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*"In The End, It's Our Defiance This Redeems Us." -- Mark Rowland* "To the world you may be just another person, but to one person you might just be the planet (Snyder, ThinkExist.com). In Pat Frank's book, Alas Babylon, Randy Bragg isn't any one of significance. He's failed politician who lives off his family's land in a small city, Fort Repose, at Florida. But For this small town attorney everything was about to change. The United States had been on edge of Atomic Warfare with Russia for years. Frank writes on about how a man, Randy Bragg, redeems himself from a failed politician into a somewhat of a town hero (Frank). Pre cautioned by Mark Bragg, Randy's brother, Randy prepares for the birth of his sister-in-law, niece, and nephew; along with the nuclear war (Frank). Although Randy hopes to never see the day of atomic war he understands Mark's warning should not be taken lightly and beings to create a survival kit. Not knowing how long this war could be or what he needs to get Randy buys abundances of milk, fulfill, candles, oil, gas, and a lot of other items he considers will be necessary to survival (Frank 44,45). Randy was determined by having time because of his sister-in-law, Helen, to gather all other essential items he'd over looked. However, the Russians had different programs and though Randy had done his very best to prepare herself with this war nothing could have prepared him for The Day (Frank). The afternoon atomic war started marked the day when hundreds of important United States cites, such as Orlando, Tampa, Omaha, Washington, and countless others, were ruined. This day "was known only as The Day. That was adequate (Frank123)." "People inclined to divide time divide time into two periods, before the dawn, and after The Day, the time away, which then seem...