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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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One thing to consider before reading it, is to make sure that you are ready to get inside a vicious and evil world, and the things that you are going to learn are way more horrific than you imagined. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Albania was mostly a forgotten country in the West.

Methodologically, the book is based on a multitude of primary sources, some published under communism and others after its end. 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 European powers.

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 got the nomination, there was no way he was going to relinquish power and maintained absolute control for forty-one years.

I felt very bad during the reading, sad and stressed. After WWII, he never set foot in a free country.

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This work makes allusions to Albania’s past during the Like Stalin, after gaining power Hoxha eliminated all his competition and ended all competition for power. In contrast Hoxha seems to have mobilised and united an entire country and applied Lenninist lessons in breaking eggs to the extent that opposition became unthinkable, that and managing to impose upon his forces an effective command structure which the allies recognised as highly effective.

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The book covers his early life and evolution into the all powerful leader of Albania. The book was blemdi, educational and a pleasing look into the subject of Albania under Hoxha. Enver Hoxha by Blendi Fevziu. An atypical bunker near Pogradec on Lake Ohrid. Preview — Enver Hoxha by Blendi Fevziu. He has pieced together lbri biography of Enver Hoxha drawing on both archival material and bllendi that he conducted. In December and February he was an active participant in the students’ movement that brought the change of regime in Albania.

Enver Hoxha has remained something of an enigma among the leaders of the none West aligned leaders of the European powers. This interpretation may seem exaggerated for an ordinary politician, but Hoxha indeed rose to absolute power, and the system created by him survived beyond the end of his fezviu for some years. His eighty publications included thirteen volumes of memoirs.

Enver Hoxha by Blendi Fevziu. He wrote his own history, and made it difficult for fevzu conflicting accounts to either be written, or to survive. At times I found the narrative confusing. It is interesting how we have better histories of North Korea than we do of Albania.


Based on local sources, interviews, including with people that at certain moments encer time were part of the ‘inner circle’ of the dictator and local archives recently open to the public, this book is the comprehensive resource in English about Hoxha and the Rnver communism in general. Hoxhas life is nicely documented throughout the book with an overview of key figures in the back. This chronological disruption really made it hard to read especially since my knowledge of Albania is not enough to actually know who these people were.

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He has written several books in Albanian. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Hoxha had little interest in politics until he found himself in it.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. This book would have been better if it could have provided more details of the country itself. He had not stopped his son getting engaged to blfndi daughter of a close relative of a US-based anti-communist who regularly denounced Hoxha on western TV.

The only thing I can be amazed of him is his apparent love blehdi books, which I can identify myself with. Little serious scholarly study exists in English either of post-war Albania or its leadership.