Roth, Philip. The Plot Against America
Divergence: 1940 CE
What if: The 1940 Republican National Convention nominated Charles Lindbergh for the presidency, and he went on to defeat Roosevelt in the election and lead the United States onto an isolationist path.
Summary: The story of a New Jersey Jewish boy named Philip Roth in a different 1940-42.
Published: Houghton Mifflin 2004 (0618509283BUY); Cape 2004 (0224074539); Thorndike 2005 (0786271698); Vintage 2005 (1400079497BUY).
Original in: English.
Translation: Danish by Ove Husted Jensen as Komplottet mod Amerika, Gyldendal 2006 (8702033925).
Translation: French by Josée Kamoun as Le complot contre l'Amérique, Gallimard 2006 (2070774678), Folio 2007 (2070337901).
Translation: German by Werner Schmitz as Verschwörung gegen Amerika, Hanser 2005 (3446206620).
Translation: Italian by V. Mantovani as Il complotto contro l'America Einaudi 2005 (9788806173173), 2006 (9788806183165).
Translation: Spanish by Jordi Fibla as La conjura contra America, Random House Mondadori 2005 (0307344819).
Awards: Winner: 2004 Sidewise Award for best long-form alternate history.
Roth, Philip. "The Story Behind 'The Plot Against America'"
Summary: An author explains why he wrote a novel and the choices he made in constructing its background and characters.
Published: In The New York Times Sunday Book Review, Sep. 19, 2004.
Web link: The New York Times