Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler: The Age of Social Catastrophe (Paperback)

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    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 was born in St. John's, Newfoundland and lives in Tallahassee, Florida.
    A bold new accounting of the great social and political upheavals that enveloped Europe between 1914 and 1945—from the Russian Revolution through the Second World War.

    In Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler, acclaimed historian Robert Gellately focuses on the dominant powers of the time, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, but also analyzes the catastrophe of those years in an effort to uncover its political and ideological nature. Arguing that the tragedies endured by Europe were inextricably linked through the dictatorships of Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler, Gellately explains how the pursuit of their “utopian” ideals turned into dystopian nightmares. Dismantling the myth of Lenin as a relatively benevolent precursor to Hitler and Stalin and contrasting the divergent ways that Hitler and Stalin achieved their calamitous goals, Gellately creates in Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler a vital analysis of a critical period in modern history.

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    ISBN 9781400032136
    Genre HISTORY / Europe / General
    Format Paperback
    Pages 696
    Publisher Date 2008-08-12 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Vintage Books
    Copyright Year 2007
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 1.5 in
    Unit weight 1.5 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Age of Social Catastrophe
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Gellately, Robert
    Dimensions 9.0x6.0x1.0
    Country of Origin United States

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