Friday, May 28, 2010

Five American presidents in alternate history

At io9, David Daw came up with a few American presidents in alternate history. One alt-president from his list:
Charles Lindbergh

Famous aviator Charles Lindbergh was considered and courted for the Republican nomination for president through the 1930s and early '40s although he never ran. He was also widely suspected to have been anti-semitic and to have been a Nazi sympathizer. Given those facts it's little wonder that a fictional Charles Lindbergh presidency is the premise of two separate books K is for Killing, by Daniel Easterman and The Plot Against America, by Philip Roth. While Lindbergh's presidency is anti-semitic in both alternate timelines, Easterman's book has Lindbergh descend fully into fascism as his presidency, supported by the KKK, sets up Koncentration Kamps all over the United States and almost allies with Hitler in WWII.
Read about another alternate president.

--Marshal Zeringue