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The Last American

3.27 of 5 stars 3.27  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  4 reviews
So begins this eerie science fiction and cautionary tale that takes place in the year 2951. Written in 1889 by the founder and editor of Life magazine, John Ames Mitchell, The Last American is a quick though somewhat unsettling read. Beginning in Persia, the reader is taken along with a group of travelers who voyage across the ocean to find the remains of a once great nati ...more
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This was an interesting book. It was written in the late 1800s about a Persian expedition that sails to the eastern shores of the North American continent in 2951 [or so]. The chapters were fairly short; it moved at a brisk pace. The names of the Persians were farcical and hilarious, as were the names of various leaders sprinkled throughout the novel [especially in the later chapters when naming various American and European military leaders].

I had read about this book in another book that was
Iom stranga, sed unika pra-sciencfikciajho el la 19-a jarcento. Samkiel aliaj malnovaj prognozoj pri la tiama estonteco, plej interesaj estas tiuj, kiuj koncernas jardekojn jam pasintajn.

Mallonga kaj facile legebla rakonto.
Eduardo Suave
This one can be read in like 2 hours if you're fast - I'm slow - very interesting book about on the fall of humanity/society in America.
Terry Ziemba
Even though it was written over 100 years ago, it paralleled the problems our country has today. a little creepy. Quick read.
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