on preparation is invaluablePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
Prepping guide for the ammo and weaponry style of apocalyptic hoarder. It's not a very good story if you don't plan on prepping, and it focuses so entirely on weaponry and... Read morePublished 6 days ago by onefield
I am a lazy person. I tell you that so you understand that if I actually took time to write a review of this book, it truly must be special. It is bad on pretty much all fronts. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
I thought this book was "okay" a lot of my friends raved about it but I just could not get invested in the characters. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Keri Dillon
After recently finishing this book I was sort of relieved that it was finally over. I'm one of those guys that will finish a book out of respect for the author regardless how bad... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Richard Huenke Jr.
my only complaint (if you could actually call it that) is that the author over explains everything. I mean everything. How many inches. How many degrees. etc etc etc. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Herb Gardener