The Plot Against America by Philip Roth – Review

The-Plot-Against-America-by-Philip-RothThe Plot Against America was written by the incredible author and novelist Philip Roth. Originally this novel was published in September 2004 in the United States of America. Phil Roth decides to change one event in the history and he decides to change the elections of Roosevelt Lindbergh. Lindbergh actually beats Roosevelt and becomes a president. This place and this time frame is 1940’s.

The total length of this novel is 400 pages. It was the alternate history novel that won “New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year” in 2004 and also got James Fenimore Cooper Prize in 2005. This novel was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Originally published in the English language.

The Plot Against America

The Plot against America, the name sounds like it just as big conspiratorial theory but it’s actually a novel. It’s set beginning in the early 1930’s in the United States in New Jersey and the premises basically what would happen if Charles Lindbergh who was known as an anti-Semite, came to power, pushing FDR out and how America could perhaps have been moving in the same kinds of a direction, not to the same extent as the fascist German as fascist Germany but in that direction.

The principal person, the protagonist is a thirteen-year-old, growing up in New Jersey, Jewish. All the things that happened to him and to his family within the United States. So, it’s a made-up story but for the most part, the people, the principal players Lindbergh Roosevelt and many others are actually real.

Coming up in 2004, It’s fairly sure that Philip Roth had in mind some of the things that were happening in the United States as well because when you read it you begin at least putting yourself back a few years from now to envision perhaps the United States going in some kind of a wrong direction as well. It’s kind of a political statement for modern times as well as a historical novel.

It’s very well written Philip Roth, an amazing writer. It is not terribly long, teaches you something about history which is always good and just as entertaining.

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Philip Milton Roth (writer)


Philip Milton Roth is famous American author and novelist. When he writes the story, he starts off as a nine-year-old boy and third grade lives in a regular family in New Mark and his mom’s the PTA president and Dad as an insurance agent which is pretty typical. He wrote a Novella “Goodbye, Columbus” in 1959 that gained attention.

He was born on 19 March 1933 in Newark, New Jersey (United States) and died at the age of 84. His spouse names were Claire Bloom and Margaret Martinson.

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