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David E. Manuel

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Born
in Houston, Texas, The United States
Member Since
March 2012


DAVID E. MANUEL grew up in Houston, Texas and attended the University of Houston, receiving degrees in history and political science. After college, he worked for a few years in the corporate office of an offshore drilling company. In the mid-1980s he moved to the Washington DC area and took a job with the U.S. Government.

David lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and their English Shepherd, Falco, who, as far as we know, is not a secret government agent.

Average rating: 4.45 · 44 ratings · 33 reviews · 8 distinct works
Killer Protocols

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The Killer Trees

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Clean Coal Killers

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Sudden Addiction: A Short S...

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A Feast of Famine

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2015 — 2 editions
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Been watching Ken Burns' documentary on Vietnam. Still appalled by the lying and bad decisions in the face of overwhelming evidence they were bad decisions. But I can't say anything surprises me. Had an excellent view of the process being repeated many times. You can read about some of my experiences in fictionalized format.


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Geeze, not only did I write this book, I lived through events upon which it is very loosely based. That in itself I find amazing. So I give it five stars. So sue me.
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“I'm no mathematics whizz, but even I know that when the variables start piling up, it's time to ditch the equation and see if you can find a cheat sheet.”
David E. Manuel, Clean Coal Killers

“Look, buddy, I see a stranger show up acting odd, then giving me attitude, I start thinking about breaking something other than laws.”
David E. Manuel, The Killer Trees

“I couldn't help but nod agreement to this observation: The survival of the West depends on Americans reaffirming their Western identity and Westerners accepting their civilization as unique not universal and uniting to renew and preserve it against challenges from non-Western societies.  Of course, he lost me on the very next sentence.  Avoidance of a global war of civilizations depends on world leaders accepting and cooperating to maintain the multicivilizational character of global politics. "What crap."  I felt like I was speaking directly to him.  "Avoid a global war my ass.  We're in a fucking global war, you moron." I kept reading, fascinated someone so smart could understand so clearly that hate, envy, and mistrust dominate not just the lives of people but of civilizations as well, and yet avoid the obvious conclusion that survival demands getting rid of those people who hate, envy, and mistrust you.  Academics really do live in ivory towers.  If this Huntington guy had spent just a few days in my world, he'd have come to more sensible conclusions. By sunset, I'd struggled through about a third of the book.  That and finding a secluded bush where I could piss after drinking a whole thermos of coffee was all I accomplished.  The only other park visitors that day were women with baby strollers.  I watched them all anyway.  Maybe Rebecca Goldstein was smart enough to pass herself off as a mom walking her kid.  But none of them headed down the path toward the footbridge.  Finally I caught the bus back to my apartment, fixed myself a sandwich and drank a beer before hitting the”
David E. Manuel, Killer Protocols

“Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.”
Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince

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