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Alas Babylon which was written by Pat Frank and published in 1959 takes place in Fort Repose Florida It is during the cold war with lots of tension between Russia and the United States Randolph Rowzee Bragg the main character lives in Fort Repose This is where most of the story takes place Randolph also known as Randy has an older brother named Mark Mark is a high-ranking officer in Omaha where there is a giant underground military base I believe that the US has several underground military bases but doesnt let the public know about them and I dont believe many people know about this one either Mark sent Randy a telegram that read Urgent you meet me at Base Ops McCoy noon today Helen and children flying to Orlando tonight Alas Babylon14 Alas Babylon is the phrase that Randy and Mark used when there was something terribly wrong and to take what ever they said very serious so Randy met his brother at the base When he got there he found out that Mark suspected that the Russians would attack During the Cold War the US had the knowledge and experience to know when their enemies were going to make a move They had plenty of spies and spy equipment to give them enough information to protect itself incase of emergencies Mark also gave Randy 5000 to stock up on food and supplies Randy then went to the bank to cash the check Randy hates going to the grocery and tries to spend as little time there as possible This time though he loaded up three shopping carts His total was 31480 and he was in there for a total of one hour and six minutes 45 After the grocery he stopped at Bill Cullens bar and bought one and a half cases of his brand of bourbon and six fifths of scotch for Helen who is Marks wife Stocking up on food
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