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Hitler and Stalin : the tyrants and the Second World War / Laurence Rees.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library 940.5343 REE (Text) 33500013342126 New On holds shelf -
Detroit Lakes Public Library 940.5343 REE (Text) 33500013342134 New Checked out 03/06/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781610399647
  • ISBN: 1610399641
  • Physical Description: xxxviii, 488 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First US edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Public Affairs, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in 2020 by Viking, part of the Penguin Random House group of companies."--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The pact -- Eliminating Poland -- Opposite fortunes -- Dreams and nightmares -- Hitler's war of annihilation -- Invasion -- Desperate days -- A World War -- Hunger -- Stalin's overreach -- Across the Steppe -- Struggle on the Volga -- Fighting on -- Fiction and reality -- Mass killing -- Collapse of the centre -- Dying days -- Victory and defeat -- Afterword.
Summary, etc.:
The bestselling historian on the dramatic wartime relationship - and shocking similarities - between two tyrants. This compelling book on Hitler and Stalin - the culmination of thirty years' work - examines the two tyrants during the Second World War, when Germany and the Soviet Union fought the biggest and bloodiest war in history. Yet despite the fact they were bitter opponents, Laurence Rees shows that Hitler and Stalin were, to a large extent, different sides of the same coin. Hitler's charismatic leadership may contrast with Stalin's regimented rule by fear; and his intransigence later in the war may contrast with Stalin's change in behaviour in response to events. But at a macro level, both were prepared to create undreamt of suffering, destroy individual liberty and twist facts in order to build the Utopia they wanted, and while Hitler's creation of the Holocaust remains a singular crime, Rees shows why we must not forget that Stalin committed a series of atrocities at the same time. Using previously unpublished, startling eyewitness testimony from soldiers of the Red Army and Wehrmacht, civilians who suffered during the conflict, and those who knew both men personally, bestselling historian Laurence Rees - probably the only person alive who has met Germans who worked for Hitler and Russians who worked for Stalin - challenges long-held popular misconceptions about two of the most important figures in history. This is a masterwork from one of our finest historians.
Author Notes

Laurence Rees is an award-winning historian and documentary film maker, and author of Auschwitz, and Holocaust, both published by PublicAffairs. He lives in London.

Subject: Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945.
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953.
World War, 1939-1945 > Germany.
World War, 1939-1945 > Soviet Union.
World War, 1939-1945 > Atrocities.
Germany > Politics and government > 1933-1945.
Soviet Union > Politics and government > 1936-1953.
Genre: Biographies.

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