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Max Velocity is a tactical self-defense trainer and the author of ‘Contact!: A Tactical Manual for Post Collapse Survival.’ Website: maxvelocitytactical.com Blog: maxvelocitytactical.blogspot.com Max Velocity is the pen name of the author, who is a lifelong soldier with extensive military experience. He has served in both the British and US Armies. He served with British Special Operations Forces; The Parachute Regiment, which is Britain’s elite quick reaction force and which also provides support to the UK Tier 1 Special Forces, the Special Air Service. The author served on six operational deployments, including to Afghanistan immediately post-9/11, and also a tour training and selecting recruits for the Regiment. The author passed both Parachute Regiment selection and also UK Special Forces Aptitude Selection during his career. Following his British Army service, the author spent five years serving as a security contractor in both Iraq and Afghanistan. This included three years in Iraq and two years in Afghanistan. These roles were operational security roles that included exposure to multiple different training methods and operational schools of thought, as well as both high profile and low profile mobile operations across Iraq and Afghanistan. This included exposure to, and operations with and for, US and Coalition forces. After settling in the US, the author then joined the U.S. Army and trained as a Combat Medic and Civil Affairs Specialist; he is a U.S. Citizen and lives in the United States.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 398 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 8, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1480139688
  • ISBN-13: 978-1480139688
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.9 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (609 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,309 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Hercy A. Lord on January 18, 2013
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I am a a huge fan of the genre, having a large collection of same, and Max Velocity does not disappoint! It is obvious that he has deep knowledge of tactical aspects of dealing with a totalitarian government, as well as caring for people. The hero has a proper balance of loving his family, yet committed to fighting against the evil governmental factions. I am not the usual person that one would think would like TEOTWAWKI books, being an elderly woman who has never even hunted, though we all learned to shoot on our farm when growing up. I have had other adventures such as learning to fly small planes and receiving my Private and Commercial Licenses and Instrument Rating. However, I have always been a patriot and strict Constitutionalist and "onery" from childhood with being "told" what to do. I function much better when someone can offer a convincing reason why something is the truth, or that I should do something. I make up my own mind. Always have, always will. Molon Labe. I hope that there will be a sequel!
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Ordered Max Velocity's newest book Patriot Dawn Friday and just finished it this afternoon. From the time I started reading the book till this afternoon it was hard to put down.

The book's storyline is relative to today's political scene which is great; however the biggest thing I took away from the story were some down to earth skills we might need in the future. Velocity has some extensive military experience however I never felt lost as he wove tactics and described battle scenes throughout the novel.

This one is a must for you prepper minded folks.
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I read something that Max Velocity wrote somewhere, that this book was supposed to be kind of an infantry tactics manual written out in a story format as opposed to a manual format. If that's what you want, then you should like Patriot Dawn. (I did). I had previously read Contact! and am still re-reading it and digesting it. Reading Patriot Dawn's story unfold is helping me better visualize the various tactical maneuvers, formations, etc.

Some will probably criticize the story for simplistic character development or other literary knocks. I thought the story was decent. I'm a technical and science writer, not a composer of prose, so I wouldn't knock Max's story for those kinds of things. You read a book like this for the information, just like most people read Rawles' "Patriots" for that reason too.

If you liked Patriots, I think you'll like Patriot Dawn, too. Patriot Dawn is kind of like Patriots, from the part where the UN comes to Bovil, Idaho onward. Patriot Dawn has less detail about some of the technical things, but much much greater detail in describing small unit tactics. Read this book to understand that stuff better.

Great job as far as I'm concerned, and I will be getting the 2nd book in the series whenever it comes out. (there is a bit of a cliffhanger ending)
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I'm a Threeper fan of military history. Loved Tom Clancy's early novels as they contained a good mix of story line and tech/tactics. Max Velocity's nove Patriot Dawn provides that same mix, but from a grunt's perspective in small unit operations and insurgency warfare. The overarching political scenario of progressively worsening government tyrrany and societal collapse is not all that far fetched when you look at what's coming down the pike in DC nowadays.
Thanks Max for a great read. Looking forward to the next supplement. Hope to meet you in training sometime.
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If you're looking for survival porn with clever dialogue, plot twists and a breathless romance between the ever-so-tough, yet ever-so-gentle hero and the beautiful long-legged double-breasted, yet ever-so capable and intelligent heroine don't buy this book.

if you're looking for a WROL instruction manual in a format that is easier to digest than a Field Manual format, then buy one.

Buy one for your friends and family, too.

Then take copious notes.

Recommended!
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My husband wanted to read this book first and once he did, he could not stop talking about it (in a good way). Here is a synopses of his review.

"A major jihadist attack on Washington D.C. allows the administration to turn the U.S. into a police state by basically stripping the citizenry of their rights. The story follows one man and his family who has prepared for an event such as this. Using his skill as a former army ranger, he fights back. He also uses a former military contact to help him form and lead a patriot unit.

I won't say any more specifically regarding the novel, but want to let you know that Patriot Dawn opened my eyes to how unprepared I am. I thought I had planned fairly well but there are skills that I still need to learn and hone. Even more important, there is a mindset I need to develop in order to be prepared for a crisis event be it natural disaster, economic collapse or a synopsis of what I just described.

This not something you can do on your own, you need to form a community and to plan for any event. I thought I knew that before but now even more so.

This novel will open your eyes and while it is entertaining, it also will help you gain insight relative to what skills and what sustenance plans you need to make in order to survive."
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