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The Resource The Plot Against America

The Plot Against America

Label
The Plot Against America
Title
The Plot Against America
Statement of responsibility
Philip Roth
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Language
eng
Summary
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 Prize–winner Philip Roth, who recounts what it was like for his Newark family — and for a million such families all over the country — during the menacing years of the Lindbergh presidency, when American citizens who happened to be Jews had every reason to expect the worst
Summary
In a novel of alternative history, aviation hero and isolationist Charles A. Lindbergh defeats Franklin Roosevelt in the 1940 presidential election, negotiating a cordial accord with Adolf Hitler, accepting his conquest of Europe and anti-Semitic policies, and igniting a storm of fear for Jewish families throughout America
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Storyline
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2005.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2004.
  • James Fenimore Cooper Prize, 2005
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2004
  • Sidewise Awards for Alternate History, 2004.
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2004.
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126923
Cataloging source
DLC
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1933-
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Roth, Philip
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Plot Against America
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:fd77a795-2328-4892-82a9-37cf5c5ce97e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780547345314
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Plot Against America
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:fd77a795-2328-4892-82a9-37cf5c5ce97e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780547345314
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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