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Nov 29, Kessi rated it really liked it Shelves: dystopian , science-fiction. Action every minute.
Over the top but fun. Really enjoyed this book Really appreciate the writing of Jerry ahern. Need the rest of the books to finish the series and start another. Jul 17, Nicholas rated it it was ok. Wayward nukes! Post-apocalyptic racists! Evil KGB plots! And still too much time on Rourke's stupid family.
Not good, not bad. I have to say, when it comes to writing action scenes, Ahern certainly is no REH.
Feb 13, Timothy Boyd rated it it was amazing Shelves: shelfari-favorites. This is my favorite adventure series. Dr John Thomas Rourke leads his family and friends through a post apocalyptic world fighting ever step if the way. Fantastic characters and plots. Very detailed weapon descriptions.
Excellent series. My highest recommendation.nonsculogla.cf
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Dec 24, Charles rated it really liked it Shelves: mens-adventure. See my review under "Total War," Survivalist Book 1. Jan 06, Keith rated it liked it. Was fun easy reading in my teens. Would actually like to pick one up again and see what I think now. Feb 19, Craig Herbertson rated it did not like it. The early ones are good hockum but by now the inevitable search for ideas in a place where none exist fires back on the fun.
Oct 20, Ron rated it it was ok. Post-apocalyptic pulp goodness. Jun 12, Kurt Vosper rated it liked it. Fluff reading, end of the world, nuclear war stuff. Mat rated it liked it Mar 31, Shari rated it liked it Dec 22, She presideth in the house, and there is peace; she commandeth with judgment, and is obeyed. She ariseth in the morning, she considers her affairs, and appointeth to every one their proper business. The care of her family is her whole delight; to that alone she applieth her study; and elegance with frugality is seen in her mansion.
The prudence of her management is an honor to her husband, he heareth her praise with a secret delight. She informeth the minds of her children with wisdom; she fashioneth their manners from the examples of her own goodness. The words of her mouth is the law of their youth; the motion of her eye commandeth their obedience. She speaketh, and the servants fly; she pointeth, and the thing is done; for the law of love is in their hearts, and her kindness addeth wings to their feet.
In prosperity she is not puffed up; in adversity she healeth the wounds of fortune with patience.
The troubles of her husband are alleviated by her councils and sweetened by her endearments; he putteth his heart in her bosom, and receiveth comfort. Take unto thyself a wife and obey the ordinance of Allah; take unto thyself a wife, and become a faithful member of society. But examine with care, and fix not suddenly. On thy present choice depends thy future happiness. If much of her time is destroyed in dress and adornment; if she is enamored with her own beauty, and delighted with her own praise; if she laugheth much, and talketh loud; if her foot abideth not in her father's house, and her eyes with boldness rove on the faces of men; though her beauty were as the sun in the firmament of heaven, turn thy face from her charms, turn thy feet from her paths, and suffer not thy soul to be ensnared by the allurements of imagination.
But when thou findest sensibility of heart, joined with softness of manners; and accomplished mind, with a form agreeable to thy fancy; take her home to thy house; she is worthy to be thy friend, thy companion in life, the wife of thy bosom. O cherish her as a blessing sent to thee from Heaven. Let the kindness of thy behavior endear thee to her heart.
She is the mistress of thy house; treat her therefore with respect, that thy servants may obey her. Oppose not her inclination without cause; she is the partner of thy cares, make her also the companion of thy pleasures. When pain and sickness assault her, let thy tenderness soothe her affliction; a look from thee of pity and love shall alleviate her grief, or instigate her pain and be of more avail than ten physicians. Consider the tenderness of her sex, the delicacy of her frame; and be not severe to her weakness, but remember thine own imperfections.
Consider, thou art a parent, the importance of thy trust; the being thou hast produced, it is thy duty to support.
Upon thee also it dependeth whether the child of thy bosom be a blessing or a curse to thyself; an useful or a worthless member to the community. Watch the bent of his inclinations, set him right in his youth and let no evil habit gain strength with his years. So shall he rise like a cedar on the mountains; his head shall be seen above the trees of the forest. A wicked son is a reproach to his father; but he that doth right is an honor to his grey hairs. The soil is thine own, let it not want cultivation; the seed which thou soweth, that also shall thou reap.
Teach him obedience, and he shall bless thee; teach him modesty, and he shall not be ashamed. Teach him gratitude, and he shall receive benefits; teach him charity, and he shall gain love.
Prophets of the Great Spirit
Teach him temperance, and he shall have health; teach him prudence, and fortune shall attend him. Teach him justice, and he shall be honored by the world; teach him sincerity, and his own heart shall not reproach him. Teach him diligence, and his wealth shall increase; teach him benevolence, and his mind shall be exalted. Teach him science, and his life shall be useful; teach him religion, and his death shall be happy. From the secrets of Allah let man learn wisdom, and apply to himself the instruction they give. Go to the desert, my son; observe the young stork of the wilderness; let him speak to thy heart; he beareth on his wings his aged sire; he lodgeth him in safety, and supplieth him with food.
The piety of a child is sweeter than the incense of Persia offering to the sun; yea, more delicious than odors wafted from a field of Arabian spices of the western gales. Hear the words of his mouth, for they are spoken for thy good; give ear to his admonition, for it proceedeth from love. He hath watched for thy welfare, he hath toiled for thy ease; do honor therefore to his age, and let not his grey hairs be treated with irreverence.
Forget not thy helpless infancy, nor the forwardness of thy youth, and indulge the infirmities of thy aged parents; assist and support them in the decline of life. So shall their hoary heads go down to the grave in peace; and thine own children, in reverence of thy example, shall repay thy piety with filial love. Ye are the children of one father, provided for by his care; and the breast of one mother hath given you suck.
Let the bonds of affection, therefore, unite thee with thy brothers, that peace and happiness may dwell in thy father's house. And when ye separate in the world, remember the relation that bindeth you to love and unity; and prefer not a stranger before thy own blood. So shall the fortunes of thy father contribute to the support of his whole race; and his care be continued to you all, in your love to each other.