Friday, February 12, 2010
So my readers do not think it is all guns and booze over here, today's post is on a book I recently finished. Yes, Sportsmen do read things other than the Racing Form and Grey's Sporting Journal.
The book is "One Second After." It is a detailed account of what happens to a small town in North Carolina after an Electro-Magnetic-Pulse( EMP) completely fries the entire power grid on the Eastern Seaboard. It is a well written first person account of the hardship and horrors caused by a shut down of all electrical systems: phones, computers,cars,radios,generators,refrigeration,water purification etc. EMP is the by- product of a nuclear explosion and is a very real threat to our sophisticated systems and our electricity reliant society. The book is both entertaining,disturbing and thought provoking...and be forwarned...you may feel the need to stockpile canned goods, bottled water and medicine after you finish the book.