Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse

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Ulysses Press, 2009 - Fiction - 400 pages
231 Reviews
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.
  

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Educational Read, enjoyed it. - Goodreads
The writing is really, really bad. - Goodreads
I really liked the character development. - Goodreads
Characterization is weak. - Goodreads
Tons of practical advice on self-sufficiency. - Goodreads
Also, the ending seemed a little rushed. - Goodreads

Review: Patriots (The Coming Collapse #1)

User Review  - Nancy Eubanks - Goodreads

I actually liked this book and really didn't expect to after reading all the reviews. I just wish the character development was better as I really wanted to get to know these people. When someone died ... Read full review

Review: Patriots (The Coming Collapse)

User Review  - Jason Riou - Goodreads

Several reasons this gets only one star. The characters are flat and uninteresting and, as others have pointed out, all the same. Half of the book can be skipped without missing a thing. Lists and ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
16
Section 3
25
Section 4
43
Section 5
52
Section 6
67
Section 7
85
Section 8
97
Section 19
238
Section 20
249
Section 21
256
Section 22
270
Section 23
277
Section 24
289
Section 25
299
Section 26
314

Section 9
114
Section 10
136
Section 11
149
Section 12
164
Section 13
176
Section 14
188
Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
227
Section 27
324
Section 28
336
Section 29
345
Section 30
356
Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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About the author (2009)

James Wesley Rawles has been an enthusiastic survivalist since his teenage years. He is now a survivalist author and lecturer and the editor of www.SurvivalBlog.com. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Jose State University with minor degrees in military science, history, and military history. A former U.S. Army intelligence officer who held a Top Secret security clearance (with Special Background Investigation) and access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), he was awarded Officer specialty 35A (tactical all-source intelligence officer), and the additional skill identifier 5M (electronic warfare officer). He achieved the rank of Captain, attended the Army NBC defense officer's course, as well as Northern Warfare School at Fort Greeley, Alaska.

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