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Vandenberg Mass Market Paperback – 1972


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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: Bantam; . edition (1972)
  • ASIN: B000HFS5YG
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 4.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,300,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Avid Reader on January 1, 2004
Format: Hardcover
One should remember that the publication date (1971) marked the beginning of the lowest point for America in the Cold War. Not only was communism advancing in Asia, Africa and the Western Hemisphere but large segments of academia and the intellectual world semed intent on wounding the national psyche. Vandenberg, the hero of the novel, notes that the West was already defeated psychologicaly before it was defeated militarily. The journal containing his mustings is a key element in the story.
The book is far more than resistance to a Soviet takeover. In fact, resistance itself plays a small part of the book. It is an exploration of those who choose not to give in. There is a wonderful relationship between Vandenberg and his son, Kevin, who is retarded. The internal battles that each person must make concerning their own course of action are constant. This is not a view with rose-colored glasses. There is no mass resistance because people have chosen to accomodate. The ending is in doubt, lingering, somewhat depressing...a terrific tale of hope, loyalty and love.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 27, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is not only a superb action novel, but it is even more so a warning. Fun and at the same time disturbing, this book goes into detail on what this country has become and what it may unfortunately turn out to be.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David C. Montgomery on August 3, 2009
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In an America five-some years after the Soviet Union gained domination by a non-nuclear sneak attack, the originally "benevolent" occupation is tightening its coils around malcontents and non-cooperaters. Set in the mountains of northern New Mexico, a group of ranchers, hunters and others, all about 50-something) decide, after a night of drinking, to attack a Soviet "re-education site" (prison camp) as a show of opposition. The narrative is that of one Vandenberg, a free living and thinking artist, which in places has his thoughtful musings about how the USA fell. With hunting rifles against automatic weapons the over-the-hill horsemen make a noble, but futile gesture. This book might have been the "concept source" for the 1980s film "Red Dawn" about teenage rebels led by Patrick Swayze. A VERY GOOD AND MEMORABLE READ.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sean Patrick Innocent Dineen on February 23, 2013
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A 70's tale of Soviet Victory in the Cold War. Sharp, showing how society can be easily subugated. A cross between Orwell and Brauna Prounds.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 2, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Fun, gripping read that had much more relevance before the Soviet empire crumbled. A cautionary tale nonetheless.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 29, 1997
Format: Hardcover
Excellent glimpse of Soviet-occupied America (1970's) and apathy of the tv / tavern masses
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