It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

It Can't Happen Here

bySinclair Lewis, Michael Meyer, Gary Scharnhorst

Kobo ebook | January 7, 2014

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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

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Title:It Can't Happen HereFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 7, 2014Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0698152700

ISBN - 13:9780698152700

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