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It Can't Happen Here

ISBN-10: 0451465644

ISBN-13: 9780451465641

Edition: N/A

Authors: Sinclair Lewis, Michael Meyer, Gary Scharnhorst

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It Can't Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis's later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt , and Arrowsmith . A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, it is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America. Written during the Great Depression, when the country was largely oblivious to Hitler's aggression, it juxtaposes sharp political satire with the chillingly realistic rise of a president who becomes a dictator to save the nation from welfare cheats, sex, crime, and a liberal press. Called "a message to thinking Americans" by the Springfield Republican when it was published in 1935, It Can't Happen Here is a shockingly prescient novel that remains as fresh and contemporary as today's news. With an Introduction by Michael Meyer and a New Afterword
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Book details

List price: $9.99
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/7/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Michael Meyer first went to China in 1995 with the Peace Corps. The winner of a Lowell Thomas Award for travel writing, Meyer has also won a Whiting Writers' Award for nonfiction and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His stories have appeared in the New York Times, Time, Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated, Slate, the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune. He is the author of The Last Days of Old Beijing, which became a bestseller in China, and he divides his time between Pittsburgh and Singapore.