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Harold Mead. The Bright Phoenix. New York: Ballantine Books, [1956]. First edition, first printing. Octavo. 184 pages. Publisher's binding and dust jacket.
Mass Market Paperback, #147, 186 pages
Published 1956 by Ballantine Books (first published 1955)
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Mar 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
This is an after-the-holocaust novel about the State, which controls all aspects of daily life. It is based on worshipping the Spirit of Man, and re-populating the devastated parts of the world.Everyone is committed to the success of the State; well, almost everyone.

John Waterville has just returned from an expedition to the (unnamed) Island, to see about possible colonization. Given some time off, he meets a young woman named Jenny. They go to the authorities, and agree to jointly take out a B
Aug 28, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Worthy of being ranked with 1984, Lord of the Flies, Fahrenheit 451. This book shows no sign of being dated as many scifi novels do... A truly believable account of the aftermath of fall of man.
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