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Countdown: The Liberators Kindle Edition
About the Author
- ASIN : B00APA4R40
- Publisher : Baen Books; 1st edition (February 1, 2011)
- Publication date : February 1, 2011
- Language : English
- File size : 852 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 416 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #719,069 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Sadly, this book hasn't aged well. Trump got elected. US not on its way to Sweden. Price of oil down, not because Tranzi economics are killing global economy , but because of frakking. Trade NOT collapsing. In short, this isn't a Conservative Version of "Malaise" or the Club of Rome circa 2000. Sorry Tom world has not gone to Hell in a Hand Basket And personally, I get annoyed by either Left or Right Wing hand-wringing & Despair
That having been said, if you liked A Desert Called Peace, you'll like this. I'm ordering the second one. It's derivative, and off-base, but entertaining. Again, think of it as a Harlequin Romance for war nerds. They operate in a mythical world too, but people keep reading them.
His stories DO get buried in some pretty hefty sections explaining and detailing the logistics of his people. Some people might say this is a negative. After all, who needs to know the intricacies of standing up a War Fighting unti? Well, old military guys like me enjoyed it immensely. I'm an Air Force puke so I found this level of detail extremely interesting. I al s o enjoyed having all the characters be of a 'certain age' . Would I do the same things as these "grizzled Vets" if called upon? Damn Skippy!
So if you enjoyed Mr Kratman's contributions to the Posen Wars series then jump into this story and everything else he has and will write.
doesn't throw in unexplained plot twists,
Aid agencies are the enables of the kleptocracies that run most of Africa.
Yes, this is ideological writing. It will make SJW's heads explode. And yes, what it describes happens. Just read it. Better, give it to someone who thinks Save the Children or the UN refugee organisations exist to solve problems.
The plot comes straight from the headlines about the simmering tribal wars and lawlessness in progress all over our world, and moves briskly along after a slowish start. The supporting characters are some of the most memorable: the gay tank crew, the Israeli technician longing for real combat, the nurse who turns out to be tougher than anyone thought, the refugee couple from China, the Venezuelan recruits who fall in love, etc. The ending is just, if not happy, and is mercifully free of Hollywood’s influence.
Overall, this book was good enough that I bought the second book in the series immediately.
I am not his target audience. But if you, dear Reader, like extremely plausible near-future stories, if you look at what's going on Iraq right now and think to yourself, "I wonder what I could do with a talented military team and lots of money to make a difference," if you really, really like well written, well crafted (two different things) tales about the waging of a small wars and serious derring do by the kind of men you'd love to have a drink with afterward, this book -- and this series -- is for you. Enjoy!