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Enemies, Foreign and Domestic
E-Book ^ | unkown | Matt Bracken

Posted on 10/20/2003 7:16:24 AM PDT by Chapita

After 6 years on this forum, this is my very first "Vanity" posting!

Travis Magee sent his book in E-Book form to me and I have just finished it.

I am totally blown away! I consider this book to be the most important book I've ever read!

It contains a depth of knowledge that absolutely astounds me!

Old-timers know about Ruby Ridge, Waco, TWA-800, and clinton's treasonous dealings with the Red Chinese, and some know how close we came in '95 to a shooting resistance.

So, I recommend this book to all who may want to see why this book may instill enough trepidation in this government to refrain from making the mistake of further trashing our Constituion!

And Jeff, find out from Matt how he sent me his book and send me yours too! Ha!


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KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; 4thamendment; banglist; batf; bookreview; constitution; efad; enemies; foreignanddomestic; guncontrol; mattbracken
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JimRob, I hope you have read this book!
1 posted on 10/20/2003 7:16:24 AM PDT by Chapita
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To: Chapita
I agree, should become a best seller.
2 posted on 10/20/2003 7:19:33 AM PDT by KC_for_Freedom (Sailing the highways of America, and loving it.)
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To: KC_for_Freedom
I plan on ordering ten books for Christmas gifts.
3 posted on 10/20/2003 7:21:38 AM PDT by Chapita
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To: Chapita; Travis McGee
I also heartily endorse Matt's book it is well written and riveting besides detailing how things could evolve into a dirty war here on US soil.
4 posted on 10/20/2003 7:25:45 AM PDT by harpseal (stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown)
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To: harpseal
I have diabetic retinopathy so I can read only what I can put on my computer screen! This is the first book I've actually read in well over 12 years. I've gotten audio books but they are not all that available.
5 posted on 10/20/2003 7:28:55 AM PDT by Chapita
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To: Chapita; Travis McGee
I finished Matt's book last week. It held me spellbound and I could not put it down until it was done.

If one reads Enemies Foreign and Domestic, they will learn so much about how a rogue government agency could operate, and how ordinary people could avoid them and frustrate them. I may re-read the book soon and make a point of writing down all the 'wisdom' tidbits into a notebook. Enemies Foreign and Domestic will definitely be on the list of Books The Government Doesn't Want You To Read.

6 posted on 10/20/2003 7:38:04 AM PDT by Sender
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To: Chapita
How does one get this book?
7 posted on 10/20/2003 7:41:23 AM PDT by wizardoz (Palestinians are just dynamite!)
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To: Chapita
What's the name of the book?
8 posted on 10/20/2003 7:47:16 AM PDT by MissAmericanPie
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To: wizardoz
Click on E-Book and you will get his website, where that info is! Can't recommend it more highly!
9 posted on 10/20/2003 7:47:39 AM PDT by Chapita
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To: MissAmericanPie
Enemies, Foreign and Domestic

Click on E-Book at the top left of this thread and you can get his website.

10 posted on 10/20/2003 7:50:27 AM PDT by Chapita
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To: Chapita
I finished the book just yesterday. I ordered it from Amazon.com. It took a 10 days for delivery, which they told me up front.

The book was so good, I read most of it Saturday and finished on Sunday morning. The plot is excellent and the story fast moving. The story became so real at points that I put the book down and went looking for up to date news here on Free Republic before realizing those things weren't really happening (yet). If you are a 2nd Amendment supporter, or just like government conspiracy thrillers this book is for you. It's along the lines of Unintended Consequences, but without so much technical material. The book is suitable for teenagers on up. The language is mild, a PG rating. The few sex scenes are implied, not graphic.

If you plan on reading this book, I suggest you set the time aside. Putting the book down will be difficult, and the plot will play through your mind until you can get back to it. Matt, this was a great book. Please let me know when the sequel comes out. I need to know what happens next.

11 posted on 10/20/2003 8:44:38 AM PDT by Betty Jane
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To: Betty Jane
I am turned off by graphic sex so this book was a relief!
12 posted on 10/20/2003 8:57:46 AM PDT by Chapita
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To: Chapita
Matt's book is great!
13 posted on 10/20/2003 9:05:18 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (There's two kinds of people in the world. Those with loaded guns and those that dig.)
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To: Chapita; Travis McGee
I haven't enjoyed a book so thoroughly in years.
Many of the characters seem quite familiar.

I could see myself as an old, grumpy Brad Fallon, except for the young hottie falling for me and ruining my plans
to escape.

Once I get the boat ready, I'm gone.

14 posted on 10/20/2003 9:24:36 AM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com
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To: Chapita
This is one of those books that I have to put down once in a while because I hate the idea of finishing it. It's that good. If you loved "Unintended Consequences" then you will equally love this book. Free Republic plays a role in this book. Get it here:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-form/ref=s_sf_b_as/103-0988721-9296645
15 posted on 10/20/2003 9:35:26 AM PDT by kipj
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To: kipj
Sorry about that bad link. Just go to Amazon.com and search for Matthew Bracken.
16 posted on 10/20/2003 9:37:39 AM PDT by kipj
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To: Chapita; *bang_list; Jeff Head
Thanks Chapita!

