"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"".
""Magnificent. Roth is writing the best books of his life. He
captures better than anyone the collision of public and private,
the intrusion of history into the skin, the pores of every
individual alive"" - ""The Guardian""."