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It Can't Happen Here


The timeless classic prophetically written in 1935 by the Nobel Prize-winningauthor of Babbit, Arrowsmith, and Main Street. Lewis tells a chilling ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.600
 Arthur S

It is Happening Here!

by Arthur S on Apr 25, 2013

A disturbing and dystopian book only a little less so than contemporary reality. Nonetheless, an important cautionary tale with great currency. Lewis is a great propagandist and satirist, at times too broad, but I love him and his politics none the less. More


Conservative Populism

by BruceHH on Jan 26, 2012

Prescient work on the political situation. The main character, Doremus Jessup, is newspaper editor in a Vermont town. He is involved in politics from a media perspective, i.e. trying to be somewhat neutral in coverage, though wary of Buzz Windrip the presidential candidate and his minions who wrested ... More


It can happen anywhere!

by Saundy on Jul 2, 2009

I bought this book to replace a long lost copy. Like all Sinclair Lewis books, a few words are dated as Mr. Lewis used 1930ish slang in some of his dialogue (luckily for me, I read this when my mother was alive and she provided definitions). Unfortunately, the chilling story is not outdated, so buy ... More


What if...

by Seth05 on May 3, 2007

It Can't Happen Here... a phrase often repeated in a book that considers, well, what if it did happen here? A promise of a few thousand dollars to every citizen leads to the election of a dictator and the fallout includes everything from concentration camps to executions. Set in Vermont, this is a ... More

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