Publisher description for The plot against America / Philip Roth.


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Counter 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.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Lindbergh, Charles A, (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 Fiction, Presidents United States Fiction, Presidents Election Fiction, Jews United States Fiction, Jewish families Fiction, Newark (N, Y, ) Fiction, Antisemitism Fiction