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  • My "Enemies Trilogy" novels are free on Kindle today through Wednesday

    07/14/2014 5:16:07 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 71 replies
    Enemies Foreign And Domestic ^ | July 14, 2014 | Matthew Bracken
    My "Enemies Trilogy" novels are free to download on Kindle from today through Wednesday. You can also download them on any device with the free Kindle app installed.
  • Matt Bracken being interviewed on WYAB.com Radio now - His Book, "Domestic Enemies"

    07/09/2014 2:12:48 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    WYAB FM Radio ^ | July 9, 2014 | Self
    On the radio now
  • Bracken: When The Music Stops – How America’s Cities May Explode In Violence (EBT SHTF scenario)

    From Matt Bracken: In response to recent articles in mainstream military journals discussing the use of the U.S. Army to quell insurrections on American soil, I offer an alternate vision of the future. Instead of a small town in the South as the flash point, picture instead a score of U.S. cities in the thrall of riots greater than those experienced in Los Angeles in 1965 (Watts), multiple cities in 1968 (MLK assassination), and Los Angeles again in 1992 (Rodney King). New Yorkers can imagine the 1977 blackout looting or the 1991 Crown Heights disturbance. (snip) What if a cascading...
  • Dangerous Old Men

    02/18/2014 10:22:54 AM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 12, 2013 | Ebben Raves
    Everybody knows a Walt Kowalski.  He is the grizzled Korean War veteran Clint Eastwood played in the movie Gran Torino.  A man who spends his days sitting on the porch, keeping his house and yard immaculate, satisfied to drink his cheap beer while watching his neighborhood and country go to hell around him.  He is an anachronism, a dinosaur -- part of the old America where you worked hard, took pride in your work and where you lived, and fought for your country and what it stood for when called upon.  Armed with his M1 Garand rifle and 1911 .45...
  • My last novel is free on Kindle 11-11 through 11-14

    11/11/2013 5:30:38 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 83 replies
    Amazon Kindle store ^ | November 11, 2013 | Matt Bracken
    Okay, my last novel, "Castigo Cay," is in the Kindle store on a free run today through Wednesday. It's a departure from the characters and situations in the Enemies Trilogy, but it's still a look forward at a crumbling, semi-dystopian America. The main character is Dan Kilmer, a thirty-something former Marine scout/sniper who is trying to live as a free man in a world that is anything but free. This is the last novel I have written. Over the past six weeks I've put all of my titles on Kindle free runs. I have nothing left in the inventory, and...
  • The Bracken Anthology is free on Kindle this week.

    11/04/2013 5:32:17 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 64 replies
    Amazon Kindle store ^ | November 4, 2013 | Matthew Bracken
    I had a good response to putting the Enemies trilogy novels on Kindle free runs the last three weeks, so I decided to go ahead and do it with everything I have. The Bracken Anthology is a good introduction to my stuff, both fiction and nonfiction, so if you can spread the links to your "low information" friends and family, it might slap some sense into them. Or just entertain them. I'm doing these free runs prior to going sailing next year, and spending (I hope) a lot of time over the horizon and unconnected.All of these "internet published" short...
  • My novel "Foreign Enemies And Traitors" free on Kindle this week.

    10/28/2013 5:14:09 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 54 replies
    Amazon Kindle store ^ | October 28, 2012 | Matt Bracken
    Foreign Enemies And Traitors, the final novel in my Enemies Trilogy, is free on Kindle through the end of October. You don't need to have read the other books to enjoy it. About five years pass between the three novels, only a few characters carry over, and they take place in different regions with different subjects and scenarios. This is not a series where you get to the end of a book and it leaves on a cliffhanger, forcing you to buy the next one. Each is a complete novel standing on its own. Just click the book cover to...
  • Matt Bracken's "Enemies Foreign And Domestic" is now a free Kindle download.

