An edition of The Plot Against America (1998)

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An edition of The Plot Against America (1998)

The Plot Against America

  • 3.65 ·
  • 26 Ratings
  • 214 Want to read
  • 14 Currently reading
  • 39 Have read

When the renowned aviation hero and rabid isolationist Charles A. Lindbergh defeated FDR by a landslide in the 1940 presidential election, fear invaded every Jewish household in America. Not only had Lindbergh, in a nationwide radio address, publicly blamed the Jews for selfishly pushing America toward a pointless war with Nazi Germany, but, upon taking office as the thirty-third president of the United States, he negotiated a cordial "understanding" with Adolf Hitler, whose conquest of Europe and whose virulent anti-Semitic policies he appeared to accept without difficulty. What followed in America is the historical setting for this startling new book by Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Roth, who recounts what it was like for his Newark family-and for a million such families all over the country-during the menacing years of the Lindbergh presidency. (back cover)

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Thorndike Press
Language
English
Pages
723

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Cover of: The Plot Against America
The Plot Against America
2020-02, Vintage International
paperback in English - First Vintage International Movie Tie-in edition (1)
Cover of: Plot Against America
Plot Against America
2015, Penguin Random House
in English
Cover of: Complô contra a América
Complô contra a América
2005, Companhia das Letras
Paperback in Portuguese
Cover of: Il complotto contro l'America
Il complotto contro l'America
2005, Einaudi
in Italian
Cover of: Verschwörung gegen Amerika
Verschwörung gegen Amerika
2005, Carl Hanser Verlag
Hardcover in German - printing (1)
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The Plot Against America
2005-09, Vintage International
Paperback in English - First Vintage International edition (1)
Cover of: The Plot Against America
The Plot Against America
2005, Thorndike Press
Hardcover in English
Cover of: The Plot Against America
The Plot Against America
2004, Houghton Mifflin Company
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The Plot Against America
2004, Houghton Mifflin Company, Houghton Mifflin Co.
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The Plot Against America
2004, Jonathan Cape, Jonathan Cape Ltd
hardcover in English - printing (8)
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The Plot Against America
2004, Houghton Mifflin Company
Hardcover in English - printing (8)

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Edition Notes

Large Print

Published in
Waterville, ME, USA
Genre
Fiction.
Copyright Date
2004

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3568.O855P58 2005

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
723p.
Number of pages
723

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23107934M
Internet Archive
zagovorprotivame008800
ISBN 10
5837004912
ISBN 13
9785837004919
LCCN
2004058512
OCLC/WorldCat
1060735542, 917304889
Goodreads
44657549

Work Description

The Plot Against America is a novel by Philip Roth published in 2004. It is an alternative history in which Franklin D. Roosevelt is defeated in the presidential election of 1940 by Charles Lindbergh. The novel follows the fortunes of the Roth family during the Lindbergh presidency, as antisemitism becomes more accepted in American life and Jewish-American families like the Roths are persecuted on various levels. The narrator and central character in the novel is the young Philip, and the care with which his confusion and terror are rendered makes the novel as much about the mysteries of growing up as about American politics. Roth based his novel on the isolationist ideas espoused by Lindbergh in real life as a spokesman for the America First Committee, and on his own experiences growing up in Newark, New Jersey. The novel received praise for the realism of its world and its treatment of topics such as antisemitism, trauma, and the perception of history. The novel depicts the Weequahic section of Newark which includes Weequahic High School from which Roth graduated.

In 2005, the novel won the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Best Historical Fiction given by the Society of American Historians. It won the Sidewise Award for Alternate History, was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, and came in 11th for the 2005 Locus Awards.

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Fear presides over these memories, a perpetual fear.
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