THE SERPENT'S STING . .by Col. Donn de Grand Pre
Book I of the Barbarians Inside the Gates: The Black Book of Bolshevism series
First hardcover version published edition in 2000.
Offered by America First Books as an ebook, 444 pages.
eBook Summary: [Editor's Note: The following summary was provided on the back cover of this book when it was first published in 2000. It is just as applicable today as it was then].
Are we on the eve of a bloody revolution and martial law in the United States of America, or will it be World War III?
Col Donn de Grand Pre, while serving as an arms negotiator in the Pentagon, received a wake-up call from President Gerald Ford soon after the second attempt on his life. Ford said, "Something has gone terribly wrong in our country when a president can no longer walk among the people." This jarred Donn from his heady pursuit of striving to become the world's leading arms peddler.
Disillusioned with our government's course, both at home and abroad, Donn exited Washington, DC for his farm in Virginia where he began an intensive program of research which slowly unmasked a deadly `Bolshevik' peril to our Republic...`hidden Barbarians' already inside the gates; an enemy totally dedicated to the destruction of our sovereignty as a nation-state and the enslavement or extermination of all who might block their despotic plans for World domination.
The inside cover to the 2000 edition states:
WE ARE AT WAR
WE ARE LOSING
proclaims former Pentagon arms salesman Colonel Donn de Grand Pre.
His thesis in Barbarians Inside the Gates is the wars we engaged in for whatever reasons since the end of World War II have not only been unconstitutionally waged, but have caused a net loss in political power.
Each war was waged to divert our attention away from the true enemy within, and toward a contrived enemy outside our borders.
He quotes a leading defense analyst that these wars are "an experiment to show we can do something in concert with the United Nations in an area where we have no vital interest." It is moving the people toward acceptance of the use of American Armed Forces as surrogates under UN command.
Who is waging war?
Led by unindicted criminal statesmen with a fanatical will to power, and wedded to international financial oligarchs wi h absolutely no scruples, these modern day barbarians have seized the critical levers of power. They are now straining for the ultimate brass ring —a one world government of absolute despotism under their domain.
Can we stop them?
Colonel Donn de Grand Pre in this no punches pulled volume defines the enemy and his tactics in detail; then he explains what we must do to defeat the enemy and restore our republic under the Constitution.
What others are saying about Barbarians Inside the Gates, The Serpent's Sting:
- Grand Pre has provided us with an antidote to "the viper's venom." — Michael Collins Piper
- Patriot, Warrior, and Defender against the Barbarians at the Gate; all the Best to, to Col Donn de Grand Pre...America First! —Pat Buchanan
- This is the book for the 21st Century! You have produced a blockbuster of a book. — Gen. Albion Knight.
- Congratulations on your new book. I am reading it word for word. — Gen. Hugh Shelton, Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs
- Of the 2,000+ books I have, none can compare to Donn de Grand Pre's knowledgeable, insightful expose. They are the only books that need ever be read to understand fully what is going on in the world and why the demise of America is before us. GRAND MAN, Grand Pre. — Pamila Emmerich
- Know Your Enemy is a must for every American worthy of the name and is especially recommended to those men who hold high offices and are in position, before it is too late, to save the Republic from its traducers. If the Founding Fathers were alive today they would be the first to approve this book and to point with pride at an author with the courage and patriotism to risk everything, as they risked everything, for this our beloved country. — P.A. del Valle, Lieut. General, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)
How Serpent's Sting fits into the three volume Barbarians Inside the Gates series:
Although Book I, The Serpent's Sting, was first published a year before 9-11 in 2000, it has been amazingly prescient. It's historical analysis has been vindicated by events following 9-11. In fact, some might argue that Chapter XIV, "The Coming Coup", explained the strong likelihood of an inside job such as 9-11. According to an American Free Press advertisement, "A high ranking member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff calls his forecast `astounding and accurate!'"
Book II of the "Barbarians Inside the Gates" series is The Viper's Venom, also carried by America First Books. It is a separate book with entirely new material.
Book III, titled The Rattler's Revenge, was first published in 2003. It is not yet carried by America First Books. It is a combination of Book I plus new material. It has all the chapters of Serpent's Sting plus such added material as a Preface, four additional chapters, an Epilogue and several appendices.
Serpent's Sting is suitable for readers who want an immediate companion work for Viper's Venom, with much of the same material that later reappears in Book III, but at a reduced price.
Permissions: Very liberal permissions, to include printing allowed
eBook format: Adobe PDF
r eBook features: Text taken from original hard cover version. This ebook does not have any illustrations, except for the front cover. The illustrations in the original hard cover work generally pertained to the career of the author, and are similar to those contained in the biography section of the author archive. They did not directly illustrate any of the ideas discussed in the text.
