World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (Hardcover)
 
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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (Hardcover)

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    The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled acro......more

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The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years.

Ranging from the now infamous village of New Dachang in the United Federation of China, where the epidemiological trail began with the twelve-year-old Patient Zero, to the unnamed northern forests where untold numbers sought a terrible and temporary refuge in the cold, to the United States of Southern Africa, where the Redeker Plan provided hope for humanity at an unspeakable price, to the west-of-the-Rockies redoubt where the North American tide finally started to turn, this invaluable chronicle reflects the full scope and duration of the Zombie War.

Most of all, the book captures with haunting immediacy the human dimension of this epochal event. Facing the often raw and vivid nature of these personal accounts requires a degree of courage on the part of the reader, but the effort is invaluable because, as Mr. Brooks says in his introduction, “By excluding the human factor, aren’t we risking the kind of personal detachment from history that may, heaven forbid, lead us one day to repeat it? And in the end, isn’t the human factor the only true difference between us and the enemy we now refer to as ‘the living dead’?”

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Max Brooks’s previous book, The Zombie Survival Guide, formed the core of the world’s civilian survival manuals during the Zombie War. Mr. Brooks subsequently spent years traveling to every part of the globe in order to conduct the face-to-face interviews that have been incorporated into this present publication.

Author:
Brooks, Max
Genre:
FICTION / Humorous
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
320
Language:
English
Publisher:
Crown Pub
Publish Date:
09/12/2006
Copyright Year:
2006
ISBN:
9780307346605
Height:
9.5 in
Wdth:
6.5 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
1.25 lb
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  • Great Book

    the zombie survival guide is a great book and so is this one max brooks is one author to look for with things you wouldnt exspect

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • The Book

    World War Z is a book that takes into the world where zombies come. Giving full simulation of all the events and outcomes that come from the war. This book is one of my favourite books...well, ever!

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • It really is an oral history

    First off I would like to say that this is not your run of the mill zombie story. You don't have a main hero per se as you would normally would. What you have is a book with various sections broken down into an interview format, where the author writes as if he is interviewing various people who have lived through part of conflict. Overall it is not a bad book and does provide a glimpse into what a world would be like if an epidemic did occur. Does this book give you chills? I doubt it as there is very little creepiness factor and almost no terror factor . I does however provide an overview of what a world wide zombie epidemic might be like and how it might be fought.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Amazing

    Stunningly well researched this is an immersive and intensive read.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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