On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

Written by:
Timothy Snyder
Narrated by:
Timothy Snyder

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
February 2017
1 hour 47 minutes
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A “bracing” (Vox) guide for surviving and resisting America’s turn towards authoritarianism, from “a rising public intellectual unafraid to make bold connections between past and present” (The New York Times)

“Timothy Snyder reasons with unparalleled clarity, throwing the past and future into sharp relief. He has written the rare kind of book that can be read in one sitting but will keep you coming back to help regain your bearings.”—Masha Gessen

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 twentieth 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.

On Tyranny is a call to arms and a guide to resistance, with invaluable ideas for how we can preserve our freedoms in the uncertain years to come.
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Dwain P.

very incitful

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Lisa P

Listen to this book ... more than once.

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Karen G.

Essential reading for every human, T Snyder guides us to navigate through the onslaught of tyranny that is gripping the populace.

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Michael U.

Obviously doesn't like Trump won't even call him by name.

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Philip H.

The story is scary because the author provides an historical backdrop of tyranny which looks so familiar with what is happening today. Snyder differentiates patriots and nationalists and describes techniques used by authoritarians t gani control over democratic societies. This book is as relevant today in 2020 before the election as it was when written in 2016. I definitely recommend this audio book. It's only 1 hr 47 min and best way to buy is directly from Audiobooks for $5. Narrator is excellent.

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Teresa M.

A must read for this time. I recommend everyone read this before November. A perfect read for this policial climate.

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Courtney M

Concise and eye opening. A perfect audio book for your commute to and from work. I found it difficult to put this book on pause on multiple occasions.

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Jennifer Thomas

This book is fantastic! I learned so much from this book that I decided to read and listen to it again.

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