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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Book Review – One Second After by William R. Forstchen

This is book is one of our favorites as it takes the reader through the trials and tribulations of an very unprepared family living in the mountains of North Carolina preceding an attack of nuclear missiles detonated in the atmosphere over the East Coast causing incredible damage to the infrastructure through Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) . With all electrical components are fried,….no frigerators, no cars, no computers, no airplanes, no cell phones,…in short a trip back to the dark ages with the resultant starvation, rampant disease and security-protection issues. Not only is this a viable scenario for preparedness, the book also takes the reader through EMP 101.

Even the survival minimalist will recognize the haplessness of the book’s key figures, a retired Army Officer and his teen age daughters. Many lessons can be learned from the subjects lack of basic preparation as this book does not paint a rosy picture of a community banding together like one of our other favorite EMP books, Lights Out, an e-book available on the web.

This book is recommended reading, available from Amazon through the link at the bottom of our page, or through your favorite brick and mortar book store.

Publisher: Forge Books, 1 Edition March 17, 2009; ISBN-10: 0765317583; ISBN-13: 978-0765317582