Sixth Column [NOOK Book]

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After the U.S. is conquered, an enclave of brilliant misfits leads a rebellion against near-impossible odds. The totalitarian East has triumphed in a massive invasion and the United States has fallen to a dictatorial superpower bent on total domination. That power is consolidating its grip via concentration camps, police state tactics, and a total monopoly upon the very thoughts of the conquered populace. A tiny enclave of scientists and soldiers survives, unbeknownst to America's new rulers. It's six against six...
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Sixth Column

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After the U.S. is conquered, an enclave of brilliant misfits leads a rebellion against near-impossible odds. The totalitarian East has triumphed in a massive invasion and the United States has fallen to a dictatorial superpower bent on total domination. That power is consolidating its grip via concentration camps, police state tactics, and a total monopoly upon the very thoughts of the conquered populace. A tiny enclave of scientists and soldiers survives, unbeknownst to America's new rulers. It's six against six million—but those six happen to include a scientific genius, a master of subterfuge and disguise who learned his trade as a lawyer-turned-hobo, and a tough-minded commander who knows how to get the best out of his rag-tag assortment of American discontents, wily operators, and geniuses. It's going to take technological savvy and a propaganda campaign that would leave Madison Avenue aghast, but the U.S. will rise again. The counterinsurgency for freedom is on, and defeat is not an option.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148473060
  • Publisher: Baen Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 50,299
  • File size: 550 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2004

    A bit racist, but don't blame Heinlein!

    According to legend, Heinlein was given the concept of 'Sixth Column', and was supervised during the writing by John Campbell, who conceived a weapon that could selectively incapacitate races...a concept Heinlein, understandably, found distasteful. It is to his credit that the novel works, and is such an exciting 'read'; in fact, it is one of his better stories during a most prolific period of his career. But it has stirred controvery since it's publication!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2004

    classic old school sci -fi

    this is what a lot of us grew up on.supposedly everything was black and white and the good guys always won but with but with heinlein you always looked a little deeper.and knew the human race was a little better then you thought.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2014

    Interesting take on rebellion

    Keep in mind Heinlein wrote this after the Rape of Nanking. The characterizations reflect the 1940s view of the world.

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