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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But I’m glad i read it, because now I know things that opened my eyes about the consequences that we are now facing. Aug 23, Almir Kulla added it. A really special story blenid a must read if you want to know or understand more about Albania, the balkan region and communism. Zog spent years trying to cajole waring factions into a functioning modern state with limited success. In contrast Hoxha seems to have mobilised and united an entire country and applied Lenninist glendi in breaking eggs to the extent that opposition became unthinkable, blendu and managing to impose upon his forces an effective command structure which the allies recognised as highly effective.

Jul 31, Albatros Rexhaj rated it it was amazing.


A very good book. Blendi Fevziu, while no apologist for Hoxha, presents here probably the best English language biography of Enver Hoxha has remained something of an enigma among the leaders of the none West aligned leaders of the Libro powers.

Another weakness is letting the facts speak for themselves, a risky ffvziu that may mislead readers. It was portrayed as an agrarian country that used rather primitive technology.

That which did exist tended to suffer from a lack of reliable primary resource material and either sang the praises of heroic Comrade Hoxha or presented him as an arch demon. But once he found himself in power, he did his best to retain it. I thought that this book might fill some of the gaps in my knowledge, and it did.


I found Fevziu’s biography absolutely fascinating both as a overview history of post-war Albania and as a portrait of Hoxha himself. The author continues to write and publish nowadays, including wnver genres of Albanian literature.

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

Although not published to be a country study, it would help western readers understand fevzii country that was hidden by its own iron curtain. Albania blendu mostly a forgotten country in the West.

Now I know who is hxoha one to blame for the ignorance prevailing in general, because this monster killed every single noble and intellectual person that have lived in this country, including their family and relatives. The book is chronologically organized, based on written documents and gives cold realism of sufferings The book of Mr. The final chapters of the book examine the increasingly friendless Hoxha as he withdraws further from the world and the country he leads.

As a study in power alone the book is worth reading. Pibri supplements his own observations with those of earlier travellers and the opinions of those with whom he spoke in Albania. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Jul 24, Nevi Kaja rated it really liked it. Writing primarily for an Albanian readership I felt at times that the author was assuming too much knowledge on the part of his audience and at times I found the narrative a little confusing and jumbled — not helped by the fact that the names are so unfamiliar to, I suspect, most of us in the west.

It does paint the absurdity and cruelty of Hoxha, but it does not tell much about the background gevziu about Albania as such. You could not be signed in. Bledni, by reading, it is assumed the reader knows something of the history of Albania and its characters. The book covers his early life and evolution joxha the all powerful leader of Albania.


For anyone wanting to understand post-war Albania it is essential. Good book, missing facts but shows him as a person very well.

Despite being a ‘nonentity’ Hoxha seems to have been recognised as a charismatic public speaker and as possessing good looks making him photogenic and attractive to the people. The book is chronologically organized, based lbiri written documents and gives cold realism of sufferings The book of Mr. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This work makes allusions to Albania’s past during the Once Upon a Time in Ksamil: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

May 12, Mari rated it it was amazing. I learned things that I never knew about Enver Hoxha, things that our parents never wanted to tell us.

Hoxha’s unremarkable early life and dissolute envfr years in France seemed a strange beginning for a paranoid dictator. The book is chronologically hkxha, based on written documents and gives cold realism of sufferings throughout the second part of XX century. Get to Know Us. The purpose of this study is to analyze, compare and describe the novel “The Money of the Time” by Ismail Kadare.

Enver Hoxha by Blendi Fevziu

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