Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania: : Blendi Fevziu, Robert Elsie: Libri in altre lingue. I’m trying to learn more about Enver Hoxha and other. Despite the severity of Enver Hoxha’s regime as Albanian leader between 85, In Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania, Blendi Fevziu provides the first. In his book Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania, Albanian journalist Blendi Fevziu presents English-language readers with the first comprehensive account of.

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The final chapters of the book examine the increasingly friendless Hoxha as he withdraws further from the world and the country he leads. See more of my book reviews on my blog, Stephanie Jane Loading comments… Trouble loading?

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This excellent biography demonstrates that like Stalin and Hitler, Hoxha rose from a socially insignificant background. He shared many traits with the Soviet dictator. I did a lot of extra reading about Albania alongside this book in order to understand everything better. Even up until his death inhis grip on power was strong and unquestioned.

A very good book. Those of us less well-grounded will need to look to other sources of information for completeness. The book is not without its flaws though.

Blendi Fevziu, while no apologist for Hoxha, presents here probably the best English language biography of Enver Hoxha based on a range of state archive documentation, interviews and diaries enve letters of key actors. Despite the bits and pieces which have been scraped together here there remain tantalising gaps in the narrative many of which are probably thanks to Hoxhas efforts towards being lirbi with the truth at best and rewriting or erasing it where considered necessary.


Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Although I think that Blendi should have touched on some other topics as well, specially as it relates between Enver Hoxha, his wife and the aftermath that he left behind.

The book is chronologically organized, based on written emver and gives cold realism of sufferings throughout the second part of XX century. He never trusted Kruschev or the Chinese let alone any Western country.

A Paradox of Progress. It is interesting to see how Hoxha was a beneficiary of the support of leading Albanian nationalists in his early years who helped him through an education he seemed to have no interest in then in finding employment he had little more time for.

He has refused to fly out of the Soviet Union and took a envr to Austria before flying into Albania. Want to Read saving…. However, never once during my 14 day trip did I get the impression that Albania was any more than a simple Balkan country where people were poor but contented.

What Gevziu most wanted, and missed, was some insight into why Hoxha took certain actions or into the experience of living under him in the Bllok as well as in the country as a whole. The author continues to write and publish nowadays, including other genres of Albanian literature.

Whilst some of the names are unfamiliar to many readers the corruption and abuse of power will be familiar to any students of communist history. 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.


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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I remember reading and seeing a new tractor that was a design from decades ago. I visited Albania in I felt very bad during the reading, sad and stressed.

Interesting in particular is the account of the Stalin-Hoxha relationship where the idea that Stalin had any interest in Albania especially prior to hodha split with Tito is challenged and interestingly the criticisms of Stalin by Hoxha around the time of the 20th Congress of the CPSU including an article in the Party daily by Hoxha which stated ‘Stalin made some mistakes which cost the Soviet peoples and kibri cause of socialism dearly’.

Such was the reign of terror that no audible voice of opposition or dissent ever arose in the Balkan state and Albania became isolated from the rest of the world and utterly inward-looking. A very qualitative book.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Additionally, Blendi Fevziu has been able to gather information from libgi who witnessed some of the events.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The purpose of this study is to analyze, compare and describe the novel “The Money of the Time” by Ismail Kadare. This work makes allusions to Albania’s past during the 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.