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Sunday, February 20, 2011

What So Proudly We Hailed Book Review

Imagine what would happen if eighty percent of the United States were without power for three or four months. All banking and commercial transfers locked up; funds inaccessible. Wholesale and retail distribution shut down; no computers to manage sales. Passenger and freight lines grind to a halt; no electricity for the fuel pumps. No cell phone or landline service; systems down indefinitely. And the worst aspect of all; a total breakdown of law and order.

This is the setting of What So Proudly We Hailed. The unthinkable has happened; a limited nuclear missile strike has destroyed the power grid beyond any immediate repair. The protagonist, Jason Ribault, sensing the societal breakdown to come, flees with his family in an old cabin cruiser to wait out the worst of the chaos behind the deserted barrier islands of the South Carolina coast. There they listen to unfolding events on a short-wave radio, not the least of which concerns a hostile political influence seeking to seize control of a nation struggling to right itself once again.

Pursued by their own immediate dangers, the family is pushed farther and farther into the desolate salt marshes where they find other families in hiding. Eventually, anxious to unite with a family member in danger, they turn back into the chaos, to see the full extent of what has happened to the America they knew.

Electric with page-turning suspense, What So Proudly We Hailed is an eye-opening book every
American must read.

About the book:
What So Proudly We Hailed by James Howard
ISBN: 978-1453672433
Publisher: CreateSpace
Date of publish: July 2, 2010
Pages: 280
S.R.P.: $12.00

About the author:
James Howard is a veteran of the US Navy's nuclear weapons program. He has also spent twenty years working in heavy industry, including electrical power generation and distribution, and knows much about our nation's power grid. These experiences, combined with his study of Bible prophesy, world history, and Islam, make him uniquely qualified to write this novel.

I love Horror books, but this book was even scarier then Stephen King!!!

The scenario that James Howard portrays could happen and that's what really scares me.

What would you do if the bad guys hit the US and took out all electricity?? There were no banks, no cell phones, no computers (ahhh!!) and no resemblance of law anymore??

Jason Ribault needs to act fast, so he takes his family out of their home, and flees to the water in their boat.

As the US crumbles around them, they battle small obstacles on the sea.

While reading this book, you become more aware of how much technology we rely on, and why this makes us very vulnerable.

James Howard keeps you very interested and wanting more.

The only thing I didn't like about the book was the ending. It was left very wide open. That bothered me the most!!

~~All opinions expressed are 100% mine. I was not paid for this review. I did receive a copy of the book to read thanks to Bostick Communications~~

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