Book Discussion on One Second After

William Forstchen talked about his novel One Second After (Forge Books; March 17, 2009). In his novel he depicts what America would be like… read more

William Forstchen talked about his novel One Second After (Forge Books; March 17, 2009). In his novel he depicts what America would be like after a high-altitude nuclear bomb explosion that sends out electromagnetic pulses (EMP) which permanently destroy all of the world’s electrical systems. A military and technology historian, Mr. Forstchen talked about what led him the write the book, the threat of electromagnetic pulse attacks in the real world, and the need for a missile defense system to guard against such attacks. Other topics included hardening the electric grid and other protective measures, which would also be a protection against a solar event. He was interviewed on stage by Clifford May at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Then experts in the audience joined the discussion. 

William Forstchen is a faculty fellow and professor of history at Montreat College in North Carolina. His many books include Gettysburg and Pearl Harbor, both co-authored with Newt Gingrich. close

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Book Discussion on One Second After

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Jul 19, 2009
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Aug 2, 2009

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  • Jul 19, 2009 | 10:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 20, 2009 | 7:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 01, 2009 | 9:29am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 02, 2009 | 2:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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