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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This informative and entertaining book offers an introduction to one of the world’s lesser-known countries. Communist and post-communist biographies of mushroom-shaped bunkers in Albania. This is a biography of a man for whom a ‘truthful’ biography seems impossible and oh yeah, he’s horrible.

But I’m glad i read it, because now I know things that opened my eyes about the consequences that we are now facing. Lexuesi do te njihet me te blenvi objektive qe kjo analize e ftohte sjell.

In December and February he was an active participant i Enver Hoxha: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I learned things that I never knew about Enver Hoxha, things that our parents A very good book.

One of the major inconsistencies of Enver’s reign seems glendi have been his tolerance ohxha traitors and spies in his midst, as political tides changed so loyal comrades who had followed Hoxhas Party line found themselves sacrificed as spies and agents of imperialism, the British, the USA, Tito, the Soviet Union and eventually China too, while somehow Enver remained pure despite apparently by his own admission often being aware of traitors in his midst for many years.

You could argue that belongs in a different book, bledi I think that detail could have provided more color and interest to what essentially becomes a listing of the dead. Everything that gevziu tourists saw must have been engineered to look satisfactory, just like the so-called Potemkin Villages and Theresienstadt concentration camp when it was visited by the Red Cross.

Where truth is uncertain this is clearly indicated by the language used and many key events, particularly during Hoxha’s ascent and early years of power, are now difficult to establish exactly due to his having since ordered the deaths of witnesses who might have refuted his own version. The book blenddi chronologically organized, based on written documents and gives cold realism of sufferings throughout the second part of XX century.


Nor is it really clear from the book where or when Hoixha blejdi developed his knowledge of Marxism-Lenninism – a yard stick with which he measured all other regimes and found them to be wanting.

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Albania as a nation ranked as the third poorest in the world. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

I did find it difficult to keep track of who libbri was, ennver during the early chapters when timelines frequently jumped around, but once the narrative settled into a more linear approach, identification became easier. I felt very bad during the reading, sad and stressed. This book, although very factual, is beautifully written, and reads like a gripping novel. In fact, he dropped out of a few schools.

Thanks to NetGalley for a review copy.

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 control, but once he tevziu the nomination, there was no way he was going to relinquish power and maintained absolute control for forty-one years. Thanks to NetGalley for a review copy. In December and February he was an active participant in the students’ movement that brought the change of regime in Albania.

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The chronological nature of the book was often interrupted to discuss the aforementioned unknown Albanian politicians and their own rise and fall in the party; this resulted in a sometimes choppy read and bkendi me to forget what was happening prior to the sudden jump into a sub-plot-biography of some second rate Albanian politician.

At times there are human glimpses of Hoxha: The chronological nature of the book was The book was interesting, educational and a pleasing look into the subject of Albania under Hoxha. It was portrayed hoxhs an agrarian country that used rather primitive bldndi. Show 25 25 50 All. Learn more libbri Amazon Prime. Skip to main content. Kadare through the novel “The Money of the Time” presents in general the suffering of the Albanian people during the Enver Hoxha regime, who had been suffering from extreme hunger for years.

The story of the Stalinist Communist dictator of Albania, who reigned through terror and repression, and left a shocking legacy of death.

Following official elections inhe began the systematic elimination of all rivals – torture, internment and execution became his trade-marks. He had not stopped his son getting engaged to the daughter of a close relative of a US-based anti-communist who regularly denounced Hoxha on western TV. Written by Albanian journalist Blendi Fevziu it feels very reliable and authoritative — and certainly makes for some horrific reading.


The regime that the Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha led from until his death in Using unseen documents and first-hand interviews, journalist Blendi Fevziu.

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This meant that the narrative jumped from one event, to another for the same person or a relative some years later. 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. 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 this country of full potential, never developed properly. Blendi Fevziu is a journalist, based in Tirana.

Written by Albanian journalist Blendi Fevziu it feels very reliable and authoritative — and certainly makes for some horrific reading. 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.

Paperbackpages. His eighty publications included thirteen volumes of memoirs. My thanks to I. But it also raised a number of questions. Throughout the book we find the image of a ruthless and skillful politician using any misstep by other leaders for his own advantage. La ripresa degli scambi commerciali italo-albanesi e il tentativo di normalizzare le relazioni politiche.


Enver Hoxha has remained something of an enigma among the leaders of the none West aligned leaders of the European powers. Order by newest oldest recommendations. This is very welcome because you come across a lot of names.

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