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It Can T Happen Here

Author : Sinclair Lewis
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Genre : Anti-fascist movements
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Written by by American author Sinclair Lewis, 'It Can't Happen Here' is a semi-satirical political novel. It was first published in the year 1935, during the rise of fascism in Europe. It describes the rise of Berzelius "Buzz" Windrip, a politician who defeats Franklin Delano Roosevelt and is elected President of the United States, after fomenting fear and promising drastic economic and social reforms while promoting a return to patriotism and "traditional" values.

Main Street

Author : Sinclair Lewis
ISBN : 9781447495185
Genre : Fiction
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Carol Milford is a free-spirited young woman who marries Will Kennicott, a small-town doctor. After they marry, Will convinces Carol to move to his home town of Gopher Prairie, Minnesota. Unimpressed by the backwardness of the town, Carole embarks on a crusade of civic reform that is not received welcomingly. This text is highly recommended for fans and collectors of Lewis's work, and it would make for a great addition to any bookshelf. Harry Sinclair Lewis (1885 - 1951) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. He became the first American writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1930. Many antiquarian books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.

It Can T Happen Here

Author : Sinclair Lewis
ISBN : 9780698152700
Genre : Fiction
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“The novel that foreshadowed Donald Trump’s authoritarian appeal.”—Salon It Can’t Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis’s later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith. A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, it is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America. Written during the Great Depression, when the country was largely oblivious to Hitler’s aggression, it juxtaposes sharp political satire with the chillingly realistic rise of a president who becomes a dictator to save the nation from welfare cheats, sex, crime, and a liberal press. Called “a message to thinking Americans” by the Springfield Republican when it was published in 1935, It Can’t Happen Here is a shockingly prescient novel that remains as fresh and contemporary as today’s news. Includes an Introduction by Michael Meyer and an Afterword by Gary Scharnhorst

Arrowsmith

Author : Sinclair Lewis
ISBN : 9781443417570
Genre : Fiction
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Published in 1925, Arrowsmith is the story of Martin Arrowsmith, a gifted scientist making his way from a small Midwestern town to the apex of the scientific community. Arrowsmith follows the titular character from medical school through stints as a small-town doctor and regional health official to his discovery of a virus that destroys bacteria. Arrowsmith was awarded the 1926 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, but the award was declined by the author. It has been adapted for radio, film and television. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Kingsblood Royal

Author : Sinclair Lewis
ISBN : 9780375756863
Genre : Fiction
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Neil Kingsblood, an average middle-American banker, finds that he has African-American blood, a discovery which takes him to two Americas, one black and one white.

It Didn T Happen Here

Author : Seymour Martin Lipset
ISBN : 0393322548
Genre : History
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LIPSET/IT DIDNT HAPPEN HERE

It Could Happen Here

Author : Bruce Judson
ISBN : 9780061959653
Genre : Political Science
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In It Could Happen Here, Bruce Judson, author of Go It Alone!, explains why revolution is possible in the United States—and makes the most disturbing case yet for why our economics are leading us inevitably toward a just such a crisis. Underscoring the historically dangerous levels of inequality in our country today, It Could Happen Here “will cause you to think about the risks for a nation divided between haves and have nots.” (Walter Isaacson)

Elmer Gantry

Author : Sinclair Lewis
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Genre : Evangelists
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Main Street Babbitt

Author : Sinclair Lewis
ISBN : 0940450615
Genre : Drama
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Two of Lewis' novels depict the hipocrisy and complacency of middle-class America

It Can Happen Here

Author : Claire Sprague
ISBN : 1479380202
Genre : Literary Criticism
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It can happen here. “It” is right wing revolution in America. That will never happen here, we assume. But the unimaginable does happen here in three daring counterfactual novels by Jack London, Sinclair Lewis and Philip Roth. Not where or how it was supposed to happen. For the usual suspects, alien ideologues, are nowhere to be seen. Instead, insiders make the revolution. Outsiders, those frightening “others” who have had different names throughout history, do not make it. Insiders do it. In "The Iron Heel", London imagines a proto-fascist Oligarchy that precipitates its overthrow of the elected government by throwing a bomb in the House of Representatives in 1913. "It" happens again in 1936 when President Buzz Windrip shows his true colors as a fascist in "It Can't Happen Here" and again in 1940 when President Charles Lindbergh acts on the same sympathies in "The Plot Against America". These catastrophes accompany a century of war and economic dislocation that are in the history books and help to make the timing of right wing takeovers plausible. Few readers of "The Call of the Wild" know that London was a committed Socialist whose works influenced George Orwell's 1984. Orwell praised The Iron Heel's political prescience, but was less sure of its literary strengths. Nonetheless, the novel is a formidable work of imagination that has been called America's "1984". "It Can't Happen Here" was published just before FDR's second term when the country was in deep depression and Hitler's rise had barely begun. "The Plot Against America" overlaps in time with this novel and takes the reader into the 1940s. All three novels underscore the historical strengths of native right wing movements. Fascism did not happen here, but these novels powerfully evoke its dark potential in American life.

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