    10/14/2013 5:38:31 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 60 replies
    Amazon Kindle ^ | October 14, 2013 | Matthew Bracken
    My first novel, Enemies Foreign And Domestic, is available free in the Amazon Kindle store today through Thursday. Then on the next two Mondays I'm going to do it with the other two novels in the Enemies trilogy. If you haven't read my novels about defending freedom while America is being "fundamentally transformed" into a socialist police state, I hope you will take this opportunity to do so. But even more importantly, I hope you will share these links beyond the "conservative choir." We already understand why the 2nd Amendment is so critical to our freedom, but millions of reachable...
  • When The Music Stops – How America’s Cities May Explode In Violence

    09/04/2012 5:37:03 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 608 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | September 4, 2012 | Matt Bracken
    In response to recent articles in mainstream military journals discussing the use of the U.S. Army to quell insurrections on American soil, I offer an alternate vision of the future. Instead of a small town in the South as the flash point, picture instead a score of U.S. cities in the thrall of riots greater than those experienced in Los Angeles in 1965 (Watts), multiple cities in 1968 (MLK assassination), and Los Angeles again in 1992 (Rodney King). New Yorkers can imagine the 1977 blackout looting or the 1991 Crown Heights disturbance. In fact, the proximate spark of the next...
  • Bracken: What I Saw At The Coup

    06/24/2013 1:33:27 PM PDT · by OregonRancher · 35 replies
    westernrifleshooters ^ | September 11, 2012 | Matt Bracken
    This is the first time in many years that I have put pen to paper for a lengthy letter, so please forgive my misspellings, poor handwriting or any other errors. I will probably do this in one go and be finished with it. I won’t need much of this new notebook. It’s a nice room, desk and chair, but really, no computer? I just wish they would stop the hammering outside. I need to focus in order to write well. No one person could possibly expect to know the full truth about such a complex history, so near to its...
  • Will Obama Stop the Music This November?

    10/09/2013 7:47:06 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 132 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | October 9, 2013 | Matthew Bracken
    Will Obama Stop the Music This November? The current “shutdown” of 17% of the federal government has primed America for chaos with constant left-wing rhetoric and news media reports couched in apocalyptic terms such as crisis, brink, catastrophe, hostage, arsonist and terrorist. But a catastrophe is useful to a would-be tyrant only as long as it can be blamed on a hated enemy. In 1933 Hitler’s agents burned the Reichstag, not just to sow fear and confusion, but primarily in order to charge his Communist enemies with treason as an excuse to obliterate them. The German “mainstream media” dutifully parroted...
  • Matt Bracken's "Enemies" trilogy -- free for Kindle, next three Mondays (starting 10/14)

    10/12/2013 8:36:12 AM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 66 replies
    self | 10/12/13 | NewJerseyJoe
    Big news from author, warrior, and patriot Matt Bracken. On Monday (10/14), "Enemies Foreign and Domestic" will be available for free download on Kindle for four days. "Domestic Enemies" will be made similarly available the following Monday (10/21), and then "Foreign Enemies and Traitors" on 10/28. On social media, the author stated: "I can't see much point in 'hoarding' the Enemies trilogy. If it's going to do any good, make any impact outside of the already-converted patriotic American 'choir,' it has to happen pretty soon. Nobody will give a damn about the Enemies Trilogy as a footnote to history if we...
  • Bracken: A Review Of “A Failure Of Civility”

    02/25/2013 9:37:20 AM PST · by Perseverando · 81 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | February 24, 2013 | Matt Bracken
    “A Failure of Civility” A Book Review by Matt Bracken First, let me apologize for the poor writing quality of this review. Normally, I write an essay and spend days and days polishing it. Not this time. I’m currently in between my “pretty” essays, but this review is just pure business, like a claw hammer you picked up at Home Depot to bang nails. Pretty has nothing to do with it, so let’s get on with the job. Second, let me apologize to the other very kind authors who have sent me their books to review over the past months....
  • "Alas, Brave New Babylon" new fiction by Matt Bracken

