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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Vevziu WWII, he never set foot in a free country. A noteworthy contribution to the history of communism in South Eastern Blenei. Book offered by the publisher in exchange for an honest review The effects of forty one years of dictatorship, of isolation, cannot be easily remediated. Haris Haxhimehmeti rated it really liked it Jan 10, blendi fevziu enver hoxha I thought that this book might fill some of the gaps in my knowledge, and it did.
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But it also raised a number of questions. Haris Haxhimehmeti rated it really liked it Jan 10, Philip rated it liked it Jun 02, The Iron Fist of AlbaniaAlbanian journalist Blendi Fevziu presents Blendi fevziu enver hoxha readers with the first comprehensive account of the life of the longest ruling communist leader in Eastern Europe the original, Albanian-language version was published in after a series of TV programmes by Fevziu in the early s.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Three decades after his death, the spectre of Hoxha still lingers over the country, yet many people — inside and outside Albania — know little about the man who ruled the country with an iron fist for so many decades.
May 01, Joseph rated it liked it Shelves: Three decades after blendi fevziu enver hoxha death, the spectre of Hoxha still lingers over the country, yet many people – inside and outside Albania – know little about the man who ruled the country with an iron fist for so many decades.
Based on local sources, interviews, including with people that at certain moments of time were part of the ‘inner circle’ of the dictator and local archives Most of my information about Albania were post-communist international media reports or the books of Ismail Kadare, as the most sources were in a language I do not know.
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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Stalin’s purges hit the military and Hoxha purges the educated. In December and February he was an active participant in the students’ movement that brought the change of regime blendi fevziu enver hoxha Albania.
Click here to cancel reply. When the Albanian communist system finally imploded, it left behind a weary population, frightened and confused after decaded of purges and political terror.
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Enjoyed reading the book, it gave me a better view of such a dictator. At times I found the narrative confusing. Description Stalinism, that particularly brutal phase of the Communist experience, came to an end in most of Europe with the death of Stalin in Even though I never lived those terrible years and I didn’t suffer the misery that those poor people did, I now know the reason why blendi fevziu enver hoxha country of full potential, never developed properly.
They affected old comrades in the politburo far more than ordinary citizens.
Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania by Blendi Fevziu
The regime that the Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha led from the time of the communist takeover in until his death inand that continued unabated under his successor Ramiz Alia untilwas incomparably severe.
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His last visit to Khrushchev’s Soviet Union, he would only eat food from the Albanian Embassy prepared from ingredients collected from several small markets. The Hoxha regime was as undereducated blendi fevziu enver hoxha it was lasting. Refresh and try again.
Delivery Delivery Options All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. This is a biography of a man for whom a ‘truthful’ biography seems impossible blendi fevziu enver hoxha oh yeah, he’s horrible. During this period, Albania became the last bastion of Stalinism in Europe. I understand that is a biography of Enver and he went until but Enver’s bio and his actions do not stop at that point.
It showed the opening ceremony of a Congress of the Union of Albanian Women. Preview — Enver Hoxha by Blendi Fevziu. Want to Read saving…. This excellent blendi fevziu enver hoxha demonstrates that like Stalin and Hitler, Hoxha rose from a socially insignificant background.
It begins with the days before his death in April and ends in Maywhen his remains were transferred to the Tirana municipal cemetery.