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The Troy Standard: And the Men Behind the Desks Paperback – May 5, 2012
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Top Customer Reviews
I recommend this book as a quick, enjoyable, and gripping read for anyone who has trouble accepting todays continuously growing government intervention in our every day lives. It is a refreshing, 1984/Farenheit 451 sort of present-day perspective from a promising new author.
His journey through the book is one in which resonates with all of us that realise democratic freedoms and economic prosperity are being eroded more and more as each day passes. If like me you are interested on how governments do this, then this is a must read because it has been written with the influence of timeless classics such as Animal Farm, Brave New World, 1984, Atlas Shrugged and Fahrenheit 451. With classics such as these influencing The Troy Standard how can it not educate, enlighten and make you question not just yourself but authority.
And you don't have to be an American to understand and accept the Dedication:
Dedicated to those who recognize the world's need for sound money and who step forward to fight the battle. May those who think the independent, unelected Federal Reserve has their best interests at heart, soon learn the truth before it becomes too late.
I personally congratulate Mr A. G. Fredericks on his first book and look forward to the next.
Living on a farm near you.
WARNING: Just as in Hitlers Germany where they burnt books that were deemed to have an Un-German spirit, so to in Troys world you could no longer read the books mentioned above as they were deemed to have sensitive content against Socialist Governments.
A real page turner from the first page to the last and definitely keeps one's mind focused on the events portrayed of how the government is taking over our freedoms in this country. The excellent portrayal of how Troy's investment into precious metals was particularly of interest to me. I found the book very relevant with the events that are taking place today.
I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in today's economic and political environment. Thank you Mr. Fredericks and looking forward to your next work.
Tuesday February 6th, 2013
I discovered 'The Troy Standard' a few weeks ago through Twitter. Once I read the title and description I know I had to read the book. The book is written by A.G.Fredericks, is his first novel and is self published. It is 192 pages long which puts it more into the realm of a novella. You can find this work in print or electronic format for your Kindle reader from Amazon.
Being a self published work I was not sure what to expect. What I found was a novel that was very well written. Once you start reading this you won't want to put it down. I would have finished the work in one sitting if I had started reading a bit earlier in the day. His writing style is as good or better than many best selling works I've read. That in combination with the topic of the work, the state of our worldwide economic system, make this an intense read. Fredericks made a new years resolution on January 1st, 2012 to write this book as a vehicle to express his thoughts and apprehensions about the house of cards our government and others have built and how fragile that house now is.
In the novel the main character, Troy Mulligan begins to recognize that the state of the economy and specifically the level of debt being created each year by the government and the level of 'stimulus' created by Federal Reserve is not sustainable. This is a realization that many people are beginning to reach for themselves. Since the financial collapse of 2008 I know I have viewed our system through very different eyes. In the novel Troy is a bond trader and has an inside view of the system and the fact that the emperor has no clothes.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I didn't have an issue with the story of this book, but the lack of a proofreader or editor was glaringly disruptive. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
I discovered A.G. Fredericks when I set up my Twitter account and linked with some random authors that I wasn’t familiar with. Read morePublished on January 19, 2014 by Todd Whittier
For a first novel, this was very well done. Anyone interested in freedom and liberty over statist collectivism will find this a welcome addition to their library.Published on December 1, 2013 by Anthem
Great read. It seems like a parallel to the current mentality of our government. One can only hope that there are many patriots like Troy Mulligan who will stand up for what is... Read morePublished on November 26, 2013 by Janice Griffith
Well written good plot development; overall very good literature. But it was too depressingly accurate for me. It's more like bitter medication than a pleasant elixir.Published on October 20, 2013 by Mike
Wow. Wonderful book. I couldn't put it down. This book will really make you think about the current state of events in our nation and where our nation is heading.Published on October 11, 2013 by J. Marie
A. G. Fredericks provides an absolutely gripping and terrifyingly accurate account of the current state of affairs within the economic sector. Read morePublished on August 29, 2013 by Bethany Cousins
A really enjoyable read that can serve as education for those unaware of where our current economic system started and where it is, unfortunately heading. Read morePublished on August 29, 2013 by John
This book was a great read. If you have ever loved anything by Orwell I highly recommend this. Excellent story used to teach some valuable lessons.Published on August 15, 2013 by MW