Download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Â Laurence ReesI have always enjoyed Laurence Rees work and this is an excellent ead as well as an important look at Hitler and read as well as an important look at Hitler and as leaders This is not a biography as such limiting its comparison to the years over WWII from 1939 1945 when the two men were first thrown into an uneasy alliance and then enemies during the warRees is clear that it is WWI which changed the fortunes of both men and does give some background for those less familiar with the biographies of both Stalin and Hitler Initially they appear like circling dogs wary and yet aware of each other Both initially dismissive but also acknowledging that they would have to deal
the other Yet it is also clear that would have preferred to have had a pact with the British who he admired but who ejected his advances In other words says Rees he was forced to arrange a pact with a country he wanted to invade and fight a country he wanted An award winning historian plumbs the depths of Hitler and Stalin's vicious egimes and shows the extent to which they brutalized the world around them Two 20th century tyrants stand apart from all the est in terms of their uthlessness and the degree to which they changed the world around them Briefly allies during World War terms of their uthlessness and the degree to which they changed the world around them Briefly allies during World War Adolph Hitler and Josef Stalin. S a friend In other words theWITH THE OTHER YET IT IS ALSO CLEAR THAT
PACT UNEASY AS IT WAS WASuneasy as it was was likely to last and of course it didn tAs always uneasy as it was was never likely to last and of course it didn tAs always author uses but never over uses witness testimony This book is full of snippets of those who dealt with met or were caught up in events over the war years Also the book is full of ways in which the two men differed and also of their style of leadership Hitler surprisingly perhaps worked far within the political system he inherited than did Stalin ALSO HE DID NOT NECESSARILY DEAL WITH IE TRUNDLE he did not necessarily deal with ie trundle to Siberia or simply kill anyone who opposed him As Rees points out this meant that he had conspiracies to deal with as well as attempts on his life than did Stalin A man suspicious of all who appeared silently accepted no opposition watched and listened than he talked Whereas Hitler liked an audience and the sound of his own voiceThis is a fascinating account of two historical heavyweights Then tried to exterminate each other in sweeping campaigns unlike anything the modern world had ever seen affecting soldiers and civilians alike Millions of miles of Eastern Europe were uined in their fight to the death millions of lives sacrificedLaurence Rees has met people who had direct experience of working for Hitler and Stalin than any other historian Eriously written but full of interesting anecdotes it is absolutely gripping Sure to Be In The Christmas in the Christmas of many history lovers it is a brilliant ead stunningly The Devil's Snake Curve: A Fan's Notes From Left Field researched and absolutely gripping Ieceived a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for The March Up: Taking Baghdad with the 1st Marine Division review Rees provides a comprehensive comparison of Hitler and Stalin from 1939 1945 He examines facets of their lives and personalities The author does a good job givingeaders an impartial examination of both tyrants He doesn t mince words or hold back from the horrible things both men were esponsible Rees inluded many excerpts from individuals who suffered under both
Regimes What Stood Out To Me Were The Deportations OfWhat stood out to me were the deportations of by both the Germans and Russians I hadn t ealized to what extent the Soviets had forced out Polish citizens It s a Das kurze Leben der Sophie Scholl remarkable book and is an important contributor to the canon of historical literature. Sing their evidence he has pieced together a compelling comparative portrait of evil in which idealism is polluted by bloody pragmatism and human suffering is used casually as a political tool It's a jaw dropping description of twoegimes stripped of moral anchors and doomed to destroy each other and those caught up in the vicious magnetism of their leadership.