Level 7 by Mordecai RoshwaldLevel 7 by Mordecai Roshwald

Level 7

byMordecai RoshwaldEditorDavid Seed

Paperback | June 24, 2004

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Level 7 is the diary of Officer X-127, who is assigned to stand guard at the "Push Buttons," a machine devised to activate the atomic destruction of the enemy, in the country’s deepest bomb shelter. Four thousand feet underground, Level 7 has been built to withstand the most devastating attack and to be self-sufficient for five hundred years. Selected according to a psychological profile that assures their willingness to destroy all life on Earth, those who are sent down may never return.
    Originally published in 1959, and with over 400,000 copies sold, this powerful dystopian novel remains a horrific vision of where the nuclear arms race may lead, and is an affirmation of human life and love. Level 7 merits comparison to Huxley’s A Brave New World and Orwell’s 1984 and should be considered a must-read by all science fiction fans.

Mordecai Roshwald is Professor Emeritus of humanities at the University of Minnesota, where he taught for twenty-five years, and a visiting professor at leading Israeli, U.S., and European universities.
Title:Level 7Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:June 24, 2004Publisher:University of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0299200647

ISBN - 13:9780299200640

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"In some ways this story gives the most realistic picture of nuclear war that I have read in any work of fiction."—Linus Pauling