Philip Roth: The Plot Against America

(Fiction, 416 pp. 2004)

Roth’s stirring work of historical fiction depicts the impact on a New Jersey Jewish family of Charles Lindbergh’s defeat of Franklin Roosevelt in the 1940 Presidential election.  

  • Discussion questions from Houghton-Mifflin publishers
  • Discussion questions from Union for Reform Judaism
  • Review by Ron Charles, Christian Science Monitor, September 29, 2004
  • Review by Michiko Kakutani, New York Times, September 21, 2004
  • Review by Jacob Risinger, The Oxonian Review, December 15, 2004
  • Review by Paul Berman, New York Times, October 3, 2004
  • Review by Daniel Handler, San Francisco Chronicle, October 3, 2004
  • Review by Mark Schechner, The Forward, October 1, 2004
  • Review by Steve Almond, Jbooks.com
  • “Alternate History” from Wikipedia
  • Essay by Naama Goldstein, NextBook, October 15, 2004
  • Essay by Philip Roth, “The Story Behind The Plot Against America,” New York Times, September 19, 2004
  • Video: Katie Couric interviews Philip Roth (6 min.)
  • Review by Edward Morris, BookPage, January 2003
  • Review by Felice Aull, NYU School of Medicine, July 2, 2004
  • Presentation by Sherwin Nuland, CSPAN (58 min.)