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King Zog was a curiosity, and so he has remained: the most unusual European monarch of the twentieth century, a man entirely without royal connections who created his own kingdom. By contemporaries, he was variously labelled 'the last ruler of romance', 'an appalling gangster', 'the modern Napoleon', the finest patriot' and 'frankly a cad'. Even today his reputation is disputed, but Zog was undeniably one of the foremost figures in Albanian history. Though notorious for cut-throat political intrigue, he promised to bring order and progress to a land that had long known little of either. 'It was I who made Albania,' he claimed.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750944397
ISBN-10: 0750944390
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jason Tomes

Jason Tomes has lectured in modern history and politics for the universities of Oxford, Warsaw and Boston. His interest in Albania dates back twenty years to when he first heard Radio Tirana on short wave. He is the author of ' Balfour' and 'Foreign Policy' and over fifty articles for the 'Oxford Dictionary of National Biography'.

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