Lone Patriot by Jane Kramer
The Short Career of an American Militiaman

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In the mid 1990s self-styled Patriot John Pitner gathered around him a ragtag band of discontents, all eager to avenge themselves against America’s enemies, both foreign and domestic. Fervently believing that a New World Order threatened their liberty and way of life, Pitner and his recruits prepared for confrontation until an FBI sting led to their arrests on conspiracy charges in 1997.

In Lone Patriot, acclaimed New Yorker correspondent Jane Kramer delivers an intimate look into the life and mind of a militia leader and his followers, exploring the volatile mix of personalities and politics that shapes their extreme worldview. Through a series of exclusive interviews with them both before and after, Kramer paints an incredible portrait of a rural America that is rarely glimpsed but strikingly relevant.

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About Jane Kramer

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Jane Kramer has written The New Yorker’s “Letter from Europe” for more than twenty years. She is the author of eight previous books, among them The Last Cowboy, Europeans, and The Politics of Memory, and has been the recipient of many awards, including a National Book Award. With Europeans, she became the first woman, and the first American, to win the Prix Européen de l’Essai “Charles Veillon,” Europe’s most prestigious award for nonfiction. She divides her time between Europe and New York.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published December 18, 2007 by Vintage. 272 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Kramer's opening sentence brilliantly conveys a certain lack of seriousness afflicting Pitner and his gang: "The enemy took John Pitner, by subterfuge and surprise, on a hot midsummer Saturday when no one could really have been expected to stand and fight, and the result was that John lost his li...

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