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It Can't Happen Here - Sinclair Lewis, Perry Meisel
It Can't Happen Here
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780451525826 (0451525825)
Publisher: Signet Classics
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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Thewanderingjew rated it
5.0 A Very Prophetic Novel Subject to Interpretation!
It Can’t Happen Here, Sinclair Lewis, author; Grover Gardner, narrator The time is 1936. The Depression is a nightmare memory which has changed the mood of the country. There is political unrest, a charged atmosphere of distrust for government officials, anger at rich corporate giants, and a general...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
4.0 The Rise of an American Dictatorship
I discovered this book after reading a collection of interviews by Howard Zinn where he described it as a warning about how the United States could become a fascist dictatorship. Zinn's argument was that the US is already heading down that road, though it has not quite reached that point at the time...
Autumn Adventures
Autumn Adventures rated it
Written in the 30s, during the depths of the Depression, before World War II, this dystopian classic paints a grim picture of America's fall into it's own flavor of fascism. Some of his assertions stretched my belief nearly to the breaking point, most notable being the seemingly easy evaporation of...
spocksbro rated it
Though written around 1934, this is a frighteningly prescient book considering the state of the country today. Lewis' presentation of the hero's time in an American concentration camp is particularly affecting.
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Maven Books rated it
4.0 It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
A scary picture of what could happen in the US, if political issues/plans are deceptively presented. Some of it was a bit eerie for the connection to today, but I think the takeover in the book was far less gradual than were it to actually happen. The build-up of a dictatorship took about two years ...
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