(And I swear I did not put him up to this.)

I do plan to make an E-book version soon, but I'd like to mention that it's not generally available yet. Chapita has bad eyes and can't read paper books, so I sent him my actual full-length Word file. I guess I gotta get busy on that E-book now!

Also, this is a good time to mention that I'm almost out of the first printing of EFAD. I have just enough to keep Amazon stocked (I hope), and send out some individually signed copies. The 2nd edition (without any typos!) should be available in early November. This print run will be 2,000 copies.

Click on the cover to go to the EFAD website. Anybody can read the first 20 chapters there for free to get the full flavor of the novel.


17 posted on 10/20/2003 9:38:02 AM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com
I read about a character such as SneakyPete.
18 posted on 10/20/2003 10:14:38 AM PDT by Chapita
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To: Travis McGee
You did put me up to this!

By writing the greatest book I've ever read! Ha!

19 posted on 10/20/2003 10:19:28 AM PDT by Chapita
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To: Chapita; Travis McGee


20 posted on 10/20/2003 10:29:12 AM PDT by Joe Brower ("If you need a lawyer to tell you what your rights are, you don't have any rights.")
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To: Joe Brower
This is for all you guys out there who have read the book. Ask the women in your lives to read it. The gun/freedom debate is too dominated by male voices, making the issue one of angry white males. We need the support of more women. Tell them that it's important to you that they understand how you view the issue. Your wives and girlfriends will be impressed that you want to share with them.

Tell them it reads like a John Grisham novel if they balk. Take the kids out of the house to give them time to start the book. Once they do, they'll be hooked. Offer to make or get dinner. Then after she finishes, talk about it. See what she thinks of it. Educate her to the importance of the 2nd ammendment to you, but don't get defensive or belligerent if she doesn't agree with you.

Next step is to set up a shooting date, try to bring another woman, experienced or not, or take her to a gun club meeting. Shooters are some of the nicest and most polite men I've ever met. At meetings with so few women, your woman will be treated like a queen. It does make quite an impression.

Off my soapbox now.

If you haven't read the book, do it. It's a fantastic read.

21 posted on 10/20/2003 10:48:54 AM PDT by Betty Jane
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To: Betty Jane
I'm way ahead of you, Betty, or should I say, my wife is! She glommed onto my copy the day it arrived and had it read in a week. She confesses to skimming through the overly-technical firearms stuff (her description), but thoroughly absorbed the primary message of the book. In her words, "Terrifying".

My mom's asked to borrow it next... $;-)

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

22 posted on 10/20/2003 10:58:11 AM PDT by Joe Brower ("If you need a lawyer to tell you what your rights are, you don't have any rights.")
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To: kipj
I searched Amazon for "bracken", "matthew bracken", "enemies foreign and domestic", and "enemies, foreign and domestic" with no relevant hits. Has Amazon removed the book?
23 posted on 10/20/2003 11:28:58 AM PDT by Taipei Personality
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To: Travis McGee
"The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion." ~Edmund Burke
24 posted on 10/20/2003 11:33:01 AM PDT by thefamous
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To: Taipei Personality
make sure that you're searching the books section of Amazon. They have developed so many product categories, that you may have been in the wrong section.
25 posted on 10/20/2003 11:37:53 AM PDT by Betty Jane
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To: Taipei Personality; Betty Jane; Travis McGee
It appears that Amazon has changed their search engine. It will find things based not on title or author but the inclusion of words in the text of the work. My search for "enemies foreign and domestic" returned over 7000 hits! Makes it impossible to wade through them all.

Travis, you might want to post the ISBN number on your website or this thread, that's the only way I can think of keeping the Amazon search to a minimum.

26 posted on 10/20/2003 11:48:28 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (There's two kinds of people in the world. Those with loaded guns and those that dig.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
I was just there. The default for the search is all products. You have to select books for you r search. Enter the title, it comes up with three books, Matts is at the bottom.
27 posted on 10/20/2003 11:53:12 AM PDT by Betty Jane
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To: Taipei Personality
Navigate to the "books" section and type in Mattew Bracken. It should take you straight to the book.
28 posted on 10/20/2003 12:27:00 PM PDT by kipj
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To: kipj
I did; it doesn't. I think Tijeras_Slim figured it out. I can click on "more search options" and enter both the author and title and it comes up. Oh well, I plan on ordering from Matt's web page anyway, I just wanted to see how easy it was to find on Amazon. It's not.
29 posted on 10/20/2003 12:43:08 PM PDT by Taipei Personality
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To: Taipei Personality
You can also order by credit card from the EFAD website's order page, through the link to gunsnetworks.net.

Matt
30 posted on 10/20/2003 1:33:25 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Taipei Personality
I thought it was kind of strange that I couldn't get it to come up in a search. After all, I did put a review of it on Amazon (there's other FReepers there too!)

Well, whatever way you get a copy, get one! Great read.

