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The United States is more vulnerable than ever to an EMP attack that could shut down the country overnight, resulting in tens of millions of deaths and a 19th-century lifestyle for Americans for the foreseeable future, says a new book, A Nation Forsaken, written by a long-time national security expert.

Even worse, the threat doesn't just come from terrorists, but from unpreventable solar activity - and a new peak period is on the way, threatening the economic and national security of the entire country, writes F. Michael Maloof.Although presidential candidates such as Newt Gingrich and congressmen such as Roscoe Bartlett have warned for years about the danger posed by an EMP, the government is ignoring simple, inexpensive steps that could safeguard critical infrastructure from an attack. Incredibly, even while the idea of an EMP has entered the public consciousness through pop culture events like NBC's new show Revolution, the federal government is ignoring its own reports and not taking it seriously.

The reality of a potentially devastating electromagnetic pulse event is brought home by Maloof in A Nation Forsaken. He reveals the nature of the EMP threat, describing how a nuclear detonation in low orbit creates an electromagnetic pulse that can disable all electronics throughout the entire country. The result would be a complete breakdown of the delivery and distribution of food, medicine and other essential supplies. The author also describes the plausibility of such an attack, noting that several nations already have the means and motivation to use such weapons. Even more terrifying, Maloof describes how a natural EMP caused by solar flares is becoming ever more likely - with increased likelihood in the first quarter of 2013.

Maloof exposes the self-interested actions of the energy industry in preventing simple reforms that could potentially save millions of lives. Most importantly, Maloof provides a practical guide for how individuals and families can prepare for the day when the lights go out for good.

©2013 F. Michael Maloof (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Excellent information and well written book.

This book is well written and the narrator does a wonderful job of expressing the ideas it contains. The information is both shocking and enlightening When it finished I actually wanted more information this stuff will make you understand the threat to you, your family and your way of life. And if you're not a Prepper you will be!!!!!!!!

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Not just about large scale emp

Maloof spends time on all levels of EMP. Not just TEOTWAWKI but also low-level radio weapons. Interesting and scary. Scary because this major threat is largely ignored by our government.

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Excellent and Truly Informative

Very informative book on being prepared, the disaster of an EMP. Quality lists of needs.

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well written and fact filled

Would you listen to A Nation Forsaken again? Why?

yes to remember some things

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Good information about our ancient grid and the fact nothings going to be done about it until it fails.

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eye opening...

Where does A Nation Forsaken rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

At the top, this is the first audiobook I have listened to.

Who was your favorite character and why?

No characters...

What about Mike Ortego’s performance did you like?

He was easy to listen to and he held my attention, no over dramatics, nor dull and monotonous.

If you could give A Nation Forsaken a new subtitle, what would it be?

Oblivious America!

Any additional comments?

For a first time user of audio books, I like this format. Fits into my day with ease, can use it when I decide to.