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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

by Max Brooks

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Tan and red boards with gold writing on spine; top and bottom of book spine rumpled. Slight shelf wear on top and bottom of dust jacket spine; cover price of $24.95 on front dust jacket flap. Tight binding and pages still look in excellent condition.

Crown First Edition; Tenth Printing as indicated by "First Edition" and number "10" listed on copyright page. Author's signature and inscription on first interior page.

Brooks' novel about a virus that causes humans to become flesh-eating zombies; the novel was made into a 2013 film starring Brad Pitt. Hardcover and original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Mylar cover.


World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (abbreviated WWZ) is a 2006 post-apocalyptic horror novel by Max Brooks. It is a follow-up to his 2003 book The Zombie Survival Guide. Rather than a grand overview or single narrative, World War Z is a collection of individual accounts in the form of interviews with characters conducted by the author. Brooks plays the role of an agent of the United Nations Postwar Commission who published the novel a decade after the Zombie War.


On Nov 23 2022, a reader said:
This book is an amazing read, it pulled me in to the point that I literally couldn't put it down until my eyes rolled back in my head and I passed out from exhaustion. Pick up a copy and get yourself pulled into the pages as I did. You can thank me later!!!
On Nov 9 2014, a reader said:
Zombie novels have become a very popular sub-genre over the years, but few if any measure up to this one. In it, Max Brooks adopts an unusual literary device to tell the story of a zombie apocalypse and its aftermath. Though a series of wide-ranging “oral history interviews” modeled after the real-life work of Studs Terkel, Brooks recounts the rise of a pandemic that turns millions into the walking undead and the efforts by the survivors to reclaim the planet. Throughout it Brooks provides a commentary on contemporary politics and society that is starting to feel a little dated yet by no means detracts from the horror of the events he describes. By weaving a zombie apocalypse novel out of the tales of its survivors, he creates a work that is both wide-ranging an intimate at the same time, one that is a must-read for anyone who is a fan of the type.

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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
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Date Published
September 12, 2006
max brooks; world war z; zombie war; signed
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