The Death of Democracy: Hitler's Rise To Power And The Downfall Of The Weimar Republic
- World War II, European History
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Falling for Hitler
Why did democracy fall apart so quickly and completely in Germany in the 1930s? In The Death of Democracy, Benjamin Carter Hett charts Hitler’s astounding rise to power—and reveals how the failures of the Weimar Republic allowed it to happen.
To say that Hitler was elected is too simple. Responding to a spate of violent popular insurgencies rocking the nation, Germany’s leading politicians attempted to co-opt the Nazi leader. Hett lays bare the misguided confidence of those who believed that Hitler would support them, not recognizing that they had willingly given him the tools to turn Germany into a vicious dictatorship.
Hett offers a chilling and eerily prescient narrative of the twentieth century’s greatest political calamity.
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|Release Date:||April 17, 2018|