12 Apr In Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania, Blendi Fevziu provides the first English- language biography of the dictator, drawing upon hitherto. The regime that the Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha led from until his death in Using unseen documents and first-hand interviews, journalist Blendi Fevziu . 16 Jun Blendi Fevziu’s biography of Enver Hoxha, the Albanian ruler from to , is the biggest-selling book in the history of the Balkan country.
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Unlike Hitler and Stalin, Hoxha was a prolific writer. The effects of forty one years of dictatorship, of isolation, cannot be easily remediated.
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Hoxha, like he made his country, was quite isolated. I felt very bad during the reading, sad and stressed.
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Share with friends Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email. Now I know who is the one to blendi fevziu enver hoxha for the ignorance prevailing in general, because this monster killed every single noble and intellectual person that have lived in this country, including their family and relatives.
I learned blendi fevziu enver hoxha that I blendi fevziu enver hoxha knew about Enver Hoxha, things that our parents never wanted to tell us. In some chapters, for instance on political purges, the topics and arguments blendi fevziu enver hoxha to overlap. A History, by Philipp Ther, tr. However, by reading, it is assumed the reader knows something of the history of Albania and its characters.
Search inside this book Powered by Google. I found Fevziu’s biography absolutely fascinating both as a overview history of post-war Albania and as a portrait of Hoxha himself.
I finished this book thinking that while I now know a little more about Enver Hoxha and Albania, I need to find out more. The only thing I can be amazed of him is his apparent love of books, which I can identify myself with. Click to learn more about these interests and how we use your data. Oct 02, Blerim Myftiu rated it it was amazing. But once he found himself in power, he did his best to retain it.
As a cautionary tale against the effects of personality cults and an illustration of how large numbers of people can be convinced to follow self-destructive ideologies, this is an important book. Additionally, Blendi Fevziu has been able to gather information from those who witnessed some of the events. An archetypal stalinist dictator, both his enemies and friends described him as mediocre through and through, but fueled by an innate thirst of power and the insatiable need to cling onto it. Fevziu is an Albanian journalist, writer, and host of the TV talk show Opinion.
I remember reading and seeing a new tractor that was a design from decades ago. I found particularly captivating the chapters of the book in which Hoxha is shown more as a real life person, either through detailing his interactions with his closest friends and family or through his actions on matters relatively apart from pure politics.
The book is chronologically organized, based on written documents and gives cold realism of sufferings throughout the second part of XX century.
You could not be signed blendi fevziu enver hoxha. A noteworthy contribution to the history of communism in South Eastern Europe.
This is a biography of a man for whom a ‘truthful’ biography seems impossible and oh yeah, he’s horrible. Enjoyed reading the book, it gave me a better view of such a dictator. Only once the blendi fevziu enver hoxha collapsed in could his real story be blendi fevziu enver hoxha without fear.
However, in one country Albania Stalinism survived virtually unscathed until Ffevziu rated it it was amazing Nov 17, I did find it difficult to keep track of who everybody was, especially during the early chapters when timelines frequently jumped around, but once the narrative settled into a more linear approach, identification became easier.
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