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"Probably the most realistic depiction of a second American Revolution ever written."
In 1974, at age seventeen, Tom Kratman became a political refugee and defector from the PRM (People's Republic of Massachusetts) by virtue of joining the Regular Army. He stayed a Regular Army infantryman most of his adult life, returning to Massachusetts as an unofficial dissident while attending Boston College after his first hitch. Back in the Army, he managed to do just about everything there was to do, at one time or another. After the Gulf War, and with the bottom dropping completely out of the anti-communism market, Tom decided to become a lawyer. (Big mistake, way big. Chilluns don't do it.) Every now and again, when the frustrations of legal life and having to deal with other lawyers got to be too much, Tom would rejoin the Army (or a somewhat similar group, say) for fun and frolic in other climes. His family, muttering darkly, still puts up with this. Tom is currently an attorney practicing in southwest Virginia. A State of Disobedience is his first novel.
Another reviewer has said:
"Bah. If the left had their way this book which offends them so badly by portraying the truth would be burned and the author sent to a... Read more
An interesting near-future look at political correctness and the backlash from same. This is a first novel, and uses more stereotypes than I would like, but definitely gets it's... Read morePublished on Feb. 17 2004 by Justin Bischel
Very difficult to put down (I've been reading for the past 3 hours with less than 5 minutes of interruption, and that for food/bathroom). Read morePublished on Feb. 2 2004
When a work of fiction garners almost nothing but 1 star and 5 star ratings,and those is about equal numbers, one has to wonder what the truth of the matter is. Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2004 by julia p. smith
Bah.... I picked up this book as I have always liked reading about future accounts of america in times of trouble... Read morePublished on Jan. 18 2004 by Dekker Graden
This is an inspiring book about a Second American Revolution. An extremely liberal Democrat (think Hilary Clinton) has become President of the USA, and has started to implement a... Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2004
One of the other reviewers said that if they could have given this book zero or negative stars, they would have. I heartily concur. Read morePublished on Jan. 13 2004
...to know that it is bad.
After painfully slogging through the clangingly turgid prose of the first two chapters of this book, i skipped here and there ahead to confirm my... Read more