Farnham's Freehold [NOOK Book]

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You Would Have Peace Then Prepare for War!

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 hadn't expected was that when the apocalypse came, a thermonuclear blast would tear apart the fabric of time and hurl his shelter into a world with...
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Farnham's Freehold

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You Would Have Peace Then Prepare for War!

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 hadn't expected was that when the apocalypse came, a thermonuclear blast would tear apart the fabric of time and hurl his shelter into a world with no sign of other human beings.

But Farnham's small group had barely settled down to the back-breaking business of low-tech survival when they found that they were not alone after all. The same nuclear war that had catapulted Farnham two thousand years into the future had destroyed all civilization in the northern hemisphere. And the world had changed in more ways than one.

In the new world order, Farnham and his family, being members of the race that had nearly destroyed the world, were fit only to be slaves. After surviving a nuclear war, Farnham had no intention of being anybody's slave, but the tyrannical power of the Chosen Race reached throughout the world. Even if he managed to escape. where could he run to...

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148474005
  • Publisher: Baen Books
  • Publication date: 11/1/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 67,526
  • File size: 965 KB

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  • Posted December 22, 2012

    harstan obviously didn't read the book, just spamming out review

    harstan obviously didn't read the book, just spamming out reviews.

    At no point does Farnham attempt to go back in time and "stop the bombs". It's never a premise in the book.  He is sent back in time by the antagonist to help them gather scientific data.  When he gets there he takes his family out of the blast area so they do not get propelled into the future. Thus setting up "Farnham's Freehold"

    Reading a book before reviewing it is pretty helpful HARSTAN, you should try it out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2012

    I own over A dozen Books By Heinlein and enjoy them all, except

    I own over A dozen Books By Heinlein and enjoy them all, except this book. this book was so bad i could not even finish it.

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  • Posted May 27, 2011

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    A reprint of an engaging 1950s futuristic science fiction tale

    Hugh Farnham expected a nuclear war was coming. Thus he built a bomb shelter while people including his adult son ridiculed him for Farnham's folly. However, as the news begins reporting of the threats of war growing hotter, he persuades his alcoholic wife, their son and, daughter, a friend and Joseph the servant to enter his silo. The bombs are sent while Hugh and his retinue remain safe.

    When they finally exit the bomb shelter, they have been somehow been forwarded centuries into the future with no other person around as if humanity has become extinct except for their small circle. The group struggles to survive when the descendants of survivors of the apocalypse find them. Except for Joseph, the rest of Farnham's party are held guilty by the color of their skin causing the pandemic holocaust. Hugh knows that for him and his family to survive, they must go back to prevent the bombs from causing the end of the world.

    This reprint of an engaging 1950s futuristic science fiction tale makes a case against de jure and de facto racism. The story line is fast-paced once the bombs explode and never slows down as Farnham's family is held in contempt. Although the characters are one dimensional stereotypes, readers will enjoy Robert Heinlein's argument against racism.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2008

    Surprisingly annoying!

    I expected more from Heinlein. The unrealistic and contrived plot serves the sole purpose of justifying the arrogant, bossy, know-it-all and very annoying Farnham character.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2000

    Authentic Classic

    I read this book when it first came out--and again just recently. Heinlein is indisputably a SiFi master, and quite courageous considering the themes he presented in the context of the social turmoil of the time. What dates the story is its sexist overtones, but then that too was a sign of those times. The adventure, character development and imaginative juxtapositions are pure classical Heinlein. The themes of self-responsibility, self-reliance, fierce individualism and universal justice were woven into all of this author's early works--of which this is a prime example. A good read with a fine, thought provoking, and imagination expanding story!

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