One Second After by William R Forstchen
Book Review by Jo Ellen Eisaman
The hard-to-put-down book "One Second After" by William R Forstchen was a true page-turner.
The story has it's focus on the overwhelming odds faced by the average American when, as a result of employed electromagnetic pulse weapons, America is thrown back to a time before technology.
This event would and, according to this book does, make it relatively easy to 'take down' our very powerful nation. The ramifications of which make each and every one of it's citizens vulnerable - heroes, villians and the regular "Joe."
There is a foreword to this eye-opening novel written by Newt Gingrich, which should be read by every American and definitely by the powers that are in charge of our nation. I see "One Second After" as a very legitimate exposure of a threat to our country that is presently being shelved and fellow Americans, the dust is building up.
Having read the book twice, I am still amazed that is is not a major blockbuster film. I can see dozens of screenplays in the works, each a little different than the next.
Of course, as a life-long movie fan, I see this as being directed by James Cameron. He is the one to do it up and do it right.
As you are well aware, there are people who live with little technology elsewhere and at a time in our history but those people were raised and set up for a life lived without what we so heavily rely on.
I highly recommend this book and think you might want to look at the web site 'ready.gov' when you are finished.