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U.S. Army Zombie Combat Skills Paperback – September 24, 2009
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From the Back Cover
Combat against the Undead is chaotic, intense, and shockingly destructive. In your first battle, you will experience the confusing and often terrifying sights, sounds, smells, and dangers of the zombie battlefield—and you must learn to survive and win despite them. You will be surrounded by destruction, death, and the Undead. Your leaders and fellow soldiers will shout urgent commands and warnings, lost in the drone of the advancing enemy. Friendly fire rounds will impact near you. The air will be filled with the smell of explosives, propellant, and decaying flesh. You will hear the screams of devoured comrades.
In all this confusion and fear, if you uphold your Warrior Ethos and follow the training provided in this book, you can win in battle against zombies and return home with honor. The book covers a breadth of topics, including:
Zombie Combat Care and Preventive Medicine
Cover, Concealment, and Camouflage
Urban Area Procedures
“Every Soldier is a Sensor”
Zombie Combat Marksmanship
Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape
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Top Customer Reviews
Terrible book desperately attempting to grasp onto the success of Max Brook's far superior Zombie Survival Guide and the recent resurgence zombie fandom as a result of said book. Avoid this like the undead plague.
The book is written on the grounds that you are a US Army solider. In the beginning you swear an oath that you will do what you have to do.
The book is divided up into many sections. Mostly related on the grounds of first aid, survival, weapon training, evasion, defense, offense, and so on.
I could see many potential of this book, but I think it somehow fails to deliver. The reason I think it fails to deliver is because the book attempts to explain real life training, but push in "zombie" stuff. For example, in the weapons section of the book, it explains about the M9, M4, M16, etc. It goes on to explain the fire rate, the capacity, and so on. Then to make it "zombie" it just paints a picture of a zombie on it. In other sections it explains about camouflage, but to add that "zombie" effect, it just says, "Be sure to stay hidden from zombies." There is one section about target practice, and it shows a score card, but to make it a "zombie," the author just painted zombies all over the card. Then in First Aid sections, it explains about how to carry people, and so on, but to add that "zombie" feeling, the diagrams just show soldiers with "Brainz" written on their helmets or they show diagrams of proper first aid, but put an obvious zombie bite to simulate injuries. I mean it's sort of like taking a Dodge, then putting a Ford sticker on it, then talking about how great Dodges are. I felt the author picked up a copy of an actual US Army manual, then to turn it into a zombie knock off, the author just added in some pictures of zombies, add some stuff about zombies between the paragraphs, then shipped it out. The zombie theme of the book felt more forced than just funny.
Even the illustrations don't make much sense. They show soldiers checking zombie bodies for life by sticking their fingers in the bodies mouth and performing CPR on OBVIOUSLY ILLUSTRATED ZOMBIES!
All in all HORRIBLE and out right INSULTING if you are looking for a zombie book.
Look elsewhere if you want a Zombie Combat Manual. If you're just looking for a good survival guide... go elsewhere for that too.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A must-have when the zombie apocalypse happens. You will feel safe and prepared with this manual.Published 9 months ago by Amber Rose
One Star only because 'No star' is not an option. Agree with all the other One star reviewers - they've covered it quite thoroughly; just wanted to weigh in and hope that no-one... Read morePublished on July 11, 2014 by Schutzenschnurr
I almost didn't believe my eyes when I saw it and very happy I got it. Zombies don't stand a chance now!Published on February 28, 2014 by Sherri Burke
I didn't personally read it, but my fiancé is a war/zombie fanatic so I bought it for him. He actually hates reading, but he read this book in 3 days. :)Published on August 6, 2013 by Kelly Branstner
This is a terrible book that's essentially recycled manuals with the word "Zombie" thrown in here and there. The best Zombie combat manual is FM 999-4. Read morePublished on July 1, 2013 by Lubia