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The Plot Against America

Roth, Philip (Book - 2004 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Plot Against America
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Authors: Roth, Philip
Title: The plot against America
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2004
Characteristics: 391 p. ;,24 cm
ISBN: 0618509283
Statement of Responsibility: Philip Roth
Subject Headings: Newark (N.Y.) Fiction Antisemitism Fiction Jewish families Fiction Jews United States Fiction Presidents Election Fiction Presidents United States Fiction Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 Fiction
Topical Term: Antisemitism
Jewish families
Jews
Presidents
Presidents
LCCN: 2004047490
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Alternative history at its most chilling: Charles Lindbergh defeats FDR in the 1940 presidential election and seeks accommodation with Hitler, even as the Roth family (and millions of other American Jews) watch anxiously from the sidelines.


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Apr 24, 2013
  • wwojulia rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

At times I couldn't tell where this book was going and kept waiting for the other shoe to drop. Despite that feeling, I enjoyed the sidewinding nature of the descriptions of life of the main character. After finishing the book, I realized I'm thinking about it more now than I did when it was in my hands. It left me with a lingering eerie feeling, which is a good thing.

Apr 03, 2012
  • Stevenarntson rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I mentioned this book as part of an ongoing review series called "Literary Counterparts."

http://www.stevenarntson.com/2012/04/literary-counterparts-doubleroth.html

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