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    • The Death of Democracy

    • Hitler's Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic
    • By: Benjamin Carter Hett
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    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 this dramatic audiobook, Benjamin Carter Hett answers these questions, and the story he tells has disturbing resonances for our own time. Benjamin Carter Hett is one of America’s leading scholars of 20th-century Germany and a gifted storyteller whose portraits of the feckless politicians of the Weimar Republic show how fragile democracy can be when those in power do not respect it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Too Close for Comfort

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-05-18

    Regular price: $25.51

    • Burning the Reichstag: An Investigation into the Third Reich's Enduring Mystery

    • By: Benjamin Carter Hett
    • Narrated by: Andrew Ingalls
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    In Burning the Reichstag, Benjamin Hett offers a gripping account of Hitler's rise to dictatorship - one that challenges orthodoxy and recovers the true significance of the part the fire played. At the scene the police arrested 23-year-old Marinus van der Lubbe, a Dutch Communist stonemason. Though he was initially dismissed abroad as a Nazi tool, post-war historians since the 1950s have largely judged him solely guilty - a lone arsonist exploited by Hitler.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Somewhat disappointing

    • By Michelle on 07-04-15

    Regular price: $24.95