Lenin, Stalin and Hitler
The Age of Social Catastrophe
By (author) Robert Gellately
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Lenin, Stalin and Hitler by Robert Gellately
Book DescriptionBetween 1914 and 1945 European society was in almost continuous upheaval, enduring two world wars, the Russian Revolution, the Holocaust and the rise and fall of the Third Reich. In his remarkably ambitious and powerful narrative, historian Robert Gellately argues that these tragedies are all inextricably linked and that to consider them as discrete events is to misunderstand their entire genesis and character. Crucially, Gellately makes clear how previous studies comparing the Soviet and Nazi dictatorships are fatally flawed by neglecting the importance of Lenin in the unfolding drama and, in his rejection of the myth of the 'good' Lenin, creates a ground-breaking account of all three dictatorships. The result is a monumental work of history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780712603577
(198mm x 129mm x 40mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert Gellately
Stalin's Curse, Paperback (February 2016)
The story of how Stalin ruthlessly built his 'Red Empire' in the aftermath of World War II - and what inspired him to build it.
Specter of Genocide, Paperback (July 2003)
Offers an up-to-date, comprehensive history and analyses of multiple cases of genocide and genocidal acts.
Backing Hitler, Paperback (March 2002)
Hitler won support even as he established the Gestapo and concentration camps. What has been in dispute is exactly what the Germans knew about these camps, and how they were involved. The author traces the story from 1933, and shows how war and the prospect of defeat radicalized Nazism.
Social Outsiders in Nazi Germany, Paperback (May 2001)» View all books by Robert Gellately
When Hitler assumed power in 1933, he and other Nazis had firm ideas on what they called a racially pure "community of the people." This work includes eesays that explore the political strategies used by the Third Reich to gain support for its ideologies and programs, and each following essay concentrates on one group of outsiders.
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Author Biography - Robert Gellately
Robert Gellately is the Earl Ray Beck Professor of History at Florida State University and recently was the Bertelsmann Visiting Professor of Twentieth Century Jewish Politics and History at Oxford University. He is the author of The Gestapo and German Society: Enforcing Racial Policy, 1933-1945 and Backing Hitler: Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.
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