It Can’t Happen Here
by Sinclair Lewis
Lawn Gnome Publishing
It Can’t Happen Here was published in 1935 by American author Sinclair Lewis. The book is a satirical novel about a fascist takeover in America. The main character, Buzz Windrip, appeals to voters by energizing his base against immigrants, people on welfare, and the liberal press. The novel is called “frighteningly contemporary” in the wake of the 2016 Donald Trump campaign and election (Slate).
Sinclair Lewis is known for classics Elmer Gantry, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith. In 1930, Lewis was the first writer from the United States to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Lawn Gnome Publishing presents It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis to today’s ebook readers because of the unique parallels the book offers to the current political climate. The novel is rooted in history, featuring William Randolph Hearst and Franklin Delano Roosevelt as characters.