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The HAB Theory

The HAB Theory

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This large contemporary novel tells the story of an ordinary electrical engineer who, at age 94 and dabbling in the earth sciences as an avocation, discovers an amazing and shocking truth -- that time after time since the beginnings of the earth, life on earth has been periodically been virtually destroyed and has had to start over again. Such a disaster (which occurs

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This large contemporary novel tells the story of an ordinary electrical engineer who, at age 94 and dabbling in the earth sciences as an avocation, discovers an amazing and shocking truth -- that time after time since the beginnings of the earth, life on earth has been periodically been virtually destroyed and has had to start over again. Such a disaster (which occurs at intervals of 15,000 to 50,000 years apart, is currently threatening the earth. The electrical engineer, Herbert Allen Boardman (HAB) tries to alert the people but he is ignored and, in desperation and to get the ear of the world, he sets out seemingly to assassinate the President of the United States -- an assassination attempt deliberately meant to fail, but which puts into motion a remarkable series of events that virtually rock the world. A young writer, John Grant, becomes convinced of the validity of the HAB Theory and, though himself involved in a steamy affair and a marriage that is falling apart, becomes the hingepin upon which the story revolves as the action moves from Chicago to Washington, London, Paris and Nairobi, from the Oval Office of the President to a great international symposium, from the lush dwellings -- and bedrooms -- of the rich and famous to the humble grass shacks of African tribesmen.

Editorial Reviews

Jay Adler
I first read The HAB Theory in 1977 at the age of 12. After about nine years of searching in vain, I finally found an out-of-print copy for sale on the Internet late in 2000 (this was prior to the novel's reprinting). My mission was to decide whether my favorite book could captivate me as an adult in the same way it did as a child. I was definitely not disappointed!
Woody Taylor
The HAB Theory is a classic I first read it in the mid-70's. It is probably my favorite book. Great sci-fi drama that could be true!
Scott Rainey
I first read a borrowed copy of The HAB Theory in 1978. Since then I have lost count of the number of people who have placed it on their top 10 book lists. Very thought provoking book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013214910
Publisher:
Stuart, Jesse Foundation, The
Publication date:
11/01/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
229,073
File size:
993 KB

Meet the Author

Allan W. Eckert was an historian, naturalist, novelist, poet, screenwriter, and playwright. The author of forty published books—plus one, The Infinite Dream, available the fall of 2011 by Jesse Stuart Foundation—he was nominated on seven separate occasions for the Pulitzer Prize in literature and, in 1985, was the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. In 1998 he received his second honorary doctorate, also in Humane Letters, this time from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. In addition to his books, he wrote and had published over 150 articles, essays, and short stories, as well as considerable poetry, a major outdoor drama, and screenplays for several movies.

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