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|Named Person:||Charles A Lindbergh|
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|ISBN:||0224074539 9780224074537 0224075136 9780224075138|
|Description:||391 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||June 1940-October 1940 : Vote for Lindbergh or vote for war --
November 1940-June 1941 : Loudmouth Jew --
June 1941-December 1941 : Following Christians --
January 1942-February 1942 : The stump --
March 1942-June 1942 : Never before --
May 1942-June 1942 : Their country --
June 1942-October 1942 : The Winchell riots --
October 1942 : Bad days --
October 1942 : Perpetual fear. 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 whose virulent anti-Semitic policies he appeared to accept without difficulty. What 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.