Not only [Lewis's] most important book but one of the most important books ever produced in this country. -- The New Yorker
Written at white heat. -- Chicago Tribune
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The book is set in 1936 and clearly based on events in Germany. It tells of how a demagogue riding a wave of discontent, anger and racism --- and bigotry toward women and... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Paul J. Martos
I am familiar with the author, Sinclair Lewis, but I was not aware of this remarkable book. It was written in 1935, as a cautionary tale to an anxious and troubled nation that... Read morePublished 5 days ago by charlene at Dosido Bookshelf
I like the message but too many extraneous bits of information to make it.Published 11 days ago by myron fuller
So prophetic for these times. Scarily so. Even though the tyrant is a democrat (the parties were somewhat different in those days) it shows that a Donald Trump (fill in any name... Read morePublished 13 days ago by customer
Awesome story, and as it turns out predicted the rise of Trump, Cruz and the other proto-fascists currently leading the Republican field for President in 2016.Published 15 days ago by David Rakowski
This book is a scary reminder that we are not safe from threats just because we live in a democracy.Published 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
It started out pretty good, then got really unrealistic, then just got plain boring. Stopped reading half way.Published 2 months ago by D. C. Bellone
What can be said about a classic. Prophetic? Maybe, but I hope not.Published 2 months ago by dswoag53