After the Ashes is more than a typical survival hand guide. Because of the realization that atomic warfare is likely inevitable, it seeks to both inform the reader of why this is the case, and beyond merely lists of survival materials, attempts to enumerate reasonable ways in which mankind can, as it must, recover after such an event. Most materials written on this subject do little other than to teach survival methods themselves, and thus miss one important point; while they may help a person survive, they will not help mankind to truly recover from what would be the most trying period in all of humanity's history. From shortwave suggestions to suggestions regarding cleanup and restoring order, this guide seeks to add to the scope of literature on the subject from a new perspective, so that hopefully, should such a war occur, and should mankind find himself in the post-atomic era, he will be capable of not merely continuing to exist, but building something better so that such a thing will never happen again. A copy of the Bill of Rights is included within the work as well for handy reference, as after any such exchange such a document is invaluable.