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Frontier House

Frontier House Go west with PBS in this behind the scenes look at the television series that sent modern day Americans back in time to the harsh frontier of s Montana Frontier House America s period of westward

  • Title: Frontier House
  • Author: Simon Shaw Linda Peavy Ursula Smith
  • ISBN: 9780743442701
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Go west with PBS in this behind the scenes look at the television series that sent modern day Americans back in time to the harsh frontier of 1880s Montana Frontier House America s period of westward expansion has long captured the imagination of history buffs and adventurous spirits the era seems to embody the very daring enterprise that made America what it is todaGo west with PBS in this behind the scenes look at the television series that sent modern day Americans back in time to the harsh frontier of 1880s Montana Frontier House America s period of westward expansion has long captured the imagination of history buffs and adventurous spirits the era seems to embody the very daring enterprise that made America what it is today As a result, frontier life has often been romanticized in television and film But all of that changed with PBS s Frontier House Bringing the trials and triumphs of nineteenth century homesteaders to life in a way we might never have imagined, Frontier House re creates life in the wilderness for three households of spirited twenty first century Americans and documents their six month experience for television Roughing it on their allotted plots of land while all of America watches, these brave souls relinquish grocery stores, microwaves, and plumbing in favor of raising chickens, churning butter, and outhouses Gone are all the modern amenities they re accustomed to In their place just the will to do whatever it takes to survive Covering the inception of the show, the historical basis for the lifestyle re created, the selection of the participants, the logistical challenges of production, and the impact of this experiment on the participants along with profiles of actual nineteenth century homesteaders Frontier House is a first rate companion to one of the most innovative and fascinating reality shows of our time.

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    1. Like many others, I read this book after having loved the series it was written for. The show itself was great and informative, but this book brought so much more, both of the experiences of the families on Frontier House as well as true accounts of lives on the frontier. It was well written and, for the most part, very well-balanced. The inclusion of photos from the experience as well as historical ones was a very welcome and wonderful addition. When watching the show, Karen drove me up the wal [...]

    2. I got this book after seeing the TV show of the same name. I don't think the show was that popular at least in the UK. But both the show and the book are great. A few modern day American families are 'taken back' to late 19th century Montana to build a house and fend for themselves. After initial trials and (especially teenage) moaning they all do well and subsequently find modern life hard to adjust to.An abiding memory is seeing teenage and stereotypical Californian rich kids looking after cow [...]

    3. An excellent companion to the PBS series with more research on homesteading, anecdotes about the families' lives on the frontier cut for TV, and further conclusions on the project.

    4. I forgot I even had this book, but after re-watching "Frontier House" I remembered how obsessed with the show I was nine years ago, and I dug up the book, which I had never actually completely read. It's an excellent companion piece to the series, and would probably hold up well for those who haven't seen the show at all, as there are a lot of actual stories of frontier life scattered throughout the text.But for anyone who is a fan of the show, this is a MUST read

    5. I didn't see the tv series as I am in the UK but the book is very good at capturing the feel of the experiment with lots of photos and explanatory text. I really enjoyed finding out about the selection process, the family members and what their expectations were going into the series and afterwards.

    6. This book is a great companion to the PBS series FRONTIER HOUSE. It gives you an inside look thru diary entries and interviews of how they were feeling living on the Frontier.

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