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"Enemies Foreign And Domestic" Delivered By Now

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Travis McGee, Sep 6, 2003.

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  1. Travis McGee

    Travis McGee Member

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    By today, Saturday September 6th, an agent of the federal government (mail man) should have delivered the book to anyone who ordered it before mid August. Within a few more days, all of the August orders should have been delivered. If you ordered the book and have not received it by then, please contact me at steelcutter48@yahoo.com to straighten it out.

    Thanks for your patience, especially the folks who ordered it last spring!

    Matt Bracken


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  2. Sergeant Bob

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    OK Matt, I've been reading some of the excerpts on your website....and I'll be sending a government agent to visit you soon! Riveting stuff!
     
  3. atek3

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    I'm only 164 pages in and all I can say is Whoa. Haven't been this riveted since Unintended Consequences or Kings of the High Frontier.

    ANYONE WHO HASN'T ALREADY PURCHASED THIS BOOK, DO SO NOW. You'll find it well worth your time and money.

    atek3
     
  4. PAshooter

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    Got mine yesterday... thanks Matt.

    Unfortunately I'm in the middle of a rather hefty history of Allied operations in North Africa during WWII (An Army at Dawn) - a book I borrowed and want to return as soon as I can. Enemies Foreign and Domestic is next in the queue, but it'll be a while before I get started on it. Gives me something to look forward to.

    Congrats on getting the book finished and printed, Matt. Here's hoping it'll be the first of many more to come.
     
  5. Travis McGee

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    Sgt. Bob: I'll be looking for that federal agent! Glad you like it so far.
    Matt
     
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    I, on the other hand, will not be sending a government agent just yet. I'll wait until the Author announces the availability of an electronic version. Dead Trees versions are nice and all, but I've got transatlantic mail costs to deal with.

    Cheers and good luck,
    ErikM :evil:
     
  7. Travis McGee

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    ErikM:
    After the Amazon account is up and running, I'm going to put out an E-book version, that will be sometime in October I hope.

    Even today though, you can read the first 20 out of 52 chapters on the website for free. It's enough to get the full flavor of the novel.
     
  8. Sergeant Bob

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    Matt, I have dispatched......uh.....well, my wife, has dispatched a government agent (she is in control of Budget and Operations).

    This one looks to be a serious "E Ticket" ride (am I dating myself here?)!
     
  9. Ian Sean

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    Got it today:D WooHoo!

    I have successfully resisted the temptation to pick up where I left off (online version) and started it over.

    Ah, my reading room, good book, comfy chair, pot of coffee, pack of smokes and the faint aroma of Hoppes #9.
     
  10. Oleg Volk

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    Got mine today -- woohoo! Great read...and I can lend it to sheep without scaring anyone off.
     
  11. Ed N.

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    So how do I buy a copy off paper, with no background check? ;)
     
  12. Travis McGee

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    Ed N: you can send a picture of a dead president, or a MO. Actually, I wouldn't worry. This is not an anti-government screed. The bad guys are for the most part in one isolated part of the ATF, a unit which has gone off the tracks. It's permissable to cheer for the destruction of agents in "rogue units."

    I want this book to be a starting point for serious discussion, and to do so, it has to be an honest and serious novel, not just an excuse to "feed the hogs." Nobody needs to worry about buying this book putting them on some secret list.

    Matt Bracken
     
  13. ballistic gelatin

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    Got mine today. WooooHoooooYeeeeeHaaawwwww!!! :D:D:D
    Dude! This is the best Christmas Ever!!!

    568 pages and autographed by Matt Bracken - worth every penny. ;)

    I can't wait to finish this book and share with my friends.

    Thanks Matt! :)
     
  14. Travis McGee

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    Ballistic Gelatin
    I'd love to hear what you thought of it after you've read it!
    Matt
     
  15. Razor

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    I got my copy yesterday and made the mistake of starting to read it around 9:30pm. Six hours later, I forced myself to stop and get some sleep so I could go to work at 6am. :scrutiny: I'll probably be able to finish it off tonight (as if I'll be able to put it back down when I start back up). Very good read.

    Thanks, Matt!
     
  16. Art Eatman

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    :) Got mine. Now that I'm off the highway for a while, I'll have time to read it!

    Art
     
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    Mine's not here yet. :( Maybe tomorrow.:rolleyes:
     
  18. Travis McGee

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    Razor:
    If you've finished it by now, what did you think? Without laying out spoilers, how did you like the way the last 2 chapters went?

    Matt
     
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    Mine came in today.:p It will be read next.
     
  20. Razor

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    Matt,

    I got bored by it and decided not to finish it. :neener:
    Just kidding. Only reason I didn't finish it last night was because I had to take my lady out to dinner. Almost took the book with me, but I'm not that dumb. :D

    I did literallly just finish it and at the moment find it hard to discuss without spoilers. It was a VERY good read. Thank you very much. It will definitely get loaned out to family and friends, something I wasn't comfortable doing with Unintended Consequences. So, when does the next one come out? :D

    Nottingham. Nice touch. ;)

    Ray
     
  21. Ian Sean

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    I enjoyed it as well, good job! I agree, its to early to post a serious critique without disclosing spoilers. I also agree with Razor on the U.C. comparison.

    One of my favorite lines: "Archie and Edith are going to be across the tarmac with their machine gun".

    I chuckled out loud on that one and got strange looks from the wife.
     
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    Matt,

    I finished it yesterday. I had to force myself to start at the beginning rather than start where it left off on your website, just so it'd last a little longer. I'm glad I did ~ I really enjoyed it. The pace started out fast and just seemed to get faster. I really got to like ( and hate :cuss: :fire: ) the characters; you did a really good job of putting us in their heads.

    I'm also having trouble to commenting on the ending w/out spoilers so I'll leave it at [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Thanks for the GREAT read!! Go ahead and put my order in for Domestic Enemies!

    Devin

    OH Yeah... Ditto what Razor said about Nottingham :)

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  23. Travis McGee

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    Razor, Ian Sean and eoR:

    I'm so glad you picked up on the subtle side of the book. It's not in the end about Rambos in militias, it's "Archie and Edith" who come and do their part when asked by a trusted friend, regardless of the risk. And that's why there are so many old farts with guns in the book: "what am I saving myself for?" is a big theme.

    And Norbert Nottingham, the anti-gun film maker, I just couldn't resist a nice slam at him.

    Matt
     
  24. Bill St. Clair

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    I finished it this morning, after three late nights of reading. Couldn't put it down until my eyes wouldn't stay open any more. I, too, find it hard to comment on the ending without including spoilers. I wondered after reading the on-line chapters how you would end it. You surprised me.
     
  25. HABU

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    Matt
    I went to enemiesforeignanddomestic.com to order and was suprised that you dont take paypal? :what:


    Guess I'll have to order the old fashioned way.:barf: :D
     
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