    08/26/2013 6:20:36 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 366 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | August 26, 2013 | Matthew Bracken
    Alas, Brave New Babylon By Matt Bracken 1. THE REGAL INN MOTOR LODGE I used to be a history teacher at a private Christian school in Louisiana. I was in my mid-thirties then, unmarried and unattached. It was June and I was on a road trip, cruising up Interstate 81 through the northeastern corner of Tennessee in my Maxima. I was going to spend the month in Pennsylvania, hiking another 300 miles of the Appalachian Trail. The trail ran 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine, and over previous summers I’d hiked it in sections, from south to north. After a...
  • "How to" book on Community Defense Book goes viral "A Failure of Civility"

    02/26/2013 2:23:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    As responsible citizens continue to buy all the defensive weapons that can be acquired, a new book on community defense has gone viral. Promoted in part by a "hasty" review by Matt Bracken, the noted author Castigo Cay and the Enemies, Foreign and Domestic trilogy, the books authors are hard pressed to keep up with demand. As a fan Matt Bracken's writing, I was looking forward to obtaining a copy of "A Failure of Civility". All I have received is this apologetic email, which I can well sympathize with: Thank you for your inquiry about “A Failure of Civility.” We’re...
  • Democide: Socialism, Tyranny, Guns and Freedom

    02/22/2013 8:58:59 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 74 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | February 20th, 2013 | Matt Bracken
    Democide: Socialism, Tyranny, Guns and Freedom Democide is the elimination of a despised group by a government. It includes genocide, politicide, and other forms of state-sponsored mass murder. The hated minority headed for extermination may be defined by religious, racial, political, class, cultural or other attributes. Between 200 and 260 million people were the victims of democide in the 20th century, several times more than were killed in international wars during that period. The first widely studied modern democide occurred in Turkey between 1915 and 1923, when the Turkish government decided to eliminate the country’s Christian minority, primarily ethnic Armenians...
  • Bracken: Dear Mr. Security Agent

    01/09/2013 7:54:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    westernrifleshooters ^ | 1/9/13 | Matt Bracken
    Federal, state, or local. You, the man or woman with the badge, the sworn LEO or FLEA and those who inhabit the many law enforcement niches in between and on all sides. This essay is directed to you, because in the end, how this turmoil about gun control turns out will depend largely upon your decisions and actions over the coming months and years. I sincerely wish that members of Congress—who may soon be voting on new gun control measures—would read this essay, but I realize that’s a pipe dream, considering the impenetrable bubbles around those exalted entities. So I’ll...
  • The Bracken Anthology [Kindle Edition] (Matt Bracken's essays)

    11/14/2012 6:08:49 PM PST · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    Amazon (via Western Shooters Association) ^ | 11-7-12 | Matt Bracken (Freeper Travis Mcgee)
    Matthew J. Bracken was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1957, and graduated from the University of Virginia and UDT/SEAL Training in 1979. Besides writing novels, he has also built a steel sailboat and has made several major ocean voyages. He lives in Florida with his wife and two children. He is currently working on a the second Dan Kilmer novel, about a former Marine sniper trying to live as a free man in an unfree world. About a hundred pages of each novel may be read on his website at www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com. Matt has just published The Bracken Anthology, a collection...
  • Benghazi's Smoking Gun? Only President Can Give 'Cross-Border Authority'

    11/02/2012 5:45:37 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 112 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 2, 2012 | Matt Bracken
    The Benghazi debacle boils down to a single key factor — the granting or withholding of “cross-border authority.” This opinion is informed by my experience as a Navy SEAL officer who took a NavSpecWar Detachment to Beirut. Once the alarm is sent – in this case, from the consulate in Benghazi — dozens of HQs are notified and are in the planning loop in real time, including AFRICOM and EURCOM, both located in Germany. Without waiting for specific orders from Washington, they begin planning and executing rescue operations, including moving personnel, ships, and aircraft forward toward the location of the...
  • Benghazi's Smoking Gun? Only President Can Give 'Cross-Border Authority'

