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A Libertarian walks into a bear : the Utopian plot to liberate an American town (and some bears)

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  • 1 of 3 copies available at Town of Hanover Libraries.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Etna Library 974.23 HON 31257000285329 New items In transit -
Howe Library 974.23 HON 31254003674096 New books - Main floor Available -
Howe Library 974.23 HON 31254003713670 New books - Main floor Checked out 05/10/2021

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  • ISBN: 1541788516 :
  • ISBN: 9781541788510 :
  • Physical Description: viii, 274 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-274).
Formatted Contents Note: A feline feeding -- A taxing tradition -- The logical libertarian -- A quartet of colonists -- A rousing response -- The converted caretaker -- The blackness of the bear -- The scrappy survivalist -- The animal admirers -- Fanning freedom -- The principled pastor -- A battle with bears -- Unlocking utopia -- A history of heat -- The pastor purplifies -- The campfire clash -- A deluge of doughnuts -- The survivalists struggle -- A bureaucracy of bears -- The caretakers confined -- The hidden hitchhiker -- The pastor's plan -- A bear's belligerence -- A huddle of hunters -- The assault's aftermath -- A pressing of poachers -- The pastor is pushed -- A neighbor annoyed -- The pastor's price -- A propagation of prerogative -- The respectable riot -- An experiment ends -- A denouncement of doughnuts -- A jeopardous journey -- The freedoms forgotten.
Summary, etc.: "Once upon a time, a group of libertarians got together and hatched the Free Town Project, a plan to take over an American town and completely eliminate its government. In 2004, Grafton, NH, a barely populated settlement with one paved road, turned that plan into reality. Public funding for pretty much everything shrank: the fire department, the library, the schoolhouse. State and federal laws didn't disappear, but they got quieter: meek suggestions barely heard in the town's thick wilderness. The bears, on the other hand, were increasingly visible. Grafton's freedom-loving citizens ignored hunting laws and regulations on food disposal. They built a tent city, in an effort to get off the grid. And with a large and growing local bear population, conflict became inevitable. A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear is both a screwball comedy and the story of a radically American commitment to freedom. Full of colorful characters, puns and jokes, and one large social experiment, it is a quintessentially American story, a bearing of our national soul"--
Subject: Grafton (N.H.) Politics and government
Grafton (N.H.) History
Human-bear encounters New Hampshire Grafton
Decentralization in government New Hampshire Grafton
Libertarianism New Hampshire Grafton
Free Town Project (Grafton, N.H)
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