Patriots, by James Wesley, Rawles

Patriots, by James Wesley, Rawles

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    Patriots, by James Wesley, Rawles

    After the recommendation of Lights Out on another thread, and finishing it, I decided to check on a few other books mentioned.

    Someone mentioned Patriots. James Wesley, Rawles is a former Army Intelligence officer who lectures and writes on survival topics. His site, survivalblog.com is full of information for those who feel the end of the world as we know it could be imminent and wise people should get prepared.

    I picked up this 387 pg manual on how to survive the economic collapse (interesting timing, considering the book was started in the 90s, I believe) last week. A new US government comes to power following the collapse of our monetary system. This government is chummy with the U.N. When segments of the U.S. population are not willing to follow orders and even be relocated to camps 'for their own good,' UN troops are brought in to the US to help 'loyal' Armed Forces subdue those who insist on things like the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

    The story line is, in general, easy to follow. However, after having just finished Lights Out, I did at times get confused as to characters and who was doing what.

    Patriots is much more technical than Lights Out. Everything from communications to weapons is far more detailed, including trying to help some of us non-technical folks understand the difference in types of radio signals and ranges best used to escape detection by enemy forces.

    Eventually, the 'resistance' unit which the novel focuses on finds itself resisting a UN-led force trying to destroy those who will not follow the government's orders. Subsequent battles are more of resistance to military units than is true in Lights Out, where most of the battles tend to be against lawless gangs out for their own benefit.

    I recommend this new version of an American Revolution. As Jefferson noted, "Ever so often, the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
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    I bought and read that book back in October/November, after having it recommended by a friend. It was a pretty good, like you said, considering what is going on today. I believe he said he wrote it as a work of fiction that can also serve as a "how to" book. Good read, regardless....
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    Yep, read it back in the nineties. Thought it was good and bought a second as a loaner. Here is his blog: SurvivalBlog.com

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    Add 1 more to those that think it is a good book. I saw on another thread here recently there is an updated version of it that just came out recently.

    Lots to think about in that book for sure.

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    Add another happy reader. I haven't picked up the latest copy (I believe one or two added chapters), but the previous edition I have is an engaging and educating read.
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    I just read it and JWR has added a glossary and index of topics to it to make it even more effective as a how-to. I recommend it to anyone with even a hint of preparedness to them.
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    yeah there is a ton of info and tech data in there... i wish i had the version with the Index.

    heads up tho.. the story while interesting was written poorly... though that wasn't the point of the book

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    The book is exceedingly apprapos...to the point where the president is named Jamal and is the first african American president. As far as I can tell, the info is technically accurate (not a comms guy so not too sure there) and would double as an undercover how to book.
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    You know, I have never in my life met a negro named 'Jamal'.
    Most every other common name but no Jamal never.

    Where do people come up with this stuff?
    Why couldn't dudes name be John, Steve, Mark, or Bill which are quite common...amongst American negro males.

    Regardless I have received multiple personal and direct suggestions to read this book for an opinion so I plan to buy it today for reading next week as I'm on vacation.

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    I just purchased my copy of "Patriots". Will begin reading tomorrow.
    Sometimes in life you have to stand your ground. It's a hard lesson to learn and even most adults don't get it, but in the end only I can be responsible for my life. If faced with any type of adversity, only I can overcome it. Waiting for someone else to take responsibility is a long fruitless wait.

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    I agree with other posters that this book is more technical and more of a 'how to' manual than Lights Out. It was the book that started me on the road to preparedness and for that I am grateful.

    Check out SurvivalBlog.com created and run by Rawles. It has daily posts regarding all things reparedness related and has index and search capabilities. Over the last week there have been several posts addressing the effects of EMP. It is a must read for me every day.
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    I read this a few years ago and bought the newer version for a gift thru Amazon. It had newer references to the Obama administration in this, which was a nice update. Rawles hasa the great website SurvivalBlog.com, which has very useful info. It really is amazing how this man wrote this book over a decade ago and the story really has more realism today than back then.

    It is a great read, and for anyone interested, he has a manual out thru a small publisher that shows how to stretch your money farther these days and what to buy to be prepared for any major disaster.

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    I finished reading this last night, I really enjoyed this book, gives one a lot to think about considering current events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janq View Post
    You know, I have never in my life met a negro named 'Jamal'.
    Most every other common name but no Jamal never.

    Where do people come up with this stuff?
    Why couldn't dudes name be John, Steve, Mark, or Bill which are quite common...amongst American negro males.

    Regardless I have received multiple personal and direct suggestions to read this book for an opinion so I plan to buy it today for reading next week as I'm on vacation.

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    This is a great book, you should check out his blog.
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