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The Resource World War Z : an oral history of the zombie war, Max Brooks

World War Z : an oral history of the zombie war, Max Brooks

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World War Z : an oral history of the zombie war
Title
World War Z
Title remainder
an oral history of the zombie war
Statement of responsibility
Max Brooks
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Language
eng
Summary
The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years. Ranging from the now infamous village of New Dachang in the United Federation of China, where the epidemiological trail began with the twelve-year-old Patient Zero, to the unnamed northern forests where untold numbers sought a terrible and temporary refuge in the cold, to the United States of Southern Africa, where the Redeker Plan provided hope for humanity at an unspeakable price, to the west-of-the-Rockies redoubt where the North American tide finally started to turn, this invaluable chronicle reflects the full scope and duration of the Zombie War. Most of all, the book captures with haunting immediacy the human dimension of this epochal event. Facing the often raw and vivid nature of these personal accounts requires a degree of courage on the part of the reader, but the effort is invaluable because, as Mr. Brooks says in his introduction, "By excluding the human factor, aren't we risking the kind of personal detachment from history that may, heaven forbid, lead us one day to repeat it? And in the end, isn't the human factor the only true difference between us and the enemy we now refer to as 'the living dead'?"
Summary
In World War Z, life as we know it ends the way many horror fans knew it would: zombies rise up! After the post-war devastation, author Max Brooks "interviews" survivors and records their stories as well as details on what causes zombies, how they spread, what will stop them, and effective strategic warfare methods against them. -- Description by Dawn Towery
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
145609
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.R6445
LC item number
W67 2006b
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960
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an oral history of the zombie war
Label
World War Z : an oral history of the zombie war, Max Brooks
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Copyright
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Originally published: New York : Crown, c2006
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19342076
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
1st mass market ed.
Extent
420 pages
Isbn
9780307888686
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
bl2011026994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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illustrations
Label
World War Z : an oral history of the zombie war, Max Brooks
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Crown, c2006
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19342076
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
1st mass market ed.
Extent
420 pages
Isbn
9780307888686
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
bl2011026994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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