===About the Book=== (From the publisher): The atomic Flame Deluge was over. The earth was dead. All knowledge was gone. Almost all traces of intelligent life has disappeared off of the face of the earth. In a hellish, barren desert, a humble monk unearths a fragile link to a 20th-century civilization. A handwritten document from the Blessed Saint Leibowitz that reads: pound pastrami, can kraut, six bagels—bring home for Emma.