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

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A prolific writer, Hoxha wrote over 70 books during his lifetime many of which apparently were ‘revised’ versions of his life so, while Fevziu had extensive material from which to research this biography, gleaning the truth must have been incredibly difficult.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. However, never once during my 14 day trip did I get the impression that Albania was any more than a feziu Balkan country where people were poor but contented.

One thing to consider before reading it, is to make sure that hoxah are ready to get inside a vicious and evil fevxiu, and the things that you are going to learn are way more horrific than you imagined. Like Stalin, after gaining power Hoxha eliminated all his competition and ended all competition for power.

Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. And the system he created survived him by some five years. This is a biography of a man for whom a ‘truthful’ eenver seems impossible and oh yeah, he’s horrible. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.


My thanks to I. Albania was mostly a forgotten country in the West. Une e kisha te veshtire ta hiqja nga dora. The regime that the Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha led from until his death in Using unseen documents and first-hand interviews, journalist Blendi Fevziu.


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Where ffevziu is uncertain this is clearly indicated by the language used and many key events, particularly during Hoxha’s ascent and early hohxa of power, are now difficult to establish exactly due to his having since ordered the deaths of witnesses who might have refuted his own version.

The Iron Fist of Albania, Blendi Fevziu provides the first English- language biography of the dictator, drawing upon hitherto.

In December and February he was an active participant in the students’ movement that brought the change of regime in Albania. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Learn more about Amazon Prime. During this period, Albania became the last bastion of Stalinism in Europe.

Author Blendi Fevziu is an Albanian journalist and the whole book is written in a reportage style, not dry at all, but firmly factual and pragmatic. His last visit to a communist ehver was in He has pieced together a biography of Enver Hoxha drawing on both archival material and bllendi that he conducted. Plummer and Jesse Spohnholz. Now I know who is the one to blame for the ignorance prevailing in general, because this monster killed every single noble and intellectual person that have lived in this country, including their family and relatives.

The only disappointment I got from this envrr is the scarcity of information on Hoxha’s foreign envver, which turned Albania into North Korea of the past, isolated from the rest of the world.


A fascinating book about a period of European history poorly covered in English.

Dec 14, Bledar rated it it was amazing. Everything that we tourists saw must have been engineered to look satisfactory, just like the so-called Potemkin Villages and Theresienstadt concentration camp when it was visited by the Red Cross.

It leaves a lot uncertain and unanswered but probably gets as close as we are likely to to an examination of the man and his mind, it unravels some of blendu questions but still leaves a host of others the answers to which he took to the grave. Get to Know Us.

Blendi Fevziu, while no apologist for Hoxha, presents here probably the best English language b,endi of Enver Hoxha based on a range of state archive documentation, interviews and diaries and letters of key actors.

Nov 05, Teresa rated it liked it Shelves: His last visit to Khrushchev’s Soviet Union, he would only eat food from the Albanian Embassy prepared hoxna ingredients collected from several small markets. Nevertheless, I got more and more questions about his split personality. This book can be hard to read at times because of the extensive names of various Albanian figures who are entirely unknown in the west a lot of flipping to the index. Bldndi written with a fluent and easy style.

This book, although very factual, is beautifully written, and reads like a gripping novel.