The Nazi Menace by Benjamin Carter Hett audiobook

The Nazi Menace: Hitler, Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and the Road to War

By Benjamin Carter Hett
Read by Raphael Corkhill

Macmillan Audio
14.75 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781250755414

A panoramic narrative of the years leading up to the Second World War—a tale of democratic crisis, racial conflict, and a belated recognition of evil, with profound resonance for our own time. Berlin, November 1937. Adolf Hitler meets with his military commanders to impress upon them the urgent necessity for a war of aggression in eastern Europe. Some generals are unnerved by the Führer’s grandiose plan, but these dissenters are silenced one by one, setting in motion events that will culminate in the most calamitous war in history. Benjamin Carter Hett takes us behind the scenes in Berlin, London, Moscow, and Washington, revealing the unsettled politics within each country in the wake of the German dictator’s growing provocations. He reveals the fitful path by which anti-Nazi forces inside and outside Germany came to understand Hitler’s true menace to European civilization and learned to oppose him, painting a sweeping portrait of governments under siege, as larger-than-life figures struggled to turn events to their advantage. As in The Death of Democracy, his acclaimed history of the fall of the Weimar Republic, Hett draws on original sources and newly released documents to show how these long-ago conflicts have unexpected resonances in our own time. To read The Nazi Menace is to see past and present in a new and unnerving light. A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company

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A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

A panoramic narrative of the years leading up to the Second World War—a tale of democratic crisis, racial conflict, and a belated recognition of evil, with profound resonance for our own time. Berlin, November 1937. Adolf Hitler meets with his military commanders to impress upon them the urgent necessity for a war of aggression in eastern Europe. Some generals are unnerved by the Führer’s grandiose plan, but these dissenters are silenced one by one, setting in motion events that will culminate in the most calamitous war in history. Benjamin Carter Hett takes us behind the scenes in Berlin, London, Moscow, and Washington, revealing the unsettled politics within each country in the wake of the German dictator’s growing provocations. He reveals the fitful path by which anti-Nazi forces inside and outside Germany came to understand Hitler’s true menace to European civilization and learned to oppose him, painting a sweeping portrait of governments under siege, as larger-than-life figures struggled to turn events to their advantage. As in The Death of Democracy, his acclaimed history of the fall of the Weimar Republic, Hett draws on original sources and newly released documents to show how these long-ago conflicts have unexpected resonances in our own time. To read The Nazi Menace is to see past and present in a new and unnerving light. A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An excellent read for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of the thinking behind World War II.” Kirkus Reviews
“[A] lucid, vigorous and highly readable account of one of the great turning points of history… [Hett] is adept at extracting the colorful and telling details from the historical record and weaving them into a vast tapestry.”­ Jewish Journal
“Thanks to the author’s knack for the capsule biography, we gain fascinating insights into less obvious figures.” ­­ New York Times Book Review

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Author Bio: Benjamin Carter Hett

Author Bio: Benjamin Carter Hett

Benjamin Carter Hett is the author of The Death of Democracy, Burning the Reichstag, Crossing Hitler, and Death in the Tiergarten. He is a professor of history at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He holds a PhD in history from Harvard University and a law degree from the University of Toronto.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 14.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English