Alas, Babylon

By Pat Frank; Will Patton (Performed by)
(Brilliance Audio, Compact Disc, 9781455883783)

Publication Date: September 2012

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This true modern masterpiece is built around the two fateful words that make up the title and herald the end Alas, Babylon. When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly.

But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just beginning, as men and women of all backgrounds join together to confront the darkness. Will Patton's narration paints this classic tale as an ominous picture of the terrible possibilities of the nuclear age.




About the Author
"Pat Frank" was the lifelong nickname adopted by the American writer, newspaperman, and government consultant, who was born Harry Hart Frank (1908-1964), and who is remembered today almost exclusively for his post-apocalyptic novel Alas, Babylon. Before the publication of his first novel Mr. Adam launched his second career as novelist and independent writer, Frank spent many years as a journalist and information handler for several newspapers, agencies, and government bureaus. His fiction and nonfiction books, stories, and articles made good use of his years of experience observing government and military bureaucracy and its malfunctions, and the threat of nuclear proliferation and annihilation. After the success of Alas, Babylon, Frank concentrated on writing for magazines and journals, putting his beliefs and concerns to political use, and advising various government bodies. In 1960 he served as a member of the Democratic National Committee. In 1961, the year in which he received an American Heritage Foundation Award, he was consultant to the National Aeronautics and Space Council. From 1963 through 1964 the Department of Defense made use of Frank's expertise and advice, and this consultancy turned out to be his last response to his country's call. His other books include Mr. Adam and Forbidden Area.

Will Patton's numerous film credits include" Remember the Titans", "The Punisher", "The Mothman Prophesies", "Armageddon", and "The Spitfire Grill". He starred in the TNT miniseries "Into the West" and on the CBS series "The Agency", and won Obie Awards in the theater for his performances in "Fool for Love" and "What Did He See".
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