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Description - The Plot Against America by Philip Roth

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. Lindbergh had publicly blamed the Jews for pushing America towards a pointless war with Nazi Germany. Then, upon taking office as the 33rd president of the United States, he also negotiated a cordial 'understanding' with Adolf Hitler. What followed in America is the historical setting for this startling new novel by Pulitzer-prize winner Philip Roth, who recounts what it was like for his Newark family during the menacing years of the Lindbergh presidency, when American citizens who happened to be Jews had every reason to expect the worst. Praise for The Plot Against America- 'The Plot Against America is an epic, built painstakingly, passionately, near perfectly of the small structures of the particular. A dark, humane masterpiece. Roth is at the peak of his powers' The Times * 'The word genius doesn't seem excessive utterly plausible. The Plot Against America creates its reality magisterially, in long, fluid sentences that carry you beyond scepticism' The Guardian

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099478560
ISBN-10: 0099478560
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 25mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Philip Roth

In 1997 Philip Roth won the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral.In1998 he received the National Medal of Arts at the White House, and in 2002 received the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters,the Gold Medal in Fiction, previously awarded to John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, and Saul Bellow, among others. He has twice won the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 2005, Philip Roth will become the third living American writer to have his work published in a comprehensive, definitive edition by the Library of America. The last ofthe eight volumes is scheduled for publication in 2013.

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