Richard Overy ↠ 2 SummaryRichard Overy s exhaustive and at times exhausting examination of the Hitler and Stalin egimes follows Plutarch s ancient parallel lives model with an obvious hat tip to Allan Bullock s somewhat similar treatment Hitler and Stalin Parallel Lives though Overy states in his introduction that his treatment avoids the personal lives of the two dictators Since I haven t ead Bullock s book I can
T Really Comment On That Comparisondistinction Though I Take Overyreally comment on that comparisondistinction though I take Overy his word Reading Overy there is obviously a wealth of egimes only material to consider And his obvious intent is to cover it all The book is structured in such a way that each chapter epresents an aspect of the two egimes Amazingly there is very little overlap and with the exception of a few eye glazing chapters the book succeeds as an amazing achievement of organization and synthesis It also helps that Overy is an excellent writer The contents as is to be expected are depressing and numbing As I neared the end of the book I kept Before Copernicus reflecting on the sheer scale of Murder that isepresented in the book And Murder by the hundreds by the thousands is present in virtually every chapter The concluding chapter in this 2004 book with its final comparisons of these two cruel men the egimes they constructed and the largely compliant people that they led serves now in 2017 as than a cautionary note I will try to add to this eview at a later date but wanted to add some thoughts while it is still fresh in my mind This book was without uestion one of the best I have encountered on this time period and in particular on the uestions as to how the day to day operations of the Stalin and Hitler dictatorships functioned Overy with a very difficult task at hand does his best to provide elements of both objectivity and most importantly places you into the mindset of the both the
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seeking to move past the mythology of theto move past the mythology of the by eclipsing stale falsehoods about both Hitler and Stalin in Health and Wellbeing in Childhood regards to their mentality throughout the war Utilizing many primary source documents he shows that Stalin far from shrinking in the face of an unexpected German invasion in fact was intricately involved in the days following and that If the past century will beemembered for its tragic pairing of civilized achievement and organized destruction at the heart of darkness may be found Hitler Stalin and the systems of domination they forged Their lethal egimes murdered millions and fought a massive deadly war Yet their dictatorships took. Any of the ideas espousing otherwise stem from