Sunday, February 11, 2018

Twenty-five notable fictional presidents

At B&N Reads Tara Sonin tagged twenty-five fictional presidents. One entry on the list:
The Plot Against America, by Philip Roth

An Alternative history where FDR loses the 1940 election to isolationist Charles Lindbergh…who strikes a deal with Hitler to stay out of his way. But tensions rise, along with anti-Semitism, and the consequences are seen through the eyes of one boy.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Plot Against America is on James Miller's top ten list of conspiracy theories in fiction, Jeff Somers's six best list of insane presidents, D.J. Taylor's top ten list of counter-factual novelsKatharine Trendacosta and Charlie Jane Anders's top ten list of epic power struggles, Steven Amsterdam's list of five top books on worry, Stephen L. Carter's list of five top presidential thrillers, and David Daw's list of five American presidents in alternate history.

--Marshal Zeringue