The Erik Blair Diaries: Battlefield of the Dead Paperback


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The dystopian future that George Orwell predicted for 1984 has finally arrived, 100 years late and ten times as brutal. To save all that he loves, Orwell will have to travel between his future self—Erik Blair, Orwell’s descendant and unwitting heir to his legacy—and the past.

As for Erik Blair, his life plan isn’t overly complicated: Avoid trouble. Avoid pain. And get from one day to the next without attracting the “wrong” kind of attention, which really equates to any kind of attention when the government and its robotic thugs are involved. In this post-apocalyptic world where everyone marches to the beat of the same drummer, Blair—a young man earmarked for a future of compliance and servitude—isn’t volunteering to be anyone’s hero. Unfortunately, life doesn’t always go according to plan.

One of the nation’s most vocal and involved civil liberties attorneys, John W. Whitehead is the president of The Rutherford Institute. The author of the best-selling Battlefield America: The War on the American People and A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, Whitehead also writes a syndicated weekly column, which focuses on tyranny, injustice, the government’s use of emerging technologies to oppress the population, resistance, activism, and the tendency of power to corrupt.

“Where is Thomas Paine now that we need him? He’s here just in the nick of time in the person of John Whitehead, an uncompromising debunker of lies, rhetoric mongers, rights-shredders and the criminal acts of our shameless, double-crossing government.”–David Dalton, New York Times bestselling author and a founding editor of Rolling Stone Magazine