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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
The book is packed full of information, however it is not written very well and the author spends a lot of time on unnecessary information. Read morePublished 5 hours ago by Amazon Customer
I really enjoyed it. Bought for a plane trip and read straight through. Its first in a series of 5 and I ending up reading all 5. Read morePublished 5 hours ago by Steve Gamber
It's basically just a survivalist guide. I would have rated it a bit higher, as the actual writing isn't great but the details are interesting, but for one thing- it endorses the... Read morePublished 20 hours ago by Ben Cohen
These days a certain amount of prepping is common sense, but for most people the extreme prepping in this book is not practical. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
Wow, I hate not finishing a book. I've only given up on 1 book...soon to be 2.
This book would be 85% shorter if EVERY weapon, piece of equipment, piece of ammunition... Read more
I haven't read any other books by James Rawles, but this book was not what I was expecting. You could almost call this two books in one. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Jeff Brown
worth the money--written in 2006
and is sooo pertinent right now--
don't think all this is going to "right" itself.......without
a great turmoil
The seminal work in using fiction to educate readers in preparedness.
Make sure to listen to the unabridged version. Read more
I enjoyed the background info on the group. I expected some to die as they did, but Fong should have acted more sniperish in his relocation/retreat. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Mark