31 posted on 10/20/2003 2:37:25 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (There's two kinds of people in the world. Those with loaded guns and those that dig.)
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To: Travis McGee
I read all 20 teaser chapters today after following the link. Great Work! Will be ordering the book immediately, hoping for a signed one even with typos... ;^)
32 posted on 10/20/2003 3:35:53 PM PDT by GluteusMax
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To: GluteusMax
The signed first editions, or as I call them, the "aircraft hanger editions" may be worth real money some day. Sort of like the stamps with the upside down airplane.
33 posted on 10/20/2003 4:17:50 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Chapita
I guess I will have to break down and buy it although it will mean no meals for a week.
34 posted on 10/20/2003 4:22:00 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Taipei Personality; kipj; Tijeras_Slim
I don't know why Amazon is acting this way today. So here's a link.

EFAD on Amazon

35 posted on 10/20/2003 4:22:43 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Travis McGee
LOL. I gave one to my Da' - he is reading it!

(Dad hates to read. He is a visual guy...)

How many copies were in the first printing?

36 posted on 10/20/2003 4:26:45 PM PDT by patton (I wish we could all look at the evil of abortion with the pure, honest heart of a child.)
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To: patton
Dad
37 posted on 10/20/2003 4:31:23 PM PDT by patton (I wish we could all look at the evil of abortion with the pure, honest heart of a child.)
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To: Chapita; Travis McGee
Chap, you got Fremail.

Ebooks for The Dragon's Fury Series about how current conditions leads to World War III have been available from day one. Just need to know which format, Adobe or Microsoft. Check your Fremail for details.

Anyhow, GREAT REVIEW of Matt's Enemies Foreign and Domestic. I believe it is one of the best 2nd amendment books ever written.

Way to go Matt!

38 posted on 10/20/2003 5:15:20 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: patton
I ordered 1,000 for the first run but they over printed and I wound up with 1,100. The second edition will be for 2,000.

There are about 60 books left, and Amazon is scarfing up about 20+ a week, and increasing their orders every week. Then there are still some being sold by GunsNetworks LLC (AK-47.net) which can be linked from my order page. They bought 16 boxes of 16 books.

39 posted on 10/20/2003 5:31:45 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Travis McGee
Well done. You are going to pass Jeff. LOL.
40 posted on 10/20/2003 5:37:35 PM PDT by patton (I wish we could all look at the evil of abortion with the pure, honest heart of a child.)
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To: Chapita
I really enjoyed this book also. It only took me 3 days to read, and there are only a few books that I've liked to the point where I couldn't put them down. "Enemies Foreign and Domestic" was one of them.

Travis was kind enough to autograph two books I purchased from him. So I just ordered another one from amazon.com that I could loan out to acquantiances (sp). Maybe I'll buy a few more and mail the books to public officials.

41 posted on 10/20/2003 6:02:08 PM PDT by Mulder (Fight the future)
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To: patton
I gave it to my brother-in-law once I was done. 1st book he has read in decades. My 70 year old mom is reading it now. I better watch out she will want a machine gun to go in the back of her pick-up truck!!!!
42 posted on 10/20/2003 6:04:25 PM PDT by therut
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To: therut
Dad has enough guns - he needs books!
43 posted on 10/20/2003 6:07:15 PM PDT by patton (I wish we could all look at the evil of abortion with the pure, honest heart of a child.)
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To: yarddog

"I guess I will have to break down and buy it although it will mean no meals for a week."
Get it! You'll appreciate it. Come by my place and I'll fix you somethin' to eat! Ha!
44 posted on 10/20/2003 6:11:56 PM PDT by Chapita
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To: Jeff Head
Great! Got your site saved to Favorites and sent you a FreepMail.
45 posted on 10/20/2003 6:23:14 PM PDT by Chapita
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To: Chapita
Thanks, I guess we can visit relatives for a week, or eat out of the yard. I guess there are enough pears, scuppernongs, pecans, and kumquats to keep us alive.

The poor dog won't get any scraps tho.

It will be worth it to read something which wasn't written by some artistic namby pamby.

46 posted on 10/20/2003 6:33:11 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: yarddog
Watch that artistic thing. You are hittin' close to home.
47 posted on 10/20/2003 7:35:44 PM PDT by patton (I wish we could all look at the evil of abortion with the pure, honest heart of a child.)
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To: yarddog
see #37
48 posted on 10/20/2003 7:36:43 PM PDT by patton (I wish we could all look at the evil of abortion with the pure, honest heart of a child.)
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To: patton
Actually I wish I had some talent. I guess it is just jealousy. I can't even draw a decent stick man.

I also can't sing, even my Mother told me I couldn't. The funny thing is artistic ability runs in my family. My Niece recently had a show in New York City.

49 posted on 10/20/2003 7:44:49 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: yarddog
:) the nuns told me - "you just move your lips."

(explitave deleted)

My Dad, on the other hand, adopted me, has three paintings in the Smithsonian, and retired with a Director's medal from the Agency.

Colour me proud.

50 posted on 10/20/2003 7:51:42 PM PDT by patton (I wish we could all look at the evil of abortion with the pure, honest heart of a child.)
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