Former US Army intelligence officer and survivalist James Wesley Rawles is a well-known survival lecturer and author. Rawles is the editor of. Founders: A Novel of the Coming Collapse [James Wesley Rawles] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From the author of the New York. Founders: A Novel of the Coming Collapse [James Wesley Rawles] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From the author of the instant New.

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Oct 14, Robert rated it liked it Shelves: There is an underlying plot, but no wesldy hero you can get behind. In an interview in The New York Times, Rawles identified himself as a “guns and groceries” founfers. Would I buy it again, knowing what I know now? I like the hope for a better future threaded throughout the book. The nature of the threat may have changed but groups of various descriptions have been predicting a breakdown of society since biblical times — and very occasionally they’ve been right.

Although the environmental points do sound true to me the others made me laugh. Rawles is opposed to racism. On his book covers, in his signature, on his checks, in his blog, and as his legal name, he presents his name as “James Wesley, Rawles”, using a comma to distinguish between founder given and family names. I’ve read more engaging fortune cookies, and at least I could eat the cookie.

Check date values in: Nothing wrong worth the ideals presented, but that wasn’t what I thought I was buying. This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat Here are a few things that left me feeling ajmes In latethe rights to the novel were purchased by Ulysses Rawkes of Berkeley, California.


There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Ships from and sold by BooksForBlessings. Some of the expansions seem so naturally blende While not the strongest in the first three issue of this series of “Parallel Novels” Founders is a fun read.

A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapsethe first book in the series, was first distributed as shareware in and first published in paperback in And honestly some of wwesley “values” you espouse through your characters are as antiquated as it can get, just shy of arranged marriages and dowrys.

I enjoyed the series. Sep 08, Chris rated it liked it.

It is followed by his Counter-Caliphate Chronicles novel series. There were some fun aspects and encounter though that did make the story fun to read at time. Not adding to the story brings my to my last gripe.

On its release day, October 4,Survivors rose to eawles in Amazon’s overall book sales ranks and 1 in their action-adventure category. At times I wondered if I was reading a survival manual disguised as a novel due to the level of det I think this book was miscategorized.

I’m going to call it quits here, whether or not this is the end of this “series”. It was written under contract for E. Other than this I feel the story was well worth the time to read.

Set in the near future midst hyperinflation and a catastrophic global economic collapsePatriots tells the story of a group of survivalists that flee riots and chaos in metropolitan Chicago to a survivalist retreat that they have prepared near Bovill, Idaho. Filled in some gaps from the first two books, I think he should have stopped writing after the first book or made the first really long and included all three books into one. Of course, none of this kind of talk is that new.


He steps away from useful, practical info, in general, although there are a few useful bits, and focuses on a Christian couples guide to marital harmony following a collapse.

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He and his family live at a remote self-sufficient ranch surrounded by National Forest lands that is is cryptically identified as located “somewhere west of the Rockies. Read founeers Read founeers. I really can’t go into the details.

Inhe was quoted as saying: The novel’s female characters turned out to be on the same level of ok as the male ones none of the characters really had depth to them – I felt that they were too two dimensional.

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Patriots was the best-selling title for XLibris from late to early Im giving it one star, and in doing so am being generous. Rawles interprets the 2nd Amendment as supporting citizens’ individual rights to bear and keep arms. I found this novel tied in the first two books nicely. I really enjoyed how the author wrote this book. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. FoundersBook 1 Length: