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Blendi Fevziu’s biography of Enver Hoxha, first published in , comes to an English-speaking audience after a tumultuous reception in. Blendi Fevziu’s biography of Enver Hoxha, the Albanian ruler from to , is the biggest-selling book in the history of the Balkan country. In Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania, Blendi Fevziu provides the first English- language biography of the dictator, drawing upon hitherto.

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It took another decade and more blood for it to emerge a democracy. 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.

He wrote his own history, and made it difficult for any conflicting accounts to either be written, or to survive. Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with our newsletter, subscription offers and other relevant information. Robert Elsie is an expert in the field of Albanian studies. He never discusses the possibility that Hoxha had a comprehensive personality that found its best expression in brutal and generous actions.

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Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania by Blendi Fevziu review – the People’s Republic tyrant

His chutzpah in breaking with powerful allies became legendary. Rethinking the Peruvian Experiment under Military Rule, ed. Just a moment blenei we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Iron Fist of Albania on your Kindle in under a minute.

There are plenty of similarities between Hoxha and Stalin both personal and governmental. A little dry at first, particularly doing the meticulous description of the birth of the communist party in Albania, Fevziu manages to paint an image of a dictator that is somewhat recognisable yet shocking. Little serious scholarly fevzui exists in English either of post-war Albania or its leadership.


From Dictatorship to Democracy in Europe. Comparatively speaking, the communist period in Albania is not well studied within communist studies. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. The Medical Team Reading this book made it clearer to me why Albania has evner economically, and to achieve a democratic form of government.

Dec 14, Bledar rated it it was amazing. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

The Years of Solitude To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Neither a street activist or intellectual; rather someone whose lack of firm position or activism made him seem like a prime neutral candidate for filling a key Party post at a time of internal division and strife.


Then we are back toonly shortly to be thrust forward to after Person Y is introduced, because is when Hoxha did something bad to Person Y. After all, it was the single most important segment of Hoxha’s life. Tauris; Sew edition March 30, Language: Enver Hoxha was leader of 0ne of the most secretive Communist states and little is known outside Albania about his life.

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Website by Unified Solutions. As a study in power alone the book is worth reading.

Blendi Fevziu Elsie, Robert. He also wrote prolifically, keeping a diary and writing or dictating more than 60 volumes of memoirs, and had a complex relationship with the internationally renowned novelist, Ismail Kadarewho continued to live in the country under his rule. Excellently translated by Majlinda Nishku this is an absorbing and captivating read.