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Posted on 07/25/2020 8:14:31 AM PDT by old-ager
[ Mr. St Clair has posted a useful muzzuzzle vel. chart as well ]
Absolved Chapter Links [Note, 10/23/2016: My reformatted copy of the entire available Absolved book is at billstclair.com/absolved/absolved.html]
The following is the list of intended chapters for Mike Vanderboegh's novel Absolved. The title numbering and names were listed at Mike' site here.
Links are mostly from David Codrea's Examiner site, now only available at archive.org.
The asterisk ("*") links at the end of each line are to my local copy of each chapter.
Chater 32 (in three parts) was not in Codrea's index. Thank you to @EisAugen@gab.com for sending me the link (in July of 2019).
Chapter X was also not in Codrea's index, and I didn't find out about it until September of 2018. It was published 9 months after chapter 32.
There's a GIT archive of this entire directory at github.com/billstclair/absolved. Bill St. Clair, 19 July 2015
Introduction: "The Useful Dire Warning" (internet introduction *) * Chapter 1: The Battle of Sipsey Street (older) * Chapter 2: Flying Coffins Chapter 3: Poor White Boys, The Depot and the Camp * Chapter 4: Poor White Boys, The Past as Future * Chapter 5: Dead Man's Holler * Chapter 6: Reverberations and Synergies * Chapter 7: Improvised Munitions, Inc. * Chapter 8: Interposition * Chapter 9: Deacon * Chapter 10: Predator * Chapter 11: Fathers and Sons Chapter 12: The Minstrel Girls Chapter 13: Smuggler Chapter 14: Sons of Liberty Chapter 15: The Squad -- BAR * Chapter 16: The Squad -- Rubicon * Chapter 17: Doctrine Chapter 18: M14 - The Three Hundred Meter War * Chapter 19: The Quarry * Chapter 20: Little Friends Chapter 21: Clean Sweep Chapter 22: Governor Chapter 23: Four Fingers of Death (older) *
(Excerpt) Read more at billstclair.com ...
Well, this is an interesting post. A friend of mine once told me to read Tom Clancy if I really wanted to know what’s going on.
Interesting indeed. Click the link and read the book.
If you go to any small town counter-protest these days, with the slung rifles not garnering any concern by LE, you’ll see the logo of the groups Mr. Vanderboegh (now passed on) started.
For those unfamiliar with the term, here's one succinct definition from the best single book on the subject:
(Fourth Generation Warfare) uses all available networks -- political, economic, social, and military -- to convince the enemy's political decision makers that their strategic goals are either unachievable or too costly for the perceived benefit. It is an evolved form of insurgency. Still rooted in the fundamental precept that superior political will, when properly employed, can defeat greater economic and military power, 4GW makes use of society's networks to carry on its fight. Unlike previous generations, it does not attempt to win by defeating the enemy's military forces. Instead, via the networks, it directly attacks the minds of enemy decision makers to destroy the enemy's political will. Fourth-generation wars are lengthy -- measured in decades rather than months or years... Strategically, 4GW attempts to directly change the minds of enemy policy makers. This change is not to be achieved through the traditional method of superiority on the battlefield. The first- through third-generation of destroying the enemy's armed forces and his capacity to regenerate them is not how 4GW enemies will attack... Both the epic, decisive Napoleonic battle and the wide-ranging, high-speed maneuver campaign is irrelevant to them. Their victories are accomplished through the superior use of all available networks to directly defeat the will of the enemy leadership, to convince them their war aims are either unachievable or too costly. These networks will be employed to carry specific messages to our policy makers and to those who can influence the policy makers. -- COL Thomas X. Hammes, USMC, The Sling and the Stone, p. 208
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