Last month one of the books I read was Coraline, by Neil Gaiman. It's a superbly-written book, but shudderingly creepy for a children’s book.
This month I am reading a far scarier book - The Plot Against America, by Philip Roth.
The book starts in June 1940, with Charles Lindbergh, famous airplane pilot and isolationist, running as the Republican candidate in the presidential election against Franklin Roosevelt. The book is a fascinating mix of actual history and historical fiction. Here is a quote from page 6:
… Lindbergh …. expressed quite openly his high regard for Hitler, calling Germany the world’s “most interesting nation” and its leader “a great man.” And all this interest and admiration after Hitler’s 1935 racial laws had denied Germany’s Jews their civil, social, and property rights, nullified their citizenship, and forbidden intermarriage with Aryans.
Lindbergh really did say things like that.
I am finding this book (copyright 2004) has a lot of parallels with current events.
In Roth's book, Lindbergh wins the election. Very scary.