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In the year 2021, eleven-year old Mary Christopher is the spunky daughter of the latest President vowing to return America to its righteous roots. Her mother is a well-known ?family values? activist, and her "Uncle" Gene Sisco is head of the largest evangelical Christian organization in the land. Against the backdrop of an America where Christian fundamentalism has brought ...more
Paperback, 433 pages
Published December 1st 2004 by Dgc Press
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Darlene
Oct 12, 2008 Darlene rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
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Makes you wonder about anyone in the presidency, especially this last, soon to be over, leaving us this mess, one. Gives a good education of other lifestyles and why we should be tolerant if not LOVING others unlike ourselves.

I need my own copy!
David
Well, there's $15.95 plus shipping and handling I'll never get back.

Initially, I was very excited to get my hands on this book. Reviews lauded this novel as the next 1984...and while I was of the mind that Wales could never be George Orwell, I eagerly dove into One Nation Under God expecting to be, at the very least, moderately stimulated and moved.

Unlike Wales I won't drag this on and challenge your intelligence. To say I'm disappointed is an understatement. Wales portrayed the Christian Right
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Tabatha
I liked this book very much. It sucked me in and I couldn't stop reading it. Some of that was due to the journal entry/ website type format which always has you wanting to read just one more page before you stop. Big things happen quickly, with a little allusion, then the news story after the fact. That seems accurate. No one really writes about huge events while their happening.
Yeah, the characters are extreme, but that's the point. Father Montoya seems to be the closest to middle ground. If we
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Kylene Jones
(7-26-2009) WOW!!! What a read. I wasn't sure what I was getting into reading this book. From the moment I started reading it until I finished it a few minutes ago, I could hardly put it down. I had to force myself to do other things, including sleep. I think this book is so good at pointing out how important acceptance is. I know people that are non-believers or non-traditionalists will love the book but can't help but wonder about the others. Unfortunately, those that NEED to see the message o ...more
Sarena
This was an interesting skew on the current political realm gone to the extreme. In 2004, this would have been absolutely chilling, however, time has a way of making all distopian novels dated. It is an interesting read right before the current election, since once again many righteous beliefs are once again stirred up.
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Vincent M. Wales was raised in the small town of Brockway, Pennsylvania, where he frequently complained about the weather. Since then, he has worn many hats, including writing instructor, suicide prevention crisis counselor, essayist, Big Brother, freethought activist, wannabe rock star, and award-winning novelist.

He spends most of his writing time in coffee shops, since his cats fail to grasp the
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