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Death of Civilization; The Apocalypse Begins
     

Death of Civilization; The Apocalypse Begins

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by Nathan Hale
 

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The world's financial system is collapsing, and America is undergoing a coup.
The prepared citizens hide in their retreats, watching as everything slides out of control and the cities burn.
Then our civilization dies in less than an hour as the space based weapon systems fire, raining destruction onto the planet below.
Now, the prepared

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Revised
The world's financial system is collapsing, and America is undergoing a coup.
The prepared citizens hide in their retreats, watching as everything slides out of control and the cities burn.
Then our civilization dies in less than an hour as the space based weapon systems fire, raining destruction onto the planet below.
Now, the prepared citizens must fight to retain their supplies or die!

Product Details

BN ID:
2940032951636
Publisher:
Nathan Hale
Publication date:
12/20/2011
Series:
Death of Civilization , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
194,047
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

I am a serious student of history, political, economic, military history, read copiously, often 2-3 books a week, and I have found this knowledge to be both a blessing and a curse. The blessing: I understand what I have read, and I prefer original sources. The curse: mankind is really doomed to repeat the same errors endlessly.Do I take myself seriously? Not really, even though the characters I use in my books all have some basis in reality, I have found that the passions of youth really do mellow out as one gets older.I do take great pride in using weapons and systems that either actually exist, or are theoretically possible. Also the combat situations I describe are as accurate as I can make them.In my book Destruction of Civilization; The Apocalypse Begins the scariest part of writing it was seeing that the preconditions necessary for the story to actually happen were happening.I have now completed the next volume in the Death of Civilization series, Death of Civilization; Reclamation.The Death of Civilization continues with the novel I am currently hard at work on; Death of Civilization; Disaster!Extinction Earth! was a very enjoyable book to write and I have started the next volume in this series also.As a person, I am a grandfather of 3, a father of 2 boys and a girl, have been married to the same wonderful woman for 45 years, and have made, and lost, two fortunes, but have made my third, so I stopped while I was ahead.If you have questions, suggestions, or whatever, my author e-mail is; nathanhalethewriter@aol.com.I do try to check my mail daily but sometimes I forget because I'm having too much fun killing off a character or two.

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Death of Civilization; The Apocalypse Begins 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone following the political and economic events over the past decades will find themselves immersed in a scenario that is all too real and has the potential to become fact if people don't wake up and realize this could come true. As stated in the book, what happens is the result of 'doing stupid'. The only downside were some typos and the over use of the exclamation point at the end of a lot of sentences. If you can get by these, you will find yourself immersed in the story.
The_occasional_blonde More than 1 year ago
First, about the reviewer: fiscally conservative, socially liberal but oppose the nanny state, engineer. Probably more of a libertarian. I've read books of the genre off and on for many years. Recent ones include 1 second after and Rohan Nation and War 2020. Before that and during the cold war On the Beach, Level 7, and others. Once you get past some of the opening rhetoric at the beginning it is a good read. It is a bit optimistic meaning it is not as dismal as 1 second after. While not a conspiracy theory buff I wondered about the relationship between the CAL (Citizens Army for Liberation) and TSA. One can also draw parallels to the Euro crises and in particular the Cyprus solutions implemented by the financial elites versus the liberal elites to some of the financial story telling in "Darth of Civilization" On the other hand one can also draw parallels to the behavior of the "conservative elites" from 2000-2008 to the under mining of personal freedoms. I will have to go back and re-read Atlas Shrugged since that is the first survivalist / withdrawal from a collapsing economic system to see if the core theme is carried forward. When you put this theme in the context of Excavating LA, Mike Davis, who is a self-profess Marxist scholar, the behavior of people during Katrina, Hurriacane Sandy, and the great Northeast Corridor power outage there is strong case made for being prepared. Read the book in this context and you find a lot of good advice. I probably should also go back and re-read Lord of the Flies. The bottom line to my way of thinking that this genre is probably closer to the truth in the long run than Orwell's 1984 or Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. I do recommend reading the book since it is a good thought provoker.
historyguy48 More than 1 year ago
I read the revised edition and it did not have the punctuation problems reported by one of the reviewers. I've read almost everything available in the SHTF genre and this is perhaps the best, most logical storyline I've ever read. It is amazing just how accurate the Preface appears to be when it is set against what appears to be currently happening around the world today. While the story is great I was surprised when I researched the amount of damage the principle weapon system was supposed to create. Since the kinetic energy weapons are supposedly the equal of a 40 megaton hydrogen bomb what the author reported is, if anything, understated. This makes for a very scary book because so many people are completely unready for any type of disaster, either natural or man made. Tying the war into the monetary systems collapse is also ingenious. The best possible recommendation I can give this book is that it is a good read and hard to put down. If it doesn't make you think about just how ready you are then nothing will.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book as mentioned before MIGHT have been a readable book had the author's period button worked! However, according to his writing style everything ends with an exclamation point! I doubt this was a problem with the conversion to a nook style book! The storyline is actually gripping, the storyteller is not! The punctuation was done intentionally.