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The Plot Against America, Philip Roth

Posted in alternate history, biography, books, sf with tags on May 13, 2010 by Matt

What if…Charles Lindbergh made a surprise bid for the 1940 Republican presidential nomination, took the White House, and proceeded to form a pact with Nazi Germany to keep America out of the World War brewing up in Europe and Asia, while simultaneously initiating policies to encourage “America’s religious and national minorities to become further incorporated into the larger society.” Most to the point of this book, how would those events have affected little “Phil” Roth, 9 years old and growing up in an urban, almost entirely Jewish, New Jersey neighborhood.

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