The Bomb Shelter

The Bomb Shelter : Some Stories Are Too Incredible to Be Fiction.

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In 1962, Louis is just like any eight-year-old boy-curious and prattling off an endless string of questions. And then the seizures begin. Meanwhile, the Cold War seems to be breeding erratic behavior. Louis's family lives just twenty miles from a US Air Force base that is part of the US deterrent strategy of Mutually Assured Destruction. When a wealthy civilian neighbor begins building a bomb shelter to protect his family against a Soviet nuclear attack, Louis can't stop thinking about it. One doctor even goes so far as to declare the boy's seizures as psychological in origin, but eventually it's determined that Louis has epilepsy-and his condition is permanent. Rather than simply write off the young boy's future, however, one female doctor pushes the family to run another test. It's extremely painful, but it could change everything. "The Bomb Shelter" pulls back the curtain on one of the strangest times in recent history, while also recounting the remarkable true story of a boy in need of a miracle. Whether you're a Cold War buff or a fan of inspirational memoirs, this must-read autobiography reminds you of the subtle power of hope and gratitude.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 290g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507684088
  • 9781507684085

About Avam Hale

Avam Hale is a sixty-year-old corporate executive who has lived and worked in China on behalf of a US multinational company for the past eight years. He holds a BA in economics from Middlebury College and was chosen as Global Leader for Tomorrow in the inaugural World Economic Forum class of 1993, alongside the likes of Bill Gates, Michael Dell, and Yo-Yo Ma. Author of the thoughtful thriller "The Message?," Hale is the divorced father of two daughters, and his pen name is an anagram of their names.show more

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