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    After America (The Disappearance) (Paperback) By (author) John Birmingham

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    DescriptionThe world changed forever when a massive wave of energy slammed into North America and wiped out 99 percent of the population. As the United States lay in ruins, chaos erupted across the globe. Now, while a skeleton American government tries to reconstruct the nation, swarms of pirates and foreign militias plunder the lawless wasteland where even the president is fair prey. In New York City, armies of heavily armed predators hold sway--and hold off a struggling U.S. military. In Texas, a rogue general bent on secession leads a brutal campaign against immigrants. And in England, a U.S. special ops agent enters a shadow war against a deadly enemy who has made the fight personal. While the president ponders a blitz attack on America's once greatest city, the forces of order and anarchy wage all-out war for postapocalyptic dominance--and a handful of survivors must decide how far to go to salvage whatever uncertain future awaits . . . after America.

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    After America
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Birmingham
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 502
    Width: 104 mm
    Height: 173 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9780345502926
    ISBN 10: 0345502922

    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    DC21: 823.92
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 80
    Ingram Subject Code: FS
    Libri: I-FS
    DC22: 823/.912
    BIC subject category V2: FHP
    B&T General Subject: 720
    BISAC V2.8: FIC040000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PR9619.3.B5136 A69 2011
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028050, FIC028000, FIC037000
    Thema V1.0: JP, FB, FL, FJM, FDK
    BIC E4L: SCF
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    26 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    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.
    Review quote
    "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"