It Can't Happen Here

by Gary Scharnhorst, Michael Meyer, Sinclair Lewis

Penguin Publishing Group | January 7, 2014 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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The only one of Sinclair Lewis's later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith, It Can't Happen Here is a cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America. Written during the Great Depression when America 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, rampant promiscuity, crime, and a liberal press. Now finally back in print, It Can't Happen Here remains uniquely important, a shockingly prescient novel that's as fresh and contemporary as today's news.
"Written at white heat." —Chicago Tribune
"A message to thinking Americans." —Springfield Republican
"Not only [Lewis's] most important book but one of the most important books ever produced in this country." —The New Yorker

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Published: January 7, 2014

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 0698152700

ISBN - 13: 9780698152700

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It Can't Happen Here

by Gary Scharnhorst, Michael Meyer, Sinclair Lewis

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: January 7, 2014

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0698152700

ISBN - 13: 9780698152700

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The only one of Sinclair Lewis's later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith, It Can't Happen Here is a cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America. Written during the Great Depression when America 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, rampant promiscuity, crime, and a liberal press. Now finally back in print, It Can't Happen Here remains uniquely important, a shockingly prescient novel that's as fresh and contemporary as today's news.
"Written at white heat." —Chicago Tribune
"A message to thinking Americans." —Springfield Republican
"Not only [Lewis's] most important book but one of the most important books ever produced in this country." —The New Yorker