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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
Philip Roth's bestselling alternate history—the chilling story of what happens to one family when America elects a charismatic, isolationist president—is soon to be an HBO limited series. In an extraordinary feat of narrative invention, Philip Roth imagines an alternate history where Franklin D. Roosevelt loses the 1940 presidential election to heroic aviator and rabid isolationist Charles A. Lindbergh. Shortly thereafter, Lindbergh 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. "A terrific political novel . . . Sinister, vivid, dreamlike . . . creepily plausible. . . You turn the pages, astonished and frightened." — The New York Times Book Review
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
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2004.
  • Sidewise Awards for Alternate History, 2004.
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1933-2018
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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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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Plot Against America
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780547345314
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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
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True
Isbn
9780547345314
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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