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The Plot Against America
Narrated by Ron Silver
A Novel by Philip Roth
ESL English Listening :: Adult Literacy

     The Plot Against America imagines "an alternate American history told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in Newark, New Jersey, as they watch the political rise of [an] isolationist and populist, Charles Lindbergh, who becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism."
     Pulitzer Prize–winner Philip Roth recounts what it is 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.

Philip Roth: "It is easier to comprehend the election of an imaginary President like Charles Lindbergh than an actual President like Donald Trump. Lindbergh, despite his Nazi sympathies and racist proclivities, was a great aviation hero ... Trump is just a con artist." -New Yorker Magazine, January 30, 2017

Philip Roth's writings include the novella "Goodbye Columbus" which is also posted on this website.

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