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Alas, Babylon


A classic tale of the unthinkable--a nuclear holocaust in the United States--Frank's gripping story of survivors in a small Florida town includes a ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.778
Cora B

Classic Apocalypse Survival Book

by Cora B on May 9, 2013

This novel is an excellent read for many reasons, but it is an especially clear picture of the world as it was in the United States in 1959. Pat Frank is the pen name for Harry Hart, who wrote with journalistic clarity to reveal the political, military, and social world of the time, and he used the ... More


I love this book

by Lanesville on Jun 28, 2012

I finally managed to get a hardcover copy of one of my favorite books, Alas Babylon. I discovered this book when I was in high school, a long time ago. Having grown up in the era when a nuclear holocaust was a distinct possibility, reading about how a town, and the people who lived in it, might weather ... More


Loved it !

by bobnabq on Jun 3, 2010

My favorite type of fiction is post apocalyptic and this was one of the best. It's very believeable and a great read. More


Great Book!

by gtg2 on Sep 29, 2009

I had to read this novel in high school, and I liked it then. I recently re-read it, and it was even better than I remembered! It'll make you think about the types of things you would need for any kind of disaster that left you without power and water - whether the disaster is natural or man-made. ... More


Great Read

by Panzerfaust on Jun 30, 2009

Although it is a litle dated, the author develops the plot in a fast paced, "hair burning" pace. It is intresting to see the techniques used to make do when there is no infrastructure to support a small community, much like where I presently live, in time of a national disaster. As I said, it is a ... More

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