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:
TRADING POST & RESTAURANT BAR
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.