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Patriots has ratings and reviews. Patrick said: For any man who’s ever wanted to be a Hero With a Gun but was too gutless to join the military. blames Wesley, Rawles \ Movfl urifii; 1 urHuknl fuUirc EXPANDED EDITION ! PATRIOTS A NOVEL OF SURVIVAL IN THE COMING COLLAPSE JAMES. The Paperback of the Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse by James Wesley Rawles at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on.

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Order in Australia from Fishpond. This is probably the best book in the series. This was a Spanish edition, titled Patriotas.

The publisher describes the book as “a guide to the selection, use, and care of tools. I learned that epistemic closure is an extremely frightening thing. It was awful, simply awful. I can’t take it any more. His first novel was a work of speculative fiction set in a near future including hyperinflation and socioeconomic collapse. I learned that stoners like to steal guns to support their habits, so you should trick them into thinking that your guns are guitars because they don’t know anything about guitars and wouldn’t have any reason to steal a guitar, if they were looking for something valuable.

The “heroes” of the story are morally ambiguous and absurd.

My goal with this novel was to show the global ramifications of the economic dawles. Much of Patriots takes place in the Intermountain westspecifically in the Palouse Hills region, in and around Moscow, Idaho.

However, this book is packed with information and references – which is its primary intent. I used to actually hide that book on my bookcase until I finally gave it away to someone years ago.

I’m a gun-owner, mostly conservative with some Libertarian leanings and I see nothing wrong with having things on hand for the unexpected. This door is the breakout star of the story and the reader is going to want you to spare no detail on how this door was made.


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Patriots (Patriots , book 1) by James Wesley Rawles

It is now in its fifth printing. To have you local bookstore order you copies, they can use: Because one day you could see it confiscated by the government or stolen by neighbours like hungry locusts.

View all 4 comments. Patrjots, thankfully, the specific timeline of events has not unfolded as predicted, although as we know runaway government spending is still accelerating, with consequences yet to be seen. The fourth and final sequel in the Patriots novel series is a page book entitled Liberators: Rawles is a former U. What a very disappointing book!! The novel follows several new characters and some characters from Patriots as they attempt to survive in the United States following The Crunch as they deal with criminal gangs, a provisional American government, and the general breakdown of society.

If Western civilization were to collapse tomorrow, I’d have to read about it on the Internet. jamez

James Wesley Rawles

The novel’s extremely strong qualities are: This was followed in by a fourth sequel, titled Liberators: A lot of reviews complain about the listology and the didacticism of the book, and that’s a fair complaint – if you just want a good old fashioned post-apocalypse patriote, Patriots is awfully dry at times. Cardiff Publishing, Englewood, CO. These updates presumably occur without the benefit of thorough editorial passes each time. A major contributor to this article appears to have a close connection with its subject.

Rawles covers tools for every aspect of self sufficient living Practically overnight, the fragile chains of supply and high-technology infrastructure fall, and wholesale rioting and looting grip every major city. Archived from the jsmes on 17 February Reading this compelling, fast-paced novel could one day mean the difference between life and death.

They keep livestock, hunt elk and the children are schooled at home. There is interest in optioning a spin-off novel, and perhaps a movie deal, just for the door itself. Patriots was the best-selling title for XLibris from late to early I honestly cannot remember. Some of their actions including accosting citizens on public roads, summarily executing Communist cannibals, stringing up the bodies of looters, and using chemical weapons against jmaes occupying force, but they make sure they pay their property tax in advance and that no one in their militia is sleeping around.


A group of people excitedly pick up night vision goggles from the military, only to find the battery type used in the goggles is almost impossible to find, therefore the item quickly becomes worthless. First I’d like to be able to rate this higher. The second thing I’d like to do sort-of is start a shelf titled “action?

James Wesley Rawles Publisher: The story takes us from an economic meltdown and collapse of the US Government and society itself, one of a number of possible scenarios that the protagonists prepared for, all the way to a Civil War to throw off a UN puppet tyrannical government and the eventual reformation of the United States.

I iames not suggesting that the author supports their actions, but they are definitely considered the patriots of the book. Archived from the original on 17 August It rose to 2 in Amazon’s overall book sales ranks, the same day. For example, at one point in the book, a guy can’t trade his corvette to anyone for food, shoes, or A fictional novel about a group of survivalists, and what happens when the USA goes upside-down into anarchy due to a currency that becomes worthless. Bad decisions upfront lead to hardship later.

Their moral compass is completely out of whack as well. Protecting Your Family from an Influenza Pandemic.