A State of Disobedience [NOOK Book]

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It's Time to Remember the
Alamo All Over Again!

In the long war against terrorism, the US Government had taken on extraordinary powers. And now that the war was won, powerful forces in the government had no intention of relinquishing those powers. As in 1860, the country was on the verge of civil war. And as in 1860, a leader arose to save the country—but it was not the President this time. Instead, the ...
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A State of Disobedience

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Overview

It's Time to Remember the
Alamo All Over Again!

In the long war against terrorism, the US Government had taken on extraordinary powers. And now that the war was won, powerful forces in the government had no intention of relinquishing those powers. As in 1860, the country was on the verge of civil war. And as in 1860, a leader arose to save the country—but it was not the President this time. Instead, the Governor of Texas was the woman of destiny. And, though the Federal Government had more guns and troops, David was about to give Goliath a run for his money. . . .

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148615569
  • Publisher: Baen
  • Publication date: 12/1/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 104,103
  • File size: 795 KB

Meet the Author

Tom Kratman is author of A State of Disobedience (Baen). In 1974, at age seventeen, he became a political refugee and defector from the PRM (People's Republic of Massachusetts) by virtue of joining the Regular Army. He attended Boston College after his first hitch, then rejoined the Army until after the Gulf War, when he decided to become a lawyer. 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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2013

    Unreadable, assenine, implausible. Thinly-veiled political rant.

    Unreadable, assenine, implausible. Thinly-veiled political rant. Don't waste your time money or brain cells.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2005

    Implausability

    Although I found most of the characters interesting I could not help but feel that historiclly painful events and concepts were used to justify a plot in which a multitude of people accept, agree to and participate in a series of fictional events leading to the next American Civil War...not 'Revolution'. Anyone who truely studies the extensive nature of our government, its' numerous safeguards, it's respective agencies and the wonderful document we call the constitution would know that this plot goes well beyond the logical suspension of disbelief to the intellectually insulting. I find this extraordinarily saddening since the author weaves an interestingly in depth look into his characters and develops said characters to a point where I found remnants of real people in those characters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    Great read. Amazing that this was written in 2003

    I kept turning the pages and finished so quickly, but recommended to sevaral friends in 3 days

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  • Posted February 10, 2014

    Solid Read for Tea Partiers

    More of a political what-if than a military novel. This should be an enjoyable read if your politics run towards the Tea Party. The Federal government bad guys are thinly veiled characters of current Democratic Party leaders. The good guy Texans are very familiar if you watch 24, Dallas or Walker: Texas Ranger. Despite the cover, there is not a large dose of military action. Political maneuvering and spin doctoring often takes center stage in driving the conflict. But is moves along fairly quickly and is somewhat plausible.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2005

    Don't mess with Texas

    Tom Kratman has extensive military training and experience that lends an air of possibility and credibility to this engaging tail of a world that could be. He shows uncommon expertise in a new writer and a good eye to details in his world and story creation. Read his works and enjoy his view of the world that should be.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2004

    Fascinatinf sf reading experience

    By 2060, whether terrorism is real or used by politicians to control the masses, several laws including the Patriot and Victory Acts curtail individual rights for the collective security of the nation. The current President Wilhelmina Rottemeyer is establishing a dictatorship after ¿stealing¿ the election. Now she begins to use the military to further her attempts at consolidating control in a police state.................................... In Waco, Texas, the military assaults the Del Gloria Mission killing twenty-six children among others. Texas Governor Juanita Seguin is horrified at the wanton unnecessary death and destruction. She concludes that more is coming from DC unless leaders like her lead the fight back. The second war of independence has begun in Austin................................. Though conceptually quite interesting and overall well written in spite of a bungee jumping plot, this cautionary tale simplifies the conservative vs. liberal debate in this country by making everything on the right acceptable and everything from the left evil. Thus the President apparently is that malevolent incarnate Hilary destroying freedom while the Governor seems like the Greatest American hero George saving democracy. Ignoring that the Patriot Act was passed by a right wing Republican controlled House, equal sided Senate and signed by a right wing Republican President, the novel does raise issues of security vs. freedom in an exciting thriller. Though the fear should be of both extremes (shocking but Ruby Ridge occurred during the Bush the senior administration), Tom Kratman makes a strong case in this gripping futuristic political military thriller for when is it acceptable to go beyond civil disobedience to outright revolt against the government.............................. Harriet Klausner

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