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Plot Against America

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ISBN-10: 1400079497

ISBN-13: 9781400079490

Edition: 2005

Authors: Philip Roth

List price: $17.00
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In an astonishing feat of empathy and 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 threaten to destroy his small, safe corner of America-and with it, his mother, his father, and his older brother.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/27/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
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