Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:10:11 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

In July of 2015, I spent a few days finding, indexing, and reformatting all the published chapters of Mike Vanderboegh's book, Absolved. I made the chapter links, to the existing web pages from which I snarfed the text, available back then, but, knowing that Mike was working on publishing the book, I held back the reformatted book itself.

I just talked with Matt Vanderboegh, Mike's son. Family problems caused him to cease maintenance of Sipsey Street Irregulars, Mike's blog, in late September of 2016. He also shut down the corresponding Facebook page. Matt thinks that Mike's wife may eventually find the thumb drive containing the rest of the book, and may publish it, but encouraged me to make my copy available, so I have done that:


I am happy to be able to provide this tiny token of my appreciation of Mike Vanderboegh's amazing contribution to the American spirit of liberty.

Round-about 10 megabyte zipped and tar/gzipped versions of my entire directory, containing the book, all the images, and copies of the original posts are at billstclair.com/absolved.zip and billstclair.com/absolved.tar.gz.

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re: Absolved

Submitted by Ken on Wed, 01 Aug 2018 16:39:54 GMT

Thanks for this, Bill. I turned it into a PDF and am adding it to archive.org as well. If you ever get your hands on the missing chapters let us know!


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I'll certainly advertise

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 01 Aug 2018 16:52:51 GMT

I'll certainly advertise it if I ever see the missing chapters. I hope that I will see them as a book, so that we can all purchase it, and benefit Mike's wife.

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Found another chapter

Submitted by newbie on Thu, 30 Aug 2018 17:03:07 GMT

I'm new to the scene, but ran across another chapter that doesn't seem to be in the "book index", but exists on the web site:


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Good find. Looks like

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 31 Aug 2018 05:00:22 GMT

Good find. Looks like it was written after "Black and Tans", so I'll put it there in the file. I've snarfed the bits, and will add to the book file real soon now.

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