- Hardcover: 374 pages
- Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston; 1st ed edition (April 1984)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0030707315
- ISBN-13: 978-0030707315
- Package Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (131 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #472,451 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Warday and the Journey Onward Hardcover – April, 1984
|New from||Used from|
100 (Fiction) Books to Read in a Lifetime
AbeBooks.com, an Amazon Company, recommends a unique list of must-read books. Learn More on AbeBooks.com.
Customers who bought this item also bought
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1984. First Edition (stated), and First Printing, with full number line. "0484" on front jacket flap. Octavo, illustrated jacket, red boards, white spine with metallic red imprinting, 374 pp. Fine Book in a Fine jacket. Collector copy. L-23
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top Customer Reviews
The two main characters, who are not fictional but place themselves in a fictional world, visit the different areas of the country. It contrasts the destitution and need of the areas that were close to the strikes with the areas that essential had no physical effects, no radiation at all. The story is told alternating between the main characters and the people they interview to assess the state of the union five years after War Day.
I read the book when it first came out. I bought the hard back, which four moves later is no longer in my library. I am very much a cold war child and have always been drawn to apocalyptic literature, especially post nuclear. Reading it before the collapse of the USSR and as a 24 year old, it was a great story. Reading it now in a post USSR world as a 52 year old is completely different. The difference comes down to the one “post” I haven’t mentioned: we live in a post 911 world.
I started reading the book simply because I remembered it as a good one and had an opportunity to review the audio version (This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.). As I was reading the book again in 2015 I found parallels to how we as a nation have changed. When the areas unaffected by War Day are discussed, the issue of individual rights vs public protection become very prominent. It really was fascinating to see how the authors saw their fictional world facing limiting personal rights and freedoms to protect what the government perceived as the greater good.
The audio narration is excellent. Mr. Pierce has a very nice voice. He speaks clearly and communicates the emotions the authors created. His narration is a performance. It does not sound as though he is just reading it. It sounds like he studied the book. learned its secrets and then passed them on to the listener. It really is a very good narration. I would definitely listen to another book narrated by Mr. Pierce. I would recommend War Day especially the audio book narrated by Mr. Pierce.
This book is as gripping as One Second After. This guy can tell a story! I love good storytelling. Moreover, the book is interesting, thought provoking, comprehensive and absolutely believable. I felt like I was reading a first-person account. Read this one. You won't be able to put it down.
Told by two journalists who take a trip from coast-to-coast and share their impressions as well as interviews with the important and with just plain folks along the way. Add in copies of official government correspondence and analysis and you get a compelling record of postwar America.
Let's hope this alternative history never becomes real!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Even though it is based a few decades back, it feels like a current...Read more
There's no such thing as a "winable" nuclear war..