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The Resource The death of democracy : Hitler's rise to power and the downfall of the Weimar Republic, Benjamin Carter Hett

The death of democracy : Hitler's rise to power and the downfall of the Weimar Republic, Benjamin Carter Hett

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The death of democracy : Hitler's rise to power and the downfall of the Weimar Republic
Title
The death of democracy
Title remainder
Hitler's rise to power and the downfall of the Weimar Republic
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Carter Hett
Title variation
Hitler's rise to power and the downfall of the Weimar Republic
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 [this book], 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."--Dust jacket
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YDX
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Hett, Benjamin Carter
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Hitler, Adolf
  • Hindenburg, Paul von
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Democracy
  • Political leadership
  • National socialism
Label
The death of democracy : Hitler's rise to power and the downfall of the Weimar Republic, Benjamin Carter Hett
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 280 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250162502
Lccn
bl2018003982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1002530394
Label
The death of democracy : Hitler's rise to power and the downfall of the Weimar Republic, Benjamin Carter Hett
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 280 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250162502
Lccn
bl2018003982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1002530394

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