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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War 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 yearsRanging 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 WarMost 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 Note Some of the numerical and factual material contained in this edition was previously published under the auspices of the United Nations Postwar Commission

10 thoughts on “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

  1. Ellen Ellen says:

    This book was initially recommended to me by several people in the office and since I love zombies and apocalyptic themes, well, I was pretty excited Unfortunately, it did not live up to my expectations and I struggled to finish it I m going to write this review under the assumption that the reader has some inkling about the story and how it s constructed There

  2. Jason Pettus Jason Pettus says:

    My full review of this book is longer than Goodreads word count limitations find the entire essay at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter.com Anytime I hear of some funny, gimmicky book suddenly becoming popular among the hipster set, I always squint my eyes and brace myself for the worst because usually when it comes to such books, the w

  3. Penny Penny says:

    I know what you re thinking Five stars for this book Why If you ve been following my reviews then you know I tend to stress over how many stars to give a book, and I m not one to hand out five star ratings willy nilly I m usually quite cautious when it comes to handing out that all important fifth star I m stingy That being said, every once in a while a book, that

  4. Miranda Reads Miranda Reads says:

    Humanity survived Zombie apacolypse Like after any great tragedy, the government wants a record Max Brooks is their oral historian Only, when he hands his documents, the bureaucracy whittles it down to the bare facts Humans, over every nation,dragged their bone weary bodies through this war They are now faced with the numbing task of rebuilding society They deserve

  5. Jeffrey Keeten Jeffrey Keeten says:

    The book of war, the one we ve been writing since one ape slapped another was completely useless in this situation We had to write a new one from scratch With most apocalyptic situations, I think the hardest part to deal with is that there are no wrong decisions or right decisions There are simply too many variables to consider if your ultimate goal is to survive Th

  6. Kat Kennedy Kat Kennedy says:

    At this current moment in time my husband and I do not actually have a working will We are the legal definition of intestate We have not yet made any preparations for our death and we only have life insurance house insurance because his mother organized the whole damn thing come to mention it she is also the reason we have electricity, water and a phone line the inte

  7. Rebecca DeLaTorre Rebecca DeLaTorre says:

    I just can t get on this bandwagon The pseudo government reports the book is written in handicap it in many ways First, there are no protagonists to grow with, no story arc, no climax, etc You know what s going to happen from day one there was a world crisis involving zombies and at least some people live to tell the tale The sure knowledge of the outcome deflates any

  8. MischaS_ MischaS_ says:

    So, I ve seen the movie several times when it was on TV, and I have to say that I even watched a scene or two a couple of dozen times on Youtube Yes, the action and visuals are fantastic Okay, except the one where the guy tears his own tooth, yuck But after reading the comments where people were angry at the movie, saying that it does not hold a candle to the book, I k

  9. karen karen says:

    this book is about zombies the same way the bible is about god they are mostly background actors who are the reason other characters do what they do and occasionally they will rarrrr in and kill a bunch of people because they cant help it, but mostly they are an invisible presence, always to be feared but never given a voice this whole book takes place after the zombies

  10. seak seak says:

    Update See end of review for movie review.I ve broken my cardinal rule for reading books just before the movie comes out This rule I ve alluded to is the following I don t read the book directly before the movie at least 1 year before or it must be read after or just wait on the movies The reason for this is that I want to enjoy the story through both mediums and if you

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