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Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse

by James Wesley Rawles

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If the world were to collapse, right now...how prepared would you be? Would you have the food, medical supplies, weapons to fight off looters?

Well here is a story of people who WERE prepared, how they defended themselves and restarted society. :)

A little preachy perhaps, but a good book. :) ( )
  csweder | Jul 8, 2014 |
If the world were to collapse, right now...how prepared would you be? Would you have the food, medical supplies, weapons to fight off looters?

Well here is a story of people who WERE prepared, how they defended themselves and restarted society. :)

A little preachy perhaps, but a good book. :) ( )
  csweder | Jul 8, 2014 |
The book has changed my life. Not in a spiritual way but in a simple way of attempting to have my family and home protected and ready to defend if society ever collapses. You think that could never happen, but then think about huricanne Katrina, or Riots or Wildfires. There will be a time in your life when 911 will not and cannot answer. Are you prepared for that day? ( )
  cwflatt | Mar 10, 2012 |
All the reviews that I read before buying this book portrayed it as a collection of SOPs and valuable survival information made amenable through its novel form, not exactly what I think after reading it.

The valuable information and SOPs shouldn't enlighten anyone with, even the most basic, military/paramilitary/adventure training. And the fact that lots of paragraphs in the book are mere lists of equipment described to the point of listing the name of the company that produces the item and where it has its factories, besides being boring it amounts to little more than commercial catalog without pictures or prices, let alone the possibility of direct comparison between similar items or access to reviews from different users ... so internet would serve you better, and free, in this regard.

Even worse I found the novel side of the book rather annoying. I kept on thinking that it read like something cooked up by a teenager with not literature knowledge whatsoever, finding that the author works as a technical writer was not surprise.

None of the characters has any depth, and what's worse the oversimplified female characters border on insulting ... and this comes from someone with the right kind of piping not an old fashioned feminist.

To round it the book turns to every American redneck cliche in existence. The good guys are all christians that spend their days praying (***SPOILER something that apparently turns them into invincible holy warriors SPOILER END***) the bad guys are the Federal government, the UN, the communists, ze Germans ... at least the author could have included some evil Muslims to keep his hatred up to date. ( )
  emed0s | Aug 14, 2011 |
I listened to the first chapter of this book. The narration was fine. However, the book gave the impression that it was written by a right wing, bible-toting, militaristic kook, and so I lost interest. I looked the author up and found this to be the case. ( )
2 vote FredB | Oct 4, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 156975599X, Paperback)

America faces a full-scale socioeconomic collapse—the stock market plummets, hyperinflation cripples commerce and the mounting crisis passes the tipping point. Practically overnight, the fragile chains of supply and high-technology infrastructure fall, and wholesale rioting and looting grip every major city.

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:45:43 -0400)

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"America faces a full-scale socioeconomic collapse in the near future. The stock market plummets, hyperinflation cripples commerce and the mounting crisis passes the tipping point. Practically overnight, the fragile chains of supply and high-technology infrastructure fall, and wholesale rioting and looting grip every major city. 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."--P. [4] of cover.… (more)

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