Letter Re: Recommendation for the Book “One Second After”

Hello Mr. Rawles;
I’m a long time reader of your blog. I would like to recommend a new novel called, One Second After” by William R. Forstchen. It deals with an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) event which occurs in the United States. The author apparently consulted with military experts, and it has an afterword by Captain Bill Sanders, U.S.N., and the Foreword is by Newt Gingrich.

Though the book is lacking in survival details, it does realistically convey the frightening impact on American civilization. The need for obtaining food is prevalent, and it does show the benefits of having a good food storage system. There are some weaknesses, for instance, I’ve wondered how they seemed to have an endless supply of gasoline, and how the military ultimately brings back civilization, much like “Alas Babylon“. The author does a good job with characterization, and the plot moves along quickly. I would say it would be a good addition to a “survivalist” home library.

I’m looking forward to the next release of “Patriots” , it’ll go on my shelf with my other two copies [of the earlier edition]. (I always keep a loaner copy). – Harry in the Adirondack Mountains