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    Books in the genre "Unintended Consequences"?

    Have you guys noticed there are a lot of these coming out lately? I think a meme is invading peoples' minds and revolution is starting to be discussed. I will list the ones I know of, put your own down too.

    Unintended Consequences by John Ross (the best of the bunch I think)

    Molon Labe! by Boston Tea Party

    Neither Predator Nor Prey by Mark Spungin

    Enemies Foreign and Domestic, and Domestic Enemies by Matt Bracken

    Patriots by John Wesley, Rawles, an old classic

    Absolved by Mike Vanderboegh (not yet finished, on the web)

    The Black Arrow by Vin Suprynowicz

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    "The Cajun Sniper" by Wayne Talley

    Available from Amazon.

    (not to spoil, but the territory is smaller that some of the other titles).

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    Farnham's Freehold Robert Heinlein?

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    I will shamelessly plug my books here.
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    FREEHOLD, Jan 04 from Baen Books
    THE WEAPON, Aug 05 from Baen Books
    CONFIRMED KILL, Sep 05 from HarperCollins
    BETTER TO BEG FORGIVENESS..., Winter 07 from Baen Books

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    Enemies Foreign and Domestic by Matthew Bracken

    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
    Send lawyers, guns, and money . . .

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    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

    Who is John Galt?
    Jack was on his feet.
    "We'll have rules!" he cried excitedly. "Lots of rules! Then when anyone breaks 'em--"

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    Theres a book called "Hope" by L Neil Smith and Aaron Zelman (from JPFO) But uh... I wouldn't really recommend it. It's definitely preaching to the choir to the point of stupidity even, and i want to scream at them since they keep getting the names of the guns wrong (.45 caliber Glock 20, at one point they refer to the book as a Glock 45, lots of dumb stuff like that).
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    The Probability Broach and The American Zone, by L Neil Smith (if you like SF).
    "Training errors are recorded on paper. Tactical errors are etched in stone." -Erwin Rommel
    Explanations exist: they have existed for all times, for there is always an easy solution to every problem neat, plausible and wrong. - H.L. Mencken

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    The Declaration of Independence


    Oh wait, that's not really a book, is it?
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    The Justice Cooperative by Joe Martino.

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    I will also shamelessly plug Mike's book "FREEHOLD"
    Also
    -1984
    -Catch-22

    Or movies
    -Falling down (a classic about the "good guy" being pushed so hard he becomes the bad guy)
    Last edited by ZeSpectre; November 13th, 2008 at 11:35 AM.
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    Books

    "Farnham's Freehold" was mentioned, but I'd recommend "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" by the Master RAH..

    Closer to the topic, MadMike's "FreeHold" is an Excellent book..

    My F-i-L, a Korean/Vietnam vet, enjoyed even more than I did, I think..
    I've read it several times on plane trips and been asked questions several times..
    2 or 3 of those people I've heard purchased and enjoyed the book as well..

    Back to the grindstone..
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    "through the thorns to the stars"

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    "A State of Disobedience" by Tom Kratman

    http://www.baen.com/chapters/W200312...1709.htm?blurb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul47
    Neither Predator Nor Prey by Mark Spungin
    Great read but too dang short, wanted more.

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