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    DescriptionMarch 14, 2003, was the day the world changed forever. A wave of energy slammed into North America and devastated the continent. The U.S. military, poised to invade Baghdad, was left without a commander in chief. Global order spiraled into chaos. Now, three years later, a skeleton U.S. government headquartered in Seattle directs the reconstruction of an entire nation--and the battle for New York City has begun. Pirates and foreign militias are swarming the East Coast, taking everything they can. The president comes to the Declared Security Zone of New York and barely survives the visit. The enemy--whoever they are--controls Manhattan's concrete canyons and the abandoned flatlands of Long Island. The U.S. military, struggling with sketchy communications and a lack of supplies, is mired in a nightmare of urban combat. Caught up in the violence is a Polish-born sergeant who watches the carnage through the eyes of an intellectual and with the heart of a warrior. Two smugglers, the highborn Lady Julianne Balwyn and her brawny partner Rhino, search for a treasure whose key lies inside an Upper East Side Manhattan apartment. Thousands of miles away, a rogue general leads the secession of Texas and a brutal campaign against immigrants, while Miguel Pieraro, a Mexican-born rancher, fights back. And in England, a U.S. special ops agent is called into a violent shadow war against an enemy that has come after her and her family. The president is a stranger to the military mindset, but now this mild-mannered city engineer from the Pacific Northwest needs to make a soldier's choice. With New York clutched in the grip of thousands of heavily armed predators, is an all-out attack on the city the only way to save it? From the geopolitics of post-American dominance to the fallout of Israel's nuclear strike, After America provides a gripping, intelligent, and harrowing chronicle of a world in the maw of chaos--and lives lived in the dangerous dawn of a strange new future.

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    After America
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Birmingham
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 465
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 717 g
    ISBN 13: 9780345502919
    ISBN 10: 0345502914

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    DC21: 823.92
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    B&T General Subject: 720
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    B&T Approval Code: A23440000
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    LC classification: PR9619.3.B5136 A69 2010
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028050, FIC028000, FIC037000
    Illustrations note
    Del Rey Books
    Imprint name
    Del Rey Books
    Publication date
    17 August 2010
    Author Information
    John Birmingham is the author of Without Warning, Final Impact, Designated Targets, Weapons of Choice, He Died with a Felafel in His Hand, The Tasmanian Babes Fiasco, How to Be a Man, The Search for Savage Henry, and Leviathan, which won the National Award for Nonfiction at Australia’s Adelaide Festival of the Arts. He has written for The Sydney Morning Herald, Rolling Stone, Penthouse, Playboy, and numerous other magazines. He lives at the beach with his wife, daughter, son, and two cats.
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    "Birmingham's inspired speculation is ingenious and engrossing."--"Publishers Weekly"

    "Interesting geopolitics, incredible action, and pirate battles make this a perfect end-of-summer read."--io9

    "John Birmingham's ability to seamlessly merge the gritty realism of Tom Clancy with the raw speculation of Michael Crichton is like nothing else I've ever read."--James Rollins, author of "The Doomsday Key, " on "Without Warning"

    "From the Paperback edition."