In his book Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania, Albanian journalist Blendi Fevziu presents English-language readers with the first comprehensive account of. 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.

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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. His selection as Communist Party leader was more due to his lack of personal drive meaning that he hadn’t alienated any of the factions fighting for librl, but once he got the nomination, there was no way he was going to relinquish power and maintained absolute control for forty-one years.

The only thing I can be b,endi of him is his apparent love of books, which I can identify myself with. To put the research interest toward this country in perspective, only 62 articles mentioning Albania were published in the journal Communist and Enevr Studiescompared to on Bulgaria and on Romania, two other Balkan former communist countries. Albania as a nation ranked as the third poorest in the world.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Stalin’s purges hit the military and Hoxha purges the educated. The years when being on deep poverty hixha being oppressed by the political system were a daily routine. He never trusted Kruschev or the Chinese let alone any Western country.

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These additional sections will help non-Albanian readers who otherwise may find themselves lost in the sea of names, dates and events. This book would have been better if it could have provided more details of the country itself. A fascinating book about a period of European history poorly covered in English. The author summarises his goal as painting the portrait of a real person, of what Hoxha was really like 3without exaggeration, unjustified denigration or bias 9.


This work makes allusions to Albania’s past during the rgime of Enver Hoxha. Simeon Mitropolitski particularly recommends nlendi read to those looking to widen their understanding and knowledge of Albania and its history.

Want to Read saving…. He lived in an area called the block, heavily guarded area of the city with limited access.

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. Hoxha, like he made his country, was quite isolated.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Written by Albanian journalist Blendi Fevziu it feels very reliable and authoritative — and certainly makes for some horrific reading. The book is chronologically organized, based on written documents and gives cold realism of sufferings The book of Mr.

He supplements his own observations with those of earlier travellers and the opinions of those with whom he spoke in Albania. Remember me on this computer. 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.

Enver Hoxha has remained something of an enigma among the leaders of the none West aligned leaders of the European powers.

I learned things that I never knew about Enver Hoxha, things that our parents never wanted to tell us. Only once the regime collapsed in could his real story be told without fear. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. On its launch a quarter century after Hoxha’s death, some Albanians burned original language copies of this biography in the streets because it dared to criticise their former leader even though he left their country technologically worse off than when he took power, with hundreds dead, thousands imprisoned or interned, and hundreds of thousands starving.

The Iron Fist of Albania, Albanian journalist Blendi Fevziu presents English-language readers with the first comprehensive account of the life of the longest ruling communist leader in Nlendi Europe the Help Center Find new research papers in: Thanks to NetGalley for a review copy.


Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Like Stalin, after gaining power Hoxha eliminated all his competition and ended all competition for power. Noxha reading the book, it gave me a better view of such a dictator.

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This book is certainly an important contribution to the literature on Enver Hoxha and Albania under his rule. But I’m glad i read it, because now I know things that opened my eyes about the consequences that we are now facing. This book can be hard to read at times because of the extensive names of various Albanian figures who are entirely unknown in the west a lot of flipping to the index.

In fact, he dropped out of a few schools. The Iron Fist of Albania is a detailed look at the man who ruled Albania for over forty years. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade librl in, give it a second life. Hoxha did have a hero and that was Josef Stalin. Hoxha, himself, never finished his college education. Although not published to be a country study, it would help western readers understand the country that was hidden by its own enved curtain. This is very welcome because you come across a lot of names.

The question that needs to be answered is: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. A prolific writer, Hoxha wrote over 70 books during his lifetime many of which apparently were ‘revised’ versions of his life so, while Fevziu had extensive material from which to research this biography, gleaning the truth must have been incredibly difficult.