Max Brooks even with a few flaws in his novels really knocks some sense into the zombie genre. He emphasises why we can't Rambo our way in a zombie apocalypse with an automatic weapons and survival gear if we are just wannabe survivalist who got our training from games. DOTD remake perfectly showed it since our characters never had access to automatic weapons.
Except Ms. Brooks is completely ignorant of the effects of modern missiles, bombs and artillery. The battle outside of New York wouldn't have gone anything like he wrote. Zombies still need legs ans arms and chests and head to do zombie things. The bombs, missiles, mortars and artillery used would have blown many of those zombies to pieces. Still undead pieces for sure but not walking and attacking people pieces.