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    • The Road to Unfreedom

    • Russia, Europe, America
    • By: Timothy Snyder
    • Narrated by: Timothy Snyder
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
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      5 out of 5 stars 194

    With the end of the Cold War, the victory of liberal democracy was thought to be absolute. Observers declared the end of history, confident in a peaceful, globalized future. But we now know this to be premature. Authoritarianism first returned in Russia, as Putin developed a political system dedicated solely to the consolidation and exercise of power. In the last six years, it has creeped from east to west as nationalism inflames Europe, abetted by Russian propaganda and cyberwarfare.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Key Understanding of Modern Politics

    • By Richard Keohane on 04-08-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • On Tyranny

    • Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
    • By: Timothy Snyder
    • Narrated by: Timothy Snyder
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,494
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,253
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,236

    The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the 20th century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Required reading

    • By A. R. S. on 04-17-17

    Regular price: $7.00

    • Black Earth

    • The Holocaust as History and Warning
    • By: Timothy Snyder
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 245

    In this epic history of extermination and survival, Timothy Snyder presents a new explanation of the great atrocity of the 20th century and reveals the risks that we face in the 21st. Based on new sources from Eastern Europe and forgotten testimonies from Jewish survivors, Black Earth recounts the mass murder of the Jews as an event that is still close to us, more comprehensible than we would like to think and thus all the more terrifying.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tough book but worth it!

    • By Amazon customer on 11-20-15

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Test of Nazism That Trump Failed

    • By: Timothy Snyder
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    “No. 1, I am the least anti-Semitic person that you’ve ever seen in your entire life. No. 2, racism, the least racist person.” So the president said at a news conference in February. These words left me uneasy. A moment ago, as I was looking at photographs of young men in Charlottesville, Va., who were from my home state, Ohio, and thinking about the message “Heil Hitler” on the T-shirt that one wore, it dawned on me why.

    "The Test of Nazism That Trump Failed" is from the August 19, 2017 Commentary section of The New York Times. It was written by Timothy Snyder and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Thinking the Twentieth Century

    • By: Tony Judt, Timothy Snyder
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
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      4 out of 5 stars 57
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    Here is the final book of unparalleled historian Tony Judt. Where Judt’s masterpiece Postwar redefined the history of modern Europe by uniting the stories of its eastern and western halves, Thinking the Twentieth Century unites the century’s conflicted intellectual history into a single soaring narrative. The 20th century comes to life as the age of ideas - a time when, for good or for ill, the thoughts of the few reigned over the lives of the many.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • UNINTELLIGIBLE

    • By Norman on 03-07-12

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Road to Unfreedom

    • By: Timothy Snyder
    • Narrated by: Timothy Snyder
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Road to Unfreedom, written and read by Timothy Snyder. The past is another country, the old saying goes. The same might be said of the future. But which country? For Europeans and Americans today, the answer is Russia.Today's Russia is an oligarchy propped up by illusions and repression. But it also represents the fulfilment of tendencies already present in the West. And if Moscow's drive to dissolve Western states and values succeeds, this could become our reality, too. In this visionary work of contemporary history, Timothy Snyder shows how Russia works within the West to destroy the West.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very dense but also accessible

    • By Christian R. Unger on 05-15-18

    Regular price: $24.00

    • On Tyranny

    • Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
    • By: Timothy Snyder
    • Narrated by: Timothy Snyder
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    In the 20th century, European democracies collapsed into fascism, Nazism and communism. These were movements in which a leader or a party claimed to give voice to the people, promised to protect them from global existential threats, and rejected reason in favour of myth. European history shows us that societies can break, democracies can fall, ethics can collapse, and ordinary people can find themselves in unimaginable circumstances. History can familiarise, and it can warn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • outstanding

    • By Philip I. Kyson on 06-04-17

    Regular price: $19.18

    • The Red Prince

    • The Secret Lives of a Habsburg Archduke
    • By: Timothy Snyder
    • Narrated by: Michael Damon
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    From the palaces of the Habsburg Empire to the torture chambers of Stalin's Soviet Union, the extraordinary story of a life suspended between the collapse of the imperial order and the violent emergence of modern Europe. Wilhelm Von Habsburg wore the uniform of the Austrian officer, the court regalia of a Habsburg archduke, the simple suit of a Parisian exile, the collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece, and, every so often, a dress.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • little known story about Hapsburgs

    • By Janice on 03-30-10

    Regular price: $24.95