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The next civil war : dispatches from the American future / Stephen Marche.

Marche, Stephen, (author.).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library 303.49 MAR (Text) 33500013637137 New Checked out 08/27/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982123215
  • ISBN: 1982123214
  • Physical Description: 238 pages : maps ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Avid Reader Press, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-238).
Formatted Contents Note:
An introduction to the immediate future of the United States -- The battle of the bridge -- Portrait of an assassination -- The fall of New York -- The outbreak of widespread violence -- The end of the Republic -- Conclusion: A note on American hope.
Summary, etc.:
"On a small two-lane bridge in a rural county that loathes the federal government, the US Army uses lethal force to end a stand-off with hard-right militias, or anti-government patriots. Inside an ordinary diner, a disaffected young man with a handgun takes aim at the American president stepping in for impromptu photo-op, and a bullet splits the hyper-partisan country into violently opposed mourners and revelers. In New York City, a category 2 hurricane plunges entire neighborhoods underwater and creates millions of refugees overnight, a blow that comes on the heels of a devastating financial crash and years of catastrophic droughts, and tips America over the edge into ruin. These nightmarish scenarios are just three of the five possibilities most likely to spark devastating chaos in the United States that are brought to life here. Drawing upon sophisticated predictive models and nearly two hundred interviews with experts, military leaders, law enforcement officials, agricultural specialists, environmentalists, war historians, and political scientists, journalist Stephen Marche predicts the terrifying future collapse that so many of us do not want to see unfolding in front of our eyes. Marche has spoken with soldiers and counter-insurgency experts about what it would take to control the population of the United States, and the battle plans for the next civil war have already been drawn up. And not by novelists. By colonels"--Book jacket flap.
Author Notes

Stephen Marche is a novelist and culture writer who has written for The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Esquire, and many other outlets. His books include three novels, The Hunger of the Wolf, Raymond and Hannah, and Shining at the Bottom of the Sea, as well as The Unmade Bed and How Shakespeare Changed Everything. He lives in Toronto with his wife and children.

Subject: United States > Forecasting.
Social prediction > United States.
United States > Social conditions > 21st century.
United States > Politics and government > 2021-
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology.
HISTORY / Social History.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government.
Forecasting.
Politics and government.
Social conditions.
Social prediction.
United States.

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