What So Proudly We Hailed
One Christian family, one old boat, one test of faith to stay alive.
Imagine what would happen if eighty percent of the United States were without power for three or four months.
All banking and commercial transfers locked up; funds inaccessible.
Wholesale and retail distribution shut down; no computers to manage sales.
Passenger and freight lines grind to a halt; no electricity for the fuel pumps.
No cell phone or landline service; systems down indefinitely.
And the worst aspect of all; a total breakdown of law and order.
This is the setting of James Howard's novel, What So Proudly We Hailed.
The unthinkable has happened; a limited nuclear missile strike has destroyed the power grid beyond any immediate repair. The protagonist, Jason Ribault, sensing the societal breakdown to come, flees with his family in an old cabin cruiser to wait out the worst of the chaos behind the deserted barrier islands of the South Carolina coast. There they listen to unfolding events on a short-wave radio, not the least of which concerns a hostile political and religious influence that seeks to seize control of a nation struggling to right itself once again.
Pursued by their own immediate dangers, the family is pushed farther and farther into the desolate salt marshes where they find other families in hiding. Eventually, anxious to unite with a family member in danger, they turn back into the chaos, to see the full extent of what happened to the America they knew.
Electric with page-turning suspense, What So Proudly We Hailed is an eye-opening book every American must read.
Over 4500 copies sold!
“With recent headlines…this tale, which seemed implausible a few months ago, suddenly appears frighteningly possible. Fast-paced and filled with action…readers will enjoy this chilling thriller in which taking out the grid means take out America. 5 Stars.” - Harriet Klausner, #1 Amazon Reviewer
“James Howard knows his material…the concept of a nuclear attack from North Korea is a little too uncomfortably real to allow the reader to put this novel down once begun…fast-paced…story idea is a shocker and Howard makes it work well…4 Stars” - Grady Harp, Top 10 Reviewer for Amazon
“James Howard has taken some incredibly deep and complex Bible prophecy and with a masterful touch of the pen has unpackaged them in a gripping, modern day story that makes the concepts easily digestible and palatable to today’s readers. I recommend this novel highly.” - Michael Lewis, Senior Pastor, Cathedral of Praise Church
“This book should make anyone think about the principles upon which this nation was founded – and cling to them.” - Representative Mike Pitts, S.C. House District 14
“I recommend this book…excellent story…timely and well thought out.” - Kirk Lowe, Screenwriter
“James Howard has an amazing way of holding a person’s interest. What So Proudly We Hailed is excellently written and I thoroughly recommend it to any and everyone.” - Mike Lowry, Associate Pastor, Northwoods Assembly Church
“I was on the edge of my seat. As I read it I kept wondering, if this really happened, what would we do?” - Barbara Haile, author and inspirational speaker
“This story is amazing…” - Shannon McNear, Novelist and Zone Director, American Christian Fiction Writers
“James Howard’s talent for storytelling is superseded only by his faith.” - Amanda Capps, author/editor/publicist
- Author: James Howard
- Publication Date: 2010-07-02
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
- Product Group: Book
- Manufacturer: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
- Binding: Paperback, 280 pages
- Brand: Brand: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
- Used Book in Good Condition
- Item Dimensions:
- Dimensions: 550L x 64W x 850H
- Weight: 72
- Package Dimensions:
- Dimensions: 830L x 540W x 80H
- Weight: 90
- List Price: $10.99
- ISBN: 1453672435
- ASIN: 1453672435