    11/02/2012 5:24:36 PM PDT · by CyberAnt · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-2-12 | Matt Bracken
    Sending additional forces into a foreign country always requires the president's approval. He was either absent, or refused "CBA". The Benghazi debacle boils down to a single key factor — the granting or withholding of “cross-border authority.” This opinion is informed by my experience as a Navy SEAL officer who took a NavSpecWar Detachment to Beirut. Once the alarm is sent – in this case, from the consulate in Benghazi — dozens of HQs are notified and are in the planning loop in real time, including AFRICOM and EURCOM, both located in Germany. Without waiting for specific orders from Washington,...
  • Bracken: Night Fighting 101

    08/22/2012 4:49:46 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 65 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | 8-16-12 | Matt Bracken
    So how do you become a self-taught deadly warrior of the night? You begin in the daytime. Lay out a walking path through your neighborhood “Area of Operations,” a path with plenty of transitions across all types of urban, suburban and rural terrain. Culverts, gullies, overgrown chain link fences, woods, meadows, railroad tracks, bridges, power line right-of-ways, abandoned commercial properties and fallow fields will be your classroom. To begin, mark your route every twenty or thirty yards. Small torn rags stuck on fences and tree branches look fairly natural, and won’t be noticed. Walk and crawl through thickets, under fences,...
  • My Mother, Castigo Cay, and Matt Bracken (Travis McGee)

    06/08/2012 3:31:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 40 replies
    Vanity | 8 June, 2012 | marktwain
    A woman lay on the bed in a small house in the north woods. An old woman, her sight was gone, she could no longer walk, she could not hear well, her world had shrunk to this small house and a few of her children and friends. She was 97 years old. She hurt, her bones ached, she was tired and yet, her mind was clear. For a time, she lived in the Caribbean, rode fast boats, knew heroes, defeat, and victory. This woman is my mother, and she knew some of the joy of life again as I read...
  • So I was on David Codrea's "War On Guns" radio show the other day...

    07/09/2011 8:35:34 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 60 replies
    David Codrea's "War On Guns" radio program ^ | July 9, 2011 | Matthew Bracken
    Last Tuesday I was on David Codrea's "War On Guns" radio program, which airs first from NBC1260 in Arizona. This link takes you to a standard "Realplayer" mp3 audio file. I'm on for ten minutes, starting at minute 28:30. Just drag the play button across. We talk about my books and the fight to preserve freedom in America from creeping state tyranny. http://www.nbc1260.com/WARTUE.mp3 If you don't know, David Codrea has been one of the writers and bloggers who broke the Gunrunner/Gunwalker/Fast & Furious story to the national audience.
  • Bracken: Just A Working Man With His Tools

    05/14/2011 4:30:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 47 replies
    westernrifleshooters ^ | 12 May, 2011 | Matt Bracken
    Matt Bracken, author of the Enemies Foreign and Domestic trilogy and the upcoming novel Castigo Cay, sends: I was out for a routine morning run on trash day last week, and snagged this empty plastic tool box off a pile of rubbish set to be collected. At one time it carried a "saws-all" type electric tool. It's very rugged yet light, with good hinges and clasps. This particular plastic case is 24 inches long, and it can contain a 31" overall carbine, broken into upper and lower and nested. Plus a few magazines. As a novelist I have free rein...
  • Q&A With EFAD's Matthew Bracken - Castigo Cay

    02/24/2011 5:29:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | 24 February, 2011 | Western Rifle Shooters Association
    Thanks to Matt Bracken for this terrific discussion of his upcoming novel, Castigo Cay, and how today's deteriorating American scene sets the stage for it: WRSA: Your new book is called Castigo Cay. It sounds like an adventure novel. So have you quit writing contemporary political thrillers? MB: No, I haven’t quit. My new book is still highly political, but I don’t get into Democrats and Republicans, nothing at that level. The issues that are overwhelming the United States at the time of Castigo Cay go far beyond left and right. In the novel, it’s sufficient just to paint the...