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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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Hoxha himself wrote over 68 works, including a 13 volume memoir – this book uses diary entries, letters, communications, interview and memoirs of those who survived his brutal regime. I would have liked more pictures in the book and a bit of knowledge about the history of Albania is recommended. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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. Eenver by newest oldest recommendations. As a study in power alone the book hosha worth reading. He shared many traits with the Soviet dictator. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Paranoia about enemies real and imagined seems to have dogged Envers rule with loyal friends and enemies dispatched in much the same way for deviations suspected fevzi real, the trail of corpses is impressive as is their occasional rehabilitation, falling out of favour and rehabilitation along with exhumations and reburials according to their current status.

I found Fevziu’s biography absolutely fascinating both as a overview history of post-war Albania and as a portrait of Hoxha fevziuu.

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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. Review originally posted at Book of Bogan I must confess that prior to reading this book I had little to now functional knowledge about the country of Albania, apart from a vague idea of where it sits geographically, and some of the politics of the region.


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Gabime ortografike pa fund! Writing primarily for an Albanian readership Librj felt at times that the author was assuming too much knowledge on the part of his audience and at times I found the narrative a little confusing and jumbled — not helped by the fact that the names are so unfamiliar to, I suspect, most of us in the west.

The only thing I can be amazed of him is his apparent love of books, which I can identify myself with. To ask other readers questions about Enver Hoxhaplease sign up. Hoxha, like he made his country, was quite isolated. Hoxha did have a hero and that was Josef Stalin. La ripresa degli scambi commerciali italo-albanesi e il tentativo di normalizzare le relazioni politiche. Good book, missing facts but shows him as a person very well. Interestingly at the 2nd plenary of the Communist Party of Albania a concerted effort was made to depose Hoxha with charges lbri ‘serious crimes committed within the Party, of embarking upon a sectarian and criminal course against his opponents, of constructing a cult of personality around himself, of keeping credit for achievements of the Party and more’.

A bunker in Southern Albania. Simeon Mitropolitski particularly recommends this read to those looking to widen their understanding and knowledge of Albania and its history. The Iron Fist of Albania, Blendi Fevziu provides the first English- language biography of the dictator, drawing upon hitherto.

Affect, materiality and meaning-making.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. They were both unlikely leaders who worked to gain power through favors and opportunity. Well written with a fluent and easy style.

Hoxha appeared from nowhere – a political unknown of humble background; in fact, he was not politically active until about when he libfi leader by default – a compromise candidate. Help Center Find new research papers in: A very good book.

Description Author Info Bibliographic Info. Hoxha had little interest in politics until he found himself in it.



The book is chronologically organized, based on written documents and gives cold realism of sufferings The book of Mr. The regime that the Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha led from until his death in Using unseen documents and first-hand interviews, journalist Blendi Fevziu.

E vleresova autorin per bibliografine e shkruar dhe per faktin qe ai nuk lejonte qe te thoshte me shume se provat vertetonin sic ishte rasti i homoseksualitetit te pretenduar te Hoxhes. These additional sections will help non-Albanian readers who otherwise may find themselves lost in the sea of names, dates and events. Blendi Fevziu reveals much new information about the lfe of Enver Hoxha from interviews conducted after the fall of Communism in Albania in about and from documents and memoirs that have come to light since then.

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 economical with the truth at best and rewriting or erasing it where considered necessary.

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Despite being a ‘nonentity’ Hoxha seems to have been recognised as a charismatic public speaker and as possessing good looks making him photogenic and attractive to the people. This interpretation may seem exaggerated for an ordinary politician, but Hoxha indeed rose to absolute power, and the system created by him survived beyond the end of his life for some years.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Enver Hoxha was leader of 0ne of the most secretive Communist states blensi little is known outside Albania about his life.