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Plot Against America

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ISBN-10: 0618509283

ISBN-13: 9780618509287

Edition: 2004

Authors: Philip Roth

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When the renowned aviation hero and rabid isolationist Charles A. Lindbergh defeated Franklin Roosevelt 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 virulent anti-Semitic policies he appeared to accept without difficulty. What then followed in America is the historical setting for this startling new book by Pulitzer Prizewinner…    
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/5/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

"Goodbye, Columbus' is a first book but it is not the book of a beginner. Unlike those of us who come howling into the world, blind and bare, Mr. Roth appears with nails, hair, and teeth, speaking coherently. At 26 he is skillful, witty, and energetic and performs like a virtuoso"---so wrote Saul Bellow when Philip Roth made a loud entry onto the literary scene with Goodbye, Columbus (1960), a novella and short stories that won the 1960 National Book Award. Roth, born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, attended the public schools of that city and went on to Bucknell University before receiving his M.A. from the University of Chicago and publishing stories about contemporary Jewish life in…    

June 1940-October 1940: Vote for Lindbergh or Vote for War
November 1940-June 1941: Loudmouth Jew
June 1941-December 1941: Following Christians
January 1942-February 1942: The Stump
March 1942-June 1942: Never Before
May 1942-June 1942: Their Country
June 1942-October 1942: The Winchell Riots
October 1942: Bad Days
October 1942: Perpetual Fear
Note to the Reader
A True Chronology of the Major Figures
Other Historical Figures in the Work
Some Documentation