Republic: A Novel of America's Future [NOOK Book]

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A few years in our future, Ken Murphy is a National Guard Colonel and senior manager at a factory in tranquil Highview, West Virginia. When the local economy is thrown into a tailspin by a plant shutdown, Murphy is thrown out of work, with no way to pay for medical care for his son.

In an attempt to prove they can operate on their own, the workers move in and occupy the ...
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Republic: A Novel of America's Future

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Overview

A few years in our future, Ken Murphy is a National Guard Colonel and senior manager at a factory in tranquil Highview, West Virginia. When the local economy is thrown into a tailspin by a plant shutdown, Murphy is thrown out of work, with no way to pay for medical care for his son.

In an attempt to prove they can operate on their own, the workers move in and occupy the factory. The government intervenes, escalating the labor dispute into a deadly confrontation.

As the conflict intensifies, politicians on both sides refuse to back down or compromise, tipping the nation into a bloody civil war.
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Editorial Reviews

Gannett Newspapers - John Hanchette
...the blogosphere has gone wild over this book... It might scare you into doing something...for the nation, and for your future.
DailyKos - Kenneth Bernstein
This novel of America's future may be prophetic...It will disturb you...It should.
Midwest Book Review - Kaye Trout
Republic is a very interesting, thought provoking story about the loss of jobs due to corporate greed, abuse of power by government agencies, and a civil war.

Charles Sheehan-Miles is an exceptional writer, and Republic is his second novel. I reviewed his first novel, Prayer at Rumayla - A Novel of the Gulf War in June 2007. And I repeat . . . I like his writing style, honesty and courage and hope you will too.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012287960
  • Publisher: Cincinnatus Press
  • Publication date: 7/15/2007
  • Series: America's Future , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 325
  • Sales rank: 31,761
  • File size: 469 KB

Meet the Author

Charles Sheehan-Miles is the author of Republic and Prayer at Rumayla: A Novel of the Gulf War. He is currently writing Insurgent, the sequel to Republic.

Charles served in combat with the 24th Infantry Division during the 1991 Gulf War, and was decorated for valor for helping rescue fellow tank crewmen from a burning tank during the Battle at Rumayla. Since then, he has been a regular speaker on issues relating to the Gulf War, ill veterans and the impact of post-traumatic stress.

He is a former President and co-founder of the National Gulf War Resource Center and has served on the board of the Education for Peace in Iraq Center. Prior to becoming executive director of Veterans for Common Sense in August 2004, he was director of the Nuclear Policy Research Institute in Washington, DC. He continues to serve on the board of directions of Veterans for Common Sense.

Charles lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Veronica and their two children.
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  • Posted March 15, 2011

    what if story

    This is not the typical type of book or story that I like. But the characters were so real I could see them and cried for them. I could see how and why the fiction could be real if we are not careful. I hated some of the characters. Like President,HDS agents. their misuse of power.I cared for a lot of the characters and none had a happy ending with so much death around them. the book was well written and I could not put it down. It wrung out my emotions. How greed and power can corrupt is scarry.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 23, 2011

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    Highly recommended

    Review of giveaway eBook Set in the near future in an increasingly oppressive America. This tells the story of a chain of events leading up to a state seceding from the USA and the ensuring civil war. Told from multiple view points with well drawn characterisation and gripping plot lines this was a very interesting and well written novel. I enjoyed this enormously and would recommend it highly.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 8, 2014

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    Really enjoyed this book. Very well written. I can see the fear

    Really enjoyed this book. Very well written. I can see the fear of DHS as a real thing, now and in the future. Way too much power.
    The setting, characters, and the plot were gripping. I would recommend this book to anyone worried about what can happen when Washington haas too much control.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    A good read that hits home

    This is the 2nd title I've read by this author (1st was Prayer at Rumayla) and I am very impressed. His characters are all highly believable and his pacing is excellent. For this novel some may think it too implausable a premise but I found it a little too close for comfort. Obviously for literary license as a fictional future tale there are events a little far fetched but history has told many of the same stories before, which makes this one vision of a possible future a very chilling read. Whatever your political leanings are this is an entertaining and thought provoking read.

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  • Posted June 28, 2011

    Silly Premise but a good read

    If you can get past the silly premise of this novel and ignore the highly unlikely set of events, this is a good read. It is fast paced with characters you believe in and care about. ON balance, it is worth your time to buy and read.

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