By Robert Gellately
A daring new accounting of the good social and political upheavals that enveloped Europe among 1914 and 1945—from the Russian Revolution throughout the moment international War.
In Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler, acclaimed historian Robert Gellately specializes in the dominant powers of the time, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, but additionally analyzes the disaster of these years in order to discover its political and ideological nature. Arguing that the tragedies persevered by way of Europe have been inextricably associated during the dictatorships of Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler, Gellately explains how the pursuit in their “utopian” beliefs become dystopian nightmares. Dismantling the parable of Lenin as a comparatively benevolent precursor to Hitler and Stalin and contrasting the divergent ways in which Hitler and Stalin accomplished their calamitous pursuits, Gellately creates in Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler an important research of a serious interval in smooth heritage.
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