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"Kendall is adept at maintaining a suspenseful narrative. As the novel progresses and the stakes rise, it becomes ever more difficult to put the novel down."
- Alex Kurtagic - Occidental Observer Magazine

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The first novel of its kind dealing with the literal extinction of the white race, and those few remaining who struggle to save themselves. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • Paperback: 290 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 20, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1477681590
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477681596
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.7 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,363,792 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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38 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Robert West on December 11, 2001
Format: Paperback
I seldom come across a novel that actually makes me think, no matter how entertaining it might otherwise be. But Mr. Kendall's "Hold Back This Day" is certainly one of the rare exceptions. As far as I know, a story about the white race teetering on the brink of extinction has never been written, at least none that I've ever heard of. Anyway, Kendall does pretty well with the concept, considering how un-PC his subject matter is. Jeff Huxton, the main character,is well-drawn and interesting, a man desparately trying to accept a world of so-called "racial harmony" when all around him he sees nothing of the kind. Almost everyone else is a hodge-podge of inter-racial breeding, a kind of tan everyman, programmed by a century of government brainwashing to deny that whites had ever done any good in the world. Jeff believes it too, up until he finds evidence that proves otherwise. From there on, he's a troubled man in a very ugly and unpleasant world, a world full of historical half-truths purposely intended to destroy any last shred of racial pride among whites.

I won't say anymore from here, other than the story is a fast read, without bogging down into all the political/ideological stuff that it easily could have. It's basically an adventure story, about one man's fight to save his son. Huxton himself makes a good, if somewhat reluctant hero. A few scenes moved me deeply, especially near the end. Not many books I've read can do that. If just for the off-beat theme, "Hold Back This Day" is definitely worth the time.
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37 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Ernest Hoffs on May 16, 2002
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I'm not the kind who likes to give reviews, but after reading this book I feel like I should. As a person who keeps up on current events, I have noticed many similarities between the book and life today, even though the story takes place a little over 100 years from now. Similarities such as: forced racial integration, political correctness, movies and news stories deliberately instilling a collective guilt on white people, undefended borders in the USA and Europe, TV and Hollywood making films to induce miscegenation between whites and non whites, magnifying hate crimes committed by whites and minimizing hate crimes committed against whites in an effort to instill even more guilt. Just as in the book, there seems to be a genocidal plan against people of European decent, and what I got out of this book most was the urgency of it and the finality of extinction. As with most books it starts off slow and wordy, but very soon you will be in the thick of it and by the end you wont be able to stop reading it. It becomes very exciting near the end and I'll stop here so not to ruin it for you. But I will say that I didn't expect to read what eventually happened, and for that I thank the author, and thanks for writing this very important and entertaining book! Buy this book you will not be disappointed!
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33 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Ellison J. Peterson on July 27, 2005
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- BOOK REVIEW -

`Hold Back This Day'
a book by
Ward Kendall

Reviewed by
Ellison J. Peterson

I am not really one for reading, let alone reviewing, futuristic fantasy novels. After I was informed of this particular novel's subject matter, white racial extinction set in the future, and after hearing such rave reviews about it, I just had to compel myself and give it a go. I would say regretfully that we are in too short a supply of novels that cover this particular topic.

I have never reviewed a work of fiction so this is also a first for me. Before I draw myself into the intricacies of reviewing this book for you I will state here at the outset that I urge you strongly to get this fantastic gem of a novel. I seriously doubt that you will be disappointed regardless of your views on futuristic sci-fi based fantasy narrative literature. I say fantasy, being the genre it is set in, and not the subject matter, which is a stark reality for us all and one that is drawing closer and closer by the day.

`Hold Back This Day' by Ward Kendall is, in short, a book about the last White people left on earth. A scenario that is becoming - more and more - a very real actuality and realisation for the indigenous populations of the Western world. It is a sci-fi novel with a ground breaking plot never attempted before, as far as I am aware by the futuristic story writing establishment. It has a monumental twist and one that steps right over the boundaries of what is deemed acceptable. For this reason it is heralded as a literal landmark of fiction from a White persons perspective who is proud of his people.
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32 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Will Wilson on April 22, 2002
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In the sci-fi publishing industry there exists a uniform understanding of how economic, ethnic and gender issues must be presented in writing. This view is monolithic and brooks no dissent. It states that the future all stories should aim for is a multicultural nirvana. In time all peoples will be equal, educated and healthy a la Star Trek. If there must be a negative role in this society it will be played by a white male (preferably Southern). Publishers are near-unanimous on this and anyone wishing to submit anything to the contrary, no matter how well crafted, need not apply.
Enter Ward Kendall. He has presented us with a long-overdue what-if scenario and directs our thoughts toward a profound problem. What if, he asks, this harmonic multicultural paradise does not come heralded by trumps of glory and songs of praise but with truncheons, tears, blood and bullets? What if the techniques used to usher in the new age are not those of Gandhi, Buddha and Christ but rather of the SS and the NKVD? Kendall has painted a world suffering under stringent uniformity and failed tyrannical policies; a world, sadly, not too far fetched nor too unbelievable.
If we want our future to be one of freedom and happiness then we best realize that there are no views, no positions, no mores so holy and venerable that they should not, from time to time, be held up to deep questioning and review. If we wish to hold back the day envisioned and illuminated by the author then we can start by slaughtering a few gluttonous sacred cows that've grown too big for the corral.
Ward Kendall provides us with more than a fast-paced, well-written action adventure (though it is that). He has delivered a provocative work--more thinker than thriller--which will linger in your thoughts long after the back cover has been closed.
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