It’s six against six million in a brilliantly waged near-future war for nothing less than liberty and justice for all. The totalitarian East has triumphed in a massive invasion, and the United States has fallen to a dictatorial superpower bent on total domination. That power is consolidating its grip through concentration camps, police state tactics, and a total monopoly upon the very thoughts of the conquered populace. A tiny enclave of scientists and soldiers survives, unbeknownst to America’s new rulers. It’s six against six million—but those six happen to include a scientific genius, a master of subterfuge and disguise who learned his trade as a lawyer-turned-hobo, and a tough-minded commander who knows how to get the best out of his ragtag assortment of American discontents, wily operators, and geniuses. It’s going to take technological savvy and a propaganda campaign that would leave Madison Avenue aghast, but the US will rise again. The counterinsurgency for freedom is on, and defeat is not an option.
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A Little Dated
It's pretty racist and chauvanistic by today's standards. If you can get past that, remember it was written in the 1940s after all, it's an entertaining little futuristic war story, albeit dated. Kind of neat to see how the mid-1940s mind, at the dawn of the Cold War, thought technology and politics would go. The reader .... well, he gets a little theatric at times, but I've listened to worse. Good for a lonely car trip.