One year after [electronic resource] / William R Forstchen.
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- ISBN: 9781466851894 (electronic bk)
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One Year After is the New York Times bestselling follow-up to William R. Forstchen's smash hit One Second After, the novel cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read The story begins one year after One Second After ends, two years since nuclear weapons were detonated above the United States and brought America to its knees. After months of suffering starvation, war, and countless deaths, the survivors of Black Mountain, North Carolina, are beginning to recover technology and supplies they had once taken for granted, like electricity, radio communications, and medications. When a "federal administrator" arrives in a nearby city, they dare to hope that a new national government is finally emerging. That hope quickly diminishes when town administrator John Matherson learns that most of the young men and women in the community are to be drafted into the "Army of National Recovery" and sent to trouble spots hundreds of miles away. He and the people of Black Mountain protest vehemently. But "the New Regime" is already tyrannizing one nearby community. Will Matherson's friends and neighbors be next?
Electronic reproduction. New York : Forge Books, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1100 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2015 August #1
In One Second After (2009), the U.S. was plunged into anarchy after an electromagnetic pulse rendered nearly all technology useless. Now, in the sequel, history professor and former army colonel John Matherson is the de facto mayor of Black Mountain, North Carolina. Across the county, various technologies are being brought back into use, communities and local governments are forming, and the president has decided it's time to bring the nation back together. To that end, a new military force is created, a so-called Army of National Recovery, and widespread conscription is enacted. Matherson is immediately outraged (and not just because his daughter is one of the conscripted), and then suspicious: Just what does the president have in mind for this new army and for the people of the country? This is a fine postapocalyptic thriller, with richly drawn characters and the kind of story that we can easily imagine happening. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
WILLIAM R. FORSTCHEN is the New York Times bestselling author of One Second After, among numerous other books in diverse subjects ranging from history to science fiction. He also collaborates on New York Times bestselling novels with New Gingrich. Forstchen holds a Ph.D. in history from Purdue University, with specializations in military history and the history of technology. He is currently a faculty fellow and professor of history at Montreat College, near Asheville, North Carolina.
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