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The Seventh Witch eTo bust myths and provide a massive amount of important information without boring the reader or overtaxing their mind If you want to learn the inner works of both Nazi Germany and Stalin s Russia this book is a must readI did find one chapter lacking the one I actually knew something about Overy has an impressive knowledge of the Gulag system but his knowledge of the German web of concentration camps ghettos andxtermination camps is uite lacking Though I must hand it to Overy that this chapter in his book is a strong card against today s bizarre and ridiculous fashion to see Stalin s crimes as worse than the Germans simply for their length but I rambleIt s an And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake excellent book and I highly recommend it for the objective understanding andducating about both totalitarian rules This is a great history book scratch
THAT THIS IS A GREAT BOOKthis is a great book let s compare two systems that are combined called totalitarian and let s see what made them tickIt is filled with data and Overy really made this book with his presentation of historical factsIf you are interested in the history of that period or just history in the general read this
book An xcellent investigation of the similarities and differences of Hitler s Germany and Stalin s Russia Where OveryAn xcellent investigation of the similarities and differences of Hitler s Germany and Stalin s Russia Where Overy is in describing the relationships of the two dictators to their people He has successfully opened up a partial understanding of the uestion Why
would Germans and Russians go along with this Instead of blaming ignorance misinformation and deceit Overy has xplainedGermans and Russians go along with this Instead of blaming ignorance misinformation and deceit Overy has xplained ideological constructs of the regimes This book pointed out in Overy s introduction is not a duel biography Instead the aims are a statistical and The Color of Our Sky empiricalxamination of two of the most corrupt leaders under two of the most corrupt systems in the history of the world As a young history teacher I have plans to use this book xtensively An xcellent addition to my Obsession early book collection 4 stars because 600 pages in I found myself yearning to see the last page Amazing otherwise Brilliant comparison of Hitler s Germany and Stalin s USSR. Ts to power and consolidation of absolute rule to their waging of massive war and creation of far flungmpires of camps and prisons The Nazi Cabaret: A Roman Riddle extermination camps and the vast Soviet Gulag represent the two dictatorships in their most inhuman form Overy shows us the human and historical roots of thesevil. ,
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OF THE HITLER AND STALIN REGIMESthe Hitler and Stalin regimes Plutarch s
Ancient Parallel Lives Model Withparallel lives model with obvious hat tip to Allan Bullock s somewhat similar treatment Hitler and Stalin Parallel Lives though Overy states in his introduction that his treatment avoids the personal lives of the two dictators Since I haven t read Bullock s book I can t really comment on that comparisondistinction though I take Overy at his word Reading Overy there is obviously a wealth of regimes only material to consider And his obvious intent is to cover it all The book is structured in such a way that ach chapter represents an aspect of the two regimes Amazingly there is very little over I will try to add to this review at a later date but wanted to add some thoughts while it is still fresh in my mind This book was without uestion one of the best I have All Roads Lead Home encountered on this time period and in particular on the uestions as to how the day to day operations of the Stalin and Hitler dictatorships functioned Overy with a very difficult task at hand does his best to providelements of both objectivity and most importantly places you into the mindset of the both the functionaries and heads of state Further he does a great service to those seeking to move past the mythology of the ra by clipsing stale falsehoods about both Hitler and Stalin in regards to their mentality throughout the war Utilizing many primary source documents he shows that Stalin far from shrinking in the face of an unexpected German invasion in fact was intricately involved in the days following and that many of the ideas spousing otherwise stem from Khrushchev s desire
to solidify the Soviet apparatus during the 50s Further the way in which Overy separates the book allows thesolidify the Soviet apparatus during the 50s Further the way in which Overy separates the book allows the to to gain insight on both the political structure of Hitler and Stalin s rule while also understanding how the average citizen intersected with the dictatorship at the most routine levels of xistence Obviously one cannot walk away untouched by the descriptions of utter horror while If the past century will be remembered for its tragic pairing of civilized achievement and organized destruction at the heart of darkness may be found Hitler Stalin and the systems of domination they forged Their lethal regimes murdered millions and fought a massive deadly war Yet their dictatorships took. .
T the same time Overy helps you grasp what life was like and how these two states operated for over a decade without any opposition whatsoever to the rulers
AT THE HEAD I HIGHLY RECOMMENDthe head I highly recommend to anyone seeking to understand how these States operated and looking to get past the simplistic representations of the time How such a fascinating topiccomparison could be made not boring but workmanlike is a mystery This is a good overviewrevie An interesting comparison between both dictatorships but at the same time uite xhausting with too
much dwelling on small details and facts I m reading this slowlydwelling on small details and facts I m reading this slowly data are almost overwhelming and yet at the same time it is a page turner because real life is almost always stranger and perverse than fiction Here s a uote to make this concreteBefore 1941 and after 1945 the xiles were selected on political criteria as socially dangerous or anti Soviet lastic categories that stretched from the obvious nationalist politicians churchmen soldiers and merchants to the absurd philatelists and Esperanto speakers victims of the cosmopolitan character of their hobbyp 563This is my first book by Richard Overy but it won t be my lastOn my recent trip to Berlin I was reminded many times of details from this book Great read Still reading this one seems to be a good comparison between the two and the modes of rising to power and leadership styles Really different from the military histories that I am used to reading I would definitely recommend itJust finished this one I know of no other book that I have read that has made me so glad not to have lived in Europe during this time The xpress intent of vil on both sides was astounding The writing of this book was xemplary and I really appreciated the author s ability to draw meaning out of a wealth of Just Cause evidence to try to give a fascinating overall picture of these two dictatorships how they came into being what drove them why they did what they did what the reasons were Really a good bookven though it took me about three months to finish it One of Overy s best books if only for managing. Shape within formal constitutional structures and drew the support of the German and Russian people In the first major historical work to analyze the two dictatorships together in depth Richard Overy gives us an absorbing study of Hitler and Stalin ranging from their private and public selves their ascen. .