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Ron went to the coffee pot and poured a fresh cup. As he stood there pondering the state of America today, it dawned on him that he knew the answer. He loudly proclaimed "I am not a damn lamb, nor will I act like one!" With that said he threw his coffee cup into the wall. Mary Jane, Ron's "girl Friday," came running in to see if there was a problem, as he was storming out....more
Hardcover, 333 pages
Published February 23rd 2012 by Outskirts Press
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Karen *ReaderGirl*
The Churning Cauldron by Ron Dahle starts at the “end” and ends at the “beginning”. If this sounds unusual, it is…and so is this book. Part autobiographical, part fiction (I HOPE!), all riveting, this is the type of book that can only be written by someone who has the kind of first hand knowledge such as Mr. Dahle does, combined with an active imagination, and a passion in his beliefs. His passion for this country is evident in the pages, and even though some people may be shocked at the lengths...more
April
This was an interesting book, unlike any I’ve read before. I like political and action thrillers and like any sort of biography and/or autobiography book, especially when the subject has been part of something interesting. This book appears to use the author’s experience as a former Special Forces member and weaved it into a story about a man who takes the law into his own hands to accomplish his goals. I thought the writing was very easy to follow, and the story kept my attention all the way th...more
Samantha
What a fascinating novel! It is most unusual in how it is told almost in small vignettes, first with Ron’s perception of the condition of the world, then with flashbacks to childhood and his time in Vietnam, and then when he is putting his plans into action. This helped to paint a portrait of a man and patriot struggling to come to terms with who he is and what his duty to this country really means. It is brutal, graphic, and not for the easily offended PC crowd. But the rest of you might like i...more
Jolie
This was a pretty good book. It is about one man, a Vietnam Vet, who is sick and tired of what America has become. So, with the help of his old squad, he decides to take matters into his own hands.

Just a warning to people, this book is very, very graphic. But it only adds to the plot and underlies why Ron (the main character) is doing what he's doing.

Will I read it again: Probably

Will I reccomend it to family and friends: Yes, but only if they like these types of books.
Noell Egeland
Great job, Uncle Ron!
George
WOW! Won this book on the GOODREADS GIVEAWAY! Thank you Ronald Dahle and GOODREADS for having this book availalbe! Will leave a review upon completion of reading the book. Thanks again! George

Thanks again for having this book on the GOODREAD GIVEAWAY! Once I opened the book, I had a difficult time putting it down. A lot of action and suspense and I kept wanting to get to the next page to see what's next. This book pretty much describes what the good old USA is experiencing in the corruption and...more
Mark
“The Churning Cauldron” is graphic and pulls no punches. But that is what a good war book should do. I really got the sense of experiencing the world through Ron/The Deacon’s eyes, which I admit was at times quite terrifying and uncomfortable. It is obvious that his time in Vietnam haunted him and shaped him into the character he is today. As far as the writing, there were some times that I felt the scenes dragged on a bit too long, and some of the military speak and codes may be lost on the civ...more
Jesse
I really liked this book. I read it in one night straight, but then had to take some time to process my thoughts and how I would write up this review. A few minor things, some word repetition, typos…easily fixable. Nothing too major. What I liked was how in this novel the “hero” was actually the “anti-hero” working outside the law and drawing on his military background to put together some daring, dangerous capers. There is a lot of time spent on character development, and even though the charac...more
Ronald Dahle
Jul 16, 2012 Ronald Dahle rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Loved it, of course i wrote it. has 14 5 star reviews on amazon

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What do you expect me to say, I wrote it. I loved it of course. I do concede that one more trip to the editor/proofreader would have been in order.
Elaine
Jun 04, 2012 Elaine marked it as started-reading-but-didn-t-finish
I read 15% of this; there's lots of swearing. Ron, the main character is a vigilante but even before that he is very aggressive, not caring who he kills or attacks.
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Rebellious, freethinking and with abundant contempt for authority Ron Dahle was the ideal Special Forces soldier.

Ron epitomized “never a better friend or a worse enemy.”

Ron retired from the US Army after 24 years of service as a Command Sergeant Major.

Most of his Army career was spent in Special Forces where he rose to the highest levels of responsibility and fame.

Unconventional, mercurial and...more
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