Initially my only shock was dealing with the racial epithets. But keeping in mind that this was written in 1959, I felt that the main family of color was treated as respectfully as possible considering the era. They were an integral part of the survival of the group that gathers.
Since the story is told from the perspective of only having a short time to gather items they believe will be helpful for the impending disaster, it shows the ingenuity of learning new skills and learning how to expand the resources they had on hand.
Personally I highly recommend actually buying this book for our bookshelf.
It is worth every penny.
Seriously, depending on what you think is a good possible scenario for a TEOTWAWKI, I would think you would want to also have a copy on hand.
IF you are interested here is another post that has some more of my very favorites fiction and non-fiction books. 43 Good Books for Your Library.
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