Hitler and Stalin: Parallel Lives

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Vintage Books, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 1089 pages
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Forty years after his Hitler: A Study in Tyranny set a standard for scholarship of the Nazi era, Lord Alan Bullock gives readers a breathtakingly accomplished dual biography that places Adolf Hitler's origins, personality, career, and legacy alongside those of Joseph Stalin--his implacable antagonist and moral mirror image.

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Actually read in April of 2009. The following is a summary of notes (or review) written at the time that I am moving to my Goodreads library. Hitler and Stalin: Parallel Lives was written by British ... Read full review

Review: Hitler and Stalin: Parallel Lives

User Review  - Lewis Smith - Goodreads

I read this book when it first came out over 20 years ago, and last school year I picked it up and started over again. While it is a bit dated, this is the only serious work to ever lay the lives of ... Read full review

Contents

TWO Experience
18
THREE October Revolution November Putsch
48
FOUR The General Secretary 9
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About the author (1991)

A fellow of St. Catherine's College, Oxford University, and a former administrator of the university, Alan Bullock established himself as a historian with the publication of his biography of Adolf Hitler: A Study in Tyranny (1952). Although he had the advantage of being the first person to write a scholarly study of the German leader, his work remains one of the best, if not the best, biography of the dominant political personality of the first half of the twentieth century. Bullock also produced a major work in British history, The Life and Times of Ernest Bevin (1960-1983), a three-volume biography of the British transport-union leader and foreign secretary. He also has written a number of books on broad themes and was coeditor of the Oxford History of Modern Europe. His latest work, Hitler and Stalin: Parallel Lives (1992) compares the two great dictators at different stages of their lives.

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