9781250210869-1250210860-The Death of Democracy: Hitler's Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic

The Death of Democracy: Hitler's Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic

ISBN-13: 9781250210869
ISBN-10: 1250210860
Edition: Reprint
Author: Hett, Benjamin Carter
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Format: Paperback 320 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781250210869
ISBN-10: 1250210860
Edition: Reprint
Author: Hett, Benjamin Carter
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Format: Paperback 320 pages

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Acknowledged authors Hett, Benjamin Carter wrote The Death of Democracy: Hitler's Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic comprising 320 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1250210860 and 9781250210869. Since then The Death of Democracy: Hitler's Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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A riveting account of how the Nazi Party came to power and how the failures of the Weimar Republic and the shortsightedness of German politicians allowed it to happen.

Why did democracy fall apart so quickly and completely in Germany in the 1930s? How did a democratic government allow Adolf Hitler to seize power? In The Death of Democracy, Benjamin Carter Hett answers these questions, and the story he tells has disturbing resonances for our own time.

To say that Hitler was elected is too simple. He would never have come to power if Germany’s leading politicians had not responded to a spate of populist insurgencies by trying to co-opt him, a strategy that backed them into a corner from which the only way out was to bring the Nazis in. Hett lays bare the misguided confidence of conservative politicians who believed that Hitler and his followers would willingly support them, not recognizing that their efforts to use the Nazis actually played into Hitler’s hands. They had willingly given him the tools to turn Germany into a vicious dictatorship.

Benjamin Carter Hett is a leading scholar of twentieth-century Germany and a gifted storyteller whose portraits of these feckless politicians show how fragile democracy can be when those in power do not respect it. He offers a powerful lesson for today, when democracy once again finds itself embattled and the siren song of strongmen sounds ever louder.

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