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Cover of: The Day After Tomorrow | Robert A. Heinlein
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(This book is also known by the title "Sixth Column")
An Asian totalitarian government using advanced technology conquers America practically overnight because America has basically disarmed itself. A supersecret laboratory becomes the last hope for America when a major breakthrough in technology is made. Unfortunately the breakthrough experiment also kills the lead researcher and most of the staff of the laboratory, leaving less than a dozen men alive, only one of them a scientist. A reserve intelligence Major, whose regular occupation is being an advertising executive, gets to the laboratory just after the experiment has killed most of the staff. His mission as the last free active military officer is to use the resources of the laboratory and the breakthrough (which looks like magic to the Major) to defend America and restore its freedom. The Major has to use his understanding of people in order to organize the resistance and understand the enemy in order to use the breakthrough effectively to win freedom. The difficulties of fighting a totalitarian regieme that has no respect for life are explored. The temptation of great power in the hands of a few is another thread. The battle for freedom must restore power to the people. An entertaining read. Typically Heinlein.

18 editions First published in 1949

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The day after tomorrow
2003, Robert Hale
in English
Cover of: The day after tomorrow
The day after tomorrow
2003, Robert Hale
in English
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Sixth Column
August 1, 1999, Baen
Mass Market Paperback in English
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The Day After Tomorrow
April 1999, Yestermorrow Inc
Hardcover
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Sixth Column
March 1993, Baen Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - Reissue edition
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Sixth Column
May 1, 1990, Baen
Paperback in English
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Sixth Column: A Novel
January 2, 1988, Baen
Paperback in English
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The day after tomorrow
1980, New English Library
in English
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The day after tomorrow
1972, New English Library
in English
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Day after Tomorrow
April 1, 1970, Roc
Paperback
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The day after tomorrow: a novel
1962, Mayflower
in English
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Day after Tomorrow
September 1, 1951, Roc
Paperback
Cover of: Day after Tomorrow
Day after Tomorrow
September 1, 1951, Roc
Paperback
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The Day After Tomorrow
September 1, 1951, Roc
in English
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Sixth Column: A Science Fiction Novel of Strange Intrigue
1949, Gnome Press
in English - [1st ed.]
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The day after tomorrow
1949, New American Library
in English
Cover of: The day after tomorrow
The day after tomorrow
1949, New American Library
in English
Cover of: The Day After Tomorrow
The Day After Tomorrow
Publish date unknown, Robert Hale
in English

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August 30, 2016 Edited by The "Ed" Person Added note about alt-title.
June 19, 2016 Edited by Revent Spelling
August 1, 2013 Edited by Felix Gruber Edited without comment.
February 12, 2013 Edited by Steve Griffin Hero overcomes totalitarism using American founding philosophies and the basic goodness of Americans.
October 15, 2009 Created by WorkBot add works page