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The Long Loud Silence
The Long Loud Silence
Author: Wilson Tucker
The wrong side of the river Atomic war and plague set in america
ISBN: 138182
Publication Date: 1952
Pages: 192
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Book Type: Paperback
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The Long Loud Silence: A Novel of the Near Future

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Corporal Russell Gary-operator-angle man-black marketeer, junior grade-liberator of anything loose-veteran of Salerno and Normandy-a man who knew how to live by his wits and a gun.

Celebrating ten years in khaki, Gary went on a monumental binge...

While he slept if off, the United States east of the Mississippi was laid waste by atomic bombs and plague germs. The few who survived were immune to the plague but carriers of the toxin. No one from the contaminated area crossed the Mississippi and lived more than a few seconds. The Army guarded every bridge, every inch of shore line. If you happened to be east of the river when the bombs fell, you stayed there until you died. There was no other choice, no other future.

When Corporal Gary woke up he was on the wrong side of the river, the bombed and contaminated side...

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