Hitler and Stalin book.
Hitler and Stalin book. I used to teach Alan Bullock's "Hitler and Stalin: Parallel Lives" in courses about totalitarianism. Contrary to many other college textbooks, which tend to date rather quickly, this history book seems timeless. Bullock offers a monumental social biography of two of the most evil dictators in human history as well as an epic sketch of an era. Although the author specializes in Hitler, his grasp of Stalin is equally impressive.
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Alan Bullock was knighted in 1972, becoming Sir Alan Bullock and in 1976 was .
Alan Bullock was knighted in 1972, becoming Sir Alan Bullock and in 1976 was made a life peer as Baron Bullock, of Leafield in the County of Oxfordshire. He is best known for his book Hitler: A Study in Tyranny (1952) which was the first comprehensive biography of Adolf Hitler and influenced many other major biographies of Hitler. Bullock died in 2004.
Hitler and Stalin never met but this book interweaves their lives chronologically. It sounds like a recipe for confusion, irritation and indigestion. In fact, it works brilliantly. the book is a triumph of organisation, lucidity and perspective. JOHN CAMBELL, 'The Times'.
Stalin was born in Gori, a rural village in Georgia, in 1879, and Hitler in Braunau on the river Inn ten years later
Stalin was born in Gori, a rural village in Georgia, in 1879, and Hitler in Braunau on the river Inn ten years later. Both, too, were raised by doting mothers and were abused or neglected by delinquent fathers: the elder Stalin (Djugashvili) was a drunken shoemaker, the elder Hitler a petty bureaucrat who eventually abandoned his family.
Hitler and Stalin: Parallel Lives is a 1991 book by the historian Alan Bullock, in which the author puts Adolf Hitler in perspective with Joseph Stalin. Bullock analyses the inner doctrines that made victory and unparalleled terror possible. While theorizing the lives of Hitler and Stalin, he prompts the reader with importance of the German-Russian axis in the first half of the century. The title and structure of the book refer to the ancient Greek writer Plutarch and his Parallel Lives.
I used to teach Alan Bullock's "Hitler and Stalin: Parallel Lives" in courses about totalitarianism. 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. Contrary to many other college textbooks, which tend to date rather quickly, this history book. His latest work, Hitler and Stalin: Parallel Lives (1992) compares the two great dictators at different stages of their lives.
Alan Bullock published the first exploration of the two lives in 1991, and this excellent documentary covers many of the issue raised in Bullock's work. Uploaded for educational purposes only. Any advertising that appears is beyond my control.
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.
Neither Hitler nor Stalin, he believes, was mad. Both were entirely serious about their historic roles, the author says; skeptical about the motives of others, their cynicism stopped short of their own. But Hitler, at the end, was close to insanity; and Stalin had all the symptoms associated with. But Hitler, at the end, was close to insanity; and Stalin had all the symptoms associated with paranoia-chronic suspicion, self-absorption, jealousy, hypersensitivity, and megalomania