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. In his book Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania, Albanian journalist Blendi Fevziu presents English-language readers with the first comprehensive account of.

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The Iron Fist of Albania, Albanian journalist Blendi Fevziu presents English-language readers with the first comprehensive account of the life of the longest ruling communist leader in Eastern Europe the Review originally posted at Book of Bogan I must confess that prior to reading this book I had little to now functional knowledge about the country of Albania, apart from a vague idea of where it sits geographically, and some of the politics of the region.

I felt very bad during the reading, sad and stressed. Details of Hoxha’s obsessive public relations campaign to present himself as he wanted to be seen and remembered are interestingly similar to celebrity and brand campaigns nowadays and it worked. Little serious scholarly study exists in English either of post-war Albania or its leadership.

This interpretation may seem exaggerated for an ordinary politician, but Hoxha liibri rose to absolute power, and the system created by him survived beyond the end of his life for some years.

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A bunker in Southern Albania. The role of Nexhmije, his wife, in the power structure is also considered, her influence seems to have been greater than her testimony would have people believe especially as Hoxhas health declined.

Gabime ortografike pa fund! The book is not without its flaws though. Une e kisha te veshtire ta hiqja nga dora. My thanks to I. A really special story and a must read if you want to know or understand more about Albania, the balkan region and communism.

It is interesting cevziu see how Hoxha was a beneficiary of the support of leading Albanian nationalists in his early years who helped him through an education he seemed to have no interest in then in finding employment he had little more time for. Little serious scholarly study exists in English either of post-war Albania or its leadership. The final chapters of the book examine the increasingly friendless Hoxha as he withdraws further from the world and the country he leads. I did a libir of extra reading about Albania alongside this book in order to understand everything better.

He has written several books in Albanian.

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Showing of 1 boxha. The book lkbri does not satisfy my curiosity about how a babe of a nation with no working class to speak of, a tribal society still in many respects, and a tiny intellectual community managed to give birth to a deadly and highly effective Communist Party led resistance movement which liberated the country from Nazi occupation. You could argue that belongs in a different book, but I think that detail could have provided more color and interest to what essentially becomes a listing of the dead.


In many ways, Enver Hoxha was an unlikely leader. It fevzi be nice if the book talked more about daily life in Albanian for an average Albanian of the evner. Explore the Home Gift Guide.


In December and February he was an active participant in the students’ movement that brought the change of regime in Albania. Albania was mostly a forgotten country in the West.

Such was the reign of terror that no audible voice of opposition or dissent ever arose in the Balkan state and Albania became isolated from the rest of the world and utterly inward-looking. Thanks to NetGalley for a review copy. The effects of forty one years of dictatorship, of isolation, cannot be easily remediated.

Reading this book made it clearer to me why Albania has struggled economically, and to achieve a democratic form of government.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from fevzku restaurants. Although I think that Blendi should have touched on some other topics as well, specially as it relates between Enver Hoxha, his wife and the aftermath that he left behind.