Amazon review of the 2000 hard cover edition:
Link to Amazon review HERE.
27 of 30 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Star Rating: The Hard Edge of Reality, August 16, 2004
First Sample Review:
I`ve read all three books By Col.Donn de-Grand Pre, Barbarians Inside the Gates. I can only say to every red bloodied American out there that you must read these books. Why? It appears life as we know it for Americans is at a crossroad. WE`ve been duped on the World Trade Center attack from the beginning. We are being led by evil-powers within our gates that seek our ruin and have sent our brave American warriors to die fighting under the guise of patriotism to do their bidding. A coup d`etat has occurred within our government and 2,000 plus of our people were murdered at the World Trade Center while we pursue the wrong enemy. Our young warriors are dying daily fighting an enemy that had nothing to do with the World Trade Center. If corrective change does not occur now I fear we will lose our nation and our freedom. Speaking as veteran and a patriot, buy the books,....... prepare yourself and do it for your children. Capt.U.S.M.C.
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Star Rating: a new vision, February 8, 2005
Second Sample Review:
An amazing book,you get chills when you find out who is really in charge,donn is an amazing writer,he takes you threw it all,he refines your thinking,buy it.
1 of 5 Star Rating: Don't bother, October 29, 2007
Third Sample Review:
Soon after the events of Sept 11, 2001 the author (a former USAF pilot) helpd organize a panel of pilots to study the 9/11 attack. After 72 hours of deliberation, the panel concluded that 9/11 was almost certainly an inside job -- and the "hijacked" planes were probably under remote control. My own research had led me to consider this possibility -- so I was intrigued when I heard Col Donn had written several books. I also spoke to the author on the phone about 9/11 -- and this further whetted my appetite.
The author obviously did a lot of research on the book. I admit I did not finish it -- only dipped in here and there -- and finally gave up because there was simply no way to get through it. Donn's analysis is fatally flawed -- so much so that even when I agree with him -- and I do quite frequently -- it amounts to nothing.
For instance, I agree with the author that world Zionism has been horribly destructive. I'm sure I also agree with him about the Fed and the parasitic role of Wall Street. I could even agree with him about the evils of Bolshevism -- but I cannot because he seems to think that everyone on the left is morally depraved -- or worse. He also fails to understand that Capitalism is just as evil.
What I find most bizarr of all is that he seems to think the Zionists were somehow allied with the Bolsheviks. While it is true that Zionist Israel -- especially in the early years -- had a strong socialist movement (eg., the Histadrut), this was a unique Jewish phenomenon -- in no way comparable to what was happening in Russia.
The author has other bizarre ideas. He apparently thinks Joe McCarthy was a geat American. This is too stupefying for words. He is a fan of the fascist Generalissimo Franco, the fascist dictator of Spain -- as well as the murderous Pinochet of Chile, one of the worst and most bloody dictators the planet has ever seen.
No less bizarre is that the author despises the leader that Pinochet overthrew, Salvador Allende. The author wrongly claims that Allende was a Marxist. Not true. Yes, he was a Socialist -- but came to power through a free election. In short, the author is a hypocrit. He bemoans the loss of freedom in America -- and I agree with him on this -- but fails to understand that corruption and evil are universal. The problems of our time have no ideological label -- nor will they have an ideological solution. As Pogo Said: We have met the enemy - and he is us. It is no longer about right and left -- but rather: right and wrong. In fact, it always was.
Also bizarre -- I gathered this from my phone conversation with Col Donn -- is his naivete about the US military, which obviously helped stage the 911 attack. Yet Col Donn insists that Gen Myers is a straight arrow -- and supports the Constitution. Given the way Myers lied to the US Senate about NORAD -- I find this hard to swallow.
For the record, I am not anti military. My father was a USAF full bird Col and rose to be second in command of the OSI. My brother graduated from the USAF academy -- served a full career -- and also retired as a Col.
Perhaps my biggest problem with the author is that he was -- by his own admission -- deeply involved in the world arms trade -- to the tune of $100 billion in sales. I don't know the details and I don't care to know. The production and sale of armaments is one of our biggest global problems -- a problem that the author is clearly part of -- when he ought to be part of the solution. When 30,000 children around the world die every day of starvation -- the present levels of military spending are simply obscene.
In short, don't waste your money. The book has some good points -- but you need a heavy filter to screen out the nonsense. There are better books available. For example, check out David Ray Griffin's books about 9/11.
Please find other commentary in the Col Donn de Grand Pre author profile and articles archive at America First Books Link HERE.
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