The Dictators: Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia

Voorkant
W.W. Norton & Company, 2004 - 848 pagina's
If the past century will be remembered for its tragic pairing of civilized achievement and organized destruction, at the heart of darkness may be found Hitler, Stalin, and the systems of domination they forged. Their lethal regimes murdered millions and fought a massive, deadly war. Yet their dictatorships took shape within formal constitutional structures and drew the support of the German and Russian people. In the first major historical work to analyze the two dictatorships together in depth, Richard Overy gives us an absorbing study of Hitler and Stalin, ranging from their private and public selves, their ascents to power and consolidation of absolute rule, to their waging of massive war and creation of far-flung empires of camps and prisons. The Nazi extermination camps and the vast Soviet Gulag represent the two dictatorships in their most inhuman form. Overy shows us the human and historical roots of these evils.

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THE DICTATORS: Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia

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A sprawling study of the 20th century's foremost totalitarian systems and their infamous leaders, who are revealed to be, well, alike and different.Against the French authors of The Black Book of ... Volledige review lezen

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In his comparison of Hitler and Stalin, Overy (history, King's Coll., London; Why the Allies Won ) attempts to take the traditional view of the political spectrum (far right--authoritarian ... Volledige review lezen

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Richard Overy is the author of RAF, Why the Allies Won, The Battle of Britain, and The Dictators, winner of the Wolfson History Prize. He is one of our foremost authorities in modern history and military history.nbsp;He is professor of history at the University of Exeter in England.

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