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An edition of The Plot Against America (2004)

The Plot Against America

First Vintage International edition (1)
  • 3.25 ·
  • 8 Ratings
  • 127 Want to read
  • 5 Currently reading
  • 18 Have read
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391

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In an astonishing feat of narrative invention, our most ambitious novelist imagines an alternate version of American history. In 1940 Charles A. Lindbergh, heroic aviator and rabid isolationist, is elected President. Shortly thereafter, he 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 threatens to destroy his small, safe corner of America - and with it, his mother, his father, and his older brother.
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2020-02, Vintage International
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Il complotto contro l'America
2005, Einaudi
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Complô contra a América
2005, Companhia das Letras
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The Plot Against America
2005, Thorndike Press
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Verschwörung gegen Amerika
2005, Carl Hanser Verlag
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The Plot Against America
2005-09, Vintage International
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The Plot Against America
2004, Jonathan Cape
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2004, Houghton Mifflin Co.
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The Plot Against America
2004, Houghton Mifflin Company
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2004, Houghton Mifflin Company
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Published in

New York

Edition Notes

US/CAN

Copyright Date
2004

Classifications

Library of Congress
PS3568.O855 P58 2005b

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Format
Paperback
Pagination
391p.
Number of pages
391

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26614616M
Internet Archive
plotagainstameri00roth_0
ISBN 10
1400079497
ISBN 13
9781400079490
LC Control Number
2005050301
OCLC/WorldCat
954095892
Paperback Swap
1400079497
Goodreads
57197252

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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