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First Citizen

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  2 reviews
The decision to default on the country's massive national debt, followed by a rogue nuclear attack on Washington, DC, and abetted by the forces of factionalism, splits the United States into a clutch of warring regions led by strong men with private armies. Granville James Corbin--"Granny" to his friends and enemies--uses the U.S. breakup to build a personal fortune in the ...more
Published December 1st 1987 by Baen
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For a while, I just thought this was fun and interesting, but not at all realistic, but then I started realizing that it was actually a recreation of the life of Julius Caesar in modern times and suddenly, the stretches that were made to make the story fit in a modern world made a lot more sense. Because of what he was trying to accomplish, I can overlook the plot stretching as it WAS a very interesting and fun-to-read book.
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I enjoyed it. Probably won't read it again, though.

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