The Edge of Disaster: Rebuilding a Resilient Nation (Hardcover)

The Edge of Disaster: Rebuilding a Resilient Nation

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Homeland Security expert Flynn examines the vulnerability of the U.S. to disaster–natural and man-made–and what the nation must do to fortify its security. By exploring several well-documented and frightening scenarios, Flynn exposes our weaknesses and the consequences of our failure to adequately plan for disaster. Among the scenarios he explores: an avian flu outbreak in New York; destruction of a chemical plant in New Jersey; a San Francisco earthquake that compro (more…)

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The Author

Rich Fleetwood

Rich is the founder of SurvivalRing, now in it's 24th year, author of multimedia CDs and DVDs, loves the outdoors, his family, his geeky skill-set, and lives in rural southern Wyoming, just below the continental divide (long story, that...). Always ready to help others, he shares what he learns on multiple blogs, many social sites, and more. With a background in preparedness and survival skills, training with county, state, and national organizations, and skills in all areas of media and on air experience in live radio and television, Rich is always thinking about the "big picture", when it comes to helping individuals and families prepare for life's little surprises.


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  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    On the mark
    This book illustrates why anyone with a shred of critical thinking skills always defaults to questioning what governments tell their people is important.

  2. 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good informative & eye opening
    Good book, Flynn writes at a level anyone can understand. He makes the urgency clear that changes must be made in order to secure our nation.

  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Natural Disasters or Terrorists: the Greater Threat?
    Stephen Flynn travels a lot — and everywhere he goes he finds crumbling bridges, inadequate highway systems, overtaxed hospitals, parochial politicians, obsolete communications…

  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Challenges our myths and assumptions.
    I found this book to be right on target – Bulls-Eye. Flynn points out all the pitfalls in the current mode of planning responses to disasters and terrorist attacks on the part of…

  5. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    An Eye-Opener
    I thought this book was a great read for many reasons. First off, the author gives a few hypothetical cases of another terrorist attack on American soil.

  6. 3.0 out of 5 stars
    Good information
    This book provides good information about making our country more prepared for natural or man-made disasters by using an all hazards approach.

  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Risk Mitigation
    It is generally considered that defending the lives and property of its citizens is a central responsibility of all levels of government. In the U.S.

  8. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    We are still in danger
    Experts study a problem and politician’s just talk. Things that could be done to protect us are known but our elected officials don’t enact programs that matter.

  9. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    The Edge of Disaster: Rebuilding a Resilient Nation
    A well thought out discussion on the vulnerability of our nation and the incompetence of the current administration as related to addressing infrastructure needs and resiliency in…

  10. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    National Security, a domestic infrastructure investment!
    Steve Flynn presents compelling evidence in “Edge of Disaster” that strategies for national security have to include new mindsets and new emphasis on the “hardening” of domestic…

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