Liam H. Dooley is proud to announce his lately writing accomplishment! I have just completed and released a new book:
Seizing Washington: Overthrowing the US President
I have taken a break from creative writing to delve into the area of political science and current events. (Spoiler: this book is not for/against this or any US President). The summary/intro is here:
America has never experienced a coup d’état, but that does not mean it never will. These days, Off with his head! may resonate more strongly amongst some Americans than, in Abraham Lincoln’s words, The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
How could opponents of the President of the United States of America overthrow him or her by the use of force? What kind of combat forces would the coupists need, and what kind of opposition would they face? What would be the coup’s primary targets? Who would they need to recruit in order to create a viable, and relatively legitimate coup force and subsequent regime? And lastly, when would a coup be legitimate?
This non-partisan book attempts to address the above questions while taking into account key aspects of the US military, Washington Capital region geography, the organization of the US government, and American political society.
Seizing Washington: Overthrowing the US President is an important read for anyone looking to rapidly change the President through extra-Constitutional means – or anyone who would like prevent others from doing so.
I was inspired to write this book when I read Edward Luttwak’s Coup d’etat: A Practical Handbook. This book was a bit long-winded, and basically had nothing that was specific to the United States; but it was still interesting. But Luttwak led me to ask: how could a Coup d’Etatbe conducted in the USA?