The Plot Against AmericaBook - 2004
Never more relevant than now, this national bestseller will challenge all who believe that "it can't happen here."
"A terrific political novel . . . Sinister, vivid, dreamlike . . . creepily plausible. . . You turn the pages, astonished and frightened." -- The New York Times Book Review
In an extraordinary feat of narrative invention, Philip Roth imagines an alternate history where Franklin D. Roosevelt loses the 1940 presidential election to heroic aviator and rabid isolationist Charles A. Lindbergh. Shortly thereafter, Lindbergh negotiates a cordial "understanding" with Adolf Hitler, while the new government embarks on a program of folksy anti-Semitism.
For one boy growing up in Newark, Lindbergh's election is the first in a series of ruptures that threaten to destroy his small, safe corner of America-and with it, his mother, his father, and his older brother.
From Library Staff
This is an alternative history about the 1940 US presidential election where aviation hero Charles Lindbergh defeats Franklin Roosevelt, negotiates an agreement with Adolf Hitler and supports a national anti-Semitism program.
Upside-down: alternative history. These stories hinge on the what-if's at historical crossroads.
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