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    One Second After

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    Untitled Document

    Author: William Forstchen
    Paperback:
    320 pages
    Publisher: Forge Books; 1st edition (March 17, 2009)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13: 978-0765317582
    Product Dimensions:
    9.6 x 6.4 x 1.2 inches

     

    Editorial Reviews

    From Publishers Weekly

    In this entertaining apocalyptic thriller from Forstchen (We Look Like Men of War), a high-altitude nuclear bomb of uncertain origin explodes, unleashing a deadly electromagnetic pulse that instantly disables almost every electrical device in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world. Airplanes, most cars, cellphones, refrigerators´┐Żall are fried as the country plunges into literal and metaphoric darkness. History professor John Matherson, who lives with his two daughters in a small North Carolina town, soon figures out what has happened. Aided by local officials, Matherson begins to deal with such long-term effects of the disaster as starvation, disease and roving gangs of barbarians. While the material sometimes threatens to veer into jingoism, and heartstrings are tugged a little too vigorously, fans of such classics as Alas, Babylon and On the Beachwill have a good time as Forstchen tackles the obvious and some not-so-obvious questions the apocalypse tends to raise. Newt Gingrich provides a foreword. (Mar.)
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    From Booklist

    In a Norman Rockwell town in North Carolina, where residents rarely lock homes, retired army colonel John Matherson teaches college, raises two daughters, and grieves the loss of his wife to cancer. When phones die and cars inexplicably stall, Grandma’s pre-computerized Edsel takes readers to a stunning scene on the car-littered interstate, on which 500 stranded strangers, some with guns, awaken John’s New Jersey street-smart instincts to get the family home and load the shotgun. Next morning, some townspeople realize that an electromagnetic pulse weapon has destroyed America’s power grid, and they proceed to set survival priorities. John’s list includes insulin for his type-one diabetic 12-year-old, candy bars, and sacks of ice. Deaths start with heart attacks and eventually escalate alarmingly. Food becomes scarce, and societal breakdown proceeds with inevitable violence; towns burn, and ex-servicemen recall “Korea in ’51” as military action by unlikely people becomes the norm in Forstchen’s sad, riveting cautionary tale, the premise of which Newt Gingrich’s foreword says is completely possible. --Whitney Scott

     

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    Annieobx
    Location: Kitty Hawk, NC
    Date: April 21, 2015
    I enjoyed reading this book but noticed there was a lot of profanity and a few things I wished were not there. I actually went through and blacked them out because I wanted my grown children to read it and could not feel good about passing it on as it was. There were SO many thought provoking ideas and scenarios that could be valuable and could help us anticipate things we could do to prepared. It is important to pray for individual direction and not let a book like this panic us. I would recommend it with caution, maybe PG-13. A previous stake president recommended it to me but he also had gone through with a blackout pen...so he could feel good about passing it on
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