The Death of Democracy by Benjamin Carter Hett

The Death of Democracy

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 happenWhy 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 tim...

Details The Death of Democracy

TitleThe Death of Democracy
Release DateApr 3rd, 2018
PublisherHenry Holt and Company
GenreHistory, Nonfiction, Politics, Cultural, Germany

Reviews The Death of Democracy

  • Aaron Finestone
    Confronted with the title of this book, one could conclude that it is about the political scene in the United States. The elected head of our Republic has set the news agenda every day since he assumed office. The Washington Post displays the slogan “Democracy Dies in Darkness.”Hunter College history professor, Benjamin Carter Hett, writes about the death of a different democracy–Germany. The Death of Democracy (Henry Holt & Company) tells ...
  • Casey Wheeler
    Four out of Five StarsI received a free Kindle copy of The Death of Democracy by Benjamin Carter Hett courtesy of Net Galley  and Henry Holt and Company, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my fiction book review blog. I also posted it to my Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Plus pages.I requested this book as I have read a number of books on World...
  • Anne Morgan
    How Hitler was able to come into power in Germany has always been an interesting debate. What could have been differently? How much of our debates are 20-20 hindsight versus what was actually seen and known at the time? Could something like that ever happen again? Benjamin Carter Hett's The Death of Democracy: Hitler's Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic is the latest look into the Germany of the 1920s and 1930s and an attempt t...
  • Ricky Duncan
    I wasn’t sure about the blurb when I read it on goodreads. But I’ve always like WWII history, so I clicked it and won a free copy. I must say the blurb doesn’t do it justice. I loved the book. Amazing historical view of the rise of Hitler and his party to power. Recommend to all war history readers. Shows the background of the war.
  • Hasso von Moltke
    This book is a superb look into the politics of the Weimar Republic and how those politics lead to the creation of the Third Reich. Mr. Hett dispels many of the myths of the period, such as the unity of 1914, the stab in the back of 1918, and the inevitability of the Nazi's rise to power. However, while dismissing this myths, he also shows how they became deeply ingrained in the German psyche, and how they influenced the politicians and people of...
  • Craig Pearson
    As a historian I was very interested in the subject of this book. I expected with the premise of loosing democracy in Germany that there would be a general discussion of the history of Germany and the life of Adolph Hitler and it was. The problem was the wordiness of the discussion. The story just did not flow.