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Take Back Your Government -- Coming Back? 
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Post Take Back Your Government -- Coming Back?
This work is fairly scarce (and I wish Bill Patterson had addressed it in his article about Heinlein first editions), and it may be coming back as an e-book.

From Jerry Pournelle's Chaos Manor website:

America used to be run by about 50,000 self-selected precinct and party workers, few of them ideologues. I explained some of that in my introduction to Heinlein's Take Back Your Government (I understand that Baen is negotiating with Spectrum Agency to get it out again as an eBook [Spectrum is agent for both me and the Heinlein Estate.].)

Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:14 am
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Maybe JP will take some time to finish the annotation. :roll:

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Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:34 am
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Post Re: Take Back Your Government -- Coming Back?
My reply got dropped? I asked whether you are asserting that the original book is scare (which it is - but it wasn't called Take Back Your Government IIRC) or the Pournelle re-release (of which I have a paperback copy).

Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:36 am
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Post Re: Take Back Your Government -- Coming Back?
I posted a reply which seems to have gotten lost (the signal strength here fades in and out).

There has been only one edition of the book, a 1992 Baen paperback, which was originally titled How to be a Politician, but was published as Take Back Your Government! Ten years ago auction prices on this book were over $100 -- I've seen them go for $15-$20 in the last year.

However, it will be published under its original title, reset from Heinlein's original manuscript, as one of the first in the Virginia Edition. If Dr. Pournelle had been able to give it a thorough edit in 1992, his additions might have been more useful than I found them.

Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:47 am
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