A Libertarian walks into a bear : the Utopian plot to liberate an American town (and some bears)
- 1 of 3 copies available at Town of Hanover Libraries.
1 current hold with 3 total copies.
|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|
- ISBN: 1541788516 :
- ISBN: 9781541788510 :
viii, 274 pages ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2020.
|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"--|
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|Subject:||Grafton (N.H.) Politics and government
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