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Farnham's Freehold
Farnham's Freehold
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Hugh Farnham was a practical, self-made man, and when he saw the clouds of nuclear war gathering, he built a bomb shelter under his house, hoping for peace and preparing for war. What he hadnas that when the apocalypse came, a thermonuclear blast would tear apart the fabric of time and hurl his shelter across two thousand years into a future bot...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781416520931
ISBN-10: 1416520937
Publication Date: 10/24/2006
Pages: 304
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.

4.4 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Baen
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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lipslady avatar reviewed Farnham's Freehold on + 101 more book reviews
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A very interesting story. It is dated but still riveting!
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A classic Heinlein, take one 1950's leave it to beaver family of four, a dinner guest and the kitchen help, add an atomic war and a well stocked bomb shelter. Shake well and displace a thousand years into the future. Good stuff. A bit odd at times but thats what you get when you stir in social commentary with a good survival/adventure/apocalypse theme.
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A classic book, a rousing tale. Loved it.
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More Libertarian commentary on race and gender in the 1960s US, but a fun read, nonetheless.
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This was a great book. Full of surprises. If you liked Stranger is a Strange Land, you will like this book.
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Wow. So many controversial topics touched on, it's hard to remember them all. This book reminded me of how much of a free-reign Sci Fi authors (and other authors) have. And the implications for 'thought' are huge. Thanks Robert Heinlein!
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From back cover: Only Robert Heinlein could have created this powerful, all-too-prophetic novel of what happens after a massive nuclear attack on America. It is the story of the one family whose members survive to facr a strange and harrowing future.

There's a sign at Farnham's Freehold which says, among other notices:
American Vodka, Corn Liquor, Smoked Bear Meat, Jerked Quisling (by the neck) Crepes Suzettes to order. Any BOOK accepted as cash. Day nursery, Free Kittens!!! School of contract bridge. Blacksmithing while you wait.
Ring bell and wait. Advance with your hands up, and stay on the path to avoid mines--we lost three customers last week.