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Poor. No dust jacket. 288 p.; 18 cm. Popular giant; G156.. Rinehart edition: January 1954, three printings; Canadian edition published by Clarke, Irwin & Co., Toronto; Popular Library edition: February, 1956. Adventure; Dystopias; Fiction; Middle West; Science Fiction repairs HAVE BEEN MADE. ALL PAGES ARE HERE. a NOVEL ON America UNDER ATOMIC ATTACK
Fair. No Jacket. Size: 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall; Popular Library # PC 1005 Mass Marked Paperback Fair condition. Red cover with title repeated in reds to white to dark purple. Solid, tight binding but the first two pages are loose. Publishers green stain to text-block, clean, edge-wear to extremities, toned pages. An end-of-the world tale. A small town in Middle America finds out they are targeted with an atomic bomb. The destruction and panic by a population untrained in preparation and education to prepare. New York: Popular Library, 1961. 4.25" x 7" tall; 288 pages.
The book deals with the tale of 2 cities which are seperated by a river with one prepared for CD (civil defense), the other not. What happens before, during and after a atomic bomb attack. Remember, this was written in the late 1950's, so the words nuclear warfare wasn't being used at the time. The story tells what's happening to various people in the prepared city, so it's not just a case of being prepared, bombs dropped and dealing with it. This makes the story so much more interesting. Like the banker who falls into the hands of a loan shark due to gambing debts and pushing his strong willed daughter to marry a rich womans son and what happens afterwards. Alas Babylon was the first WW 3 book I read as a teenager and I believe this book ranks right next to it, it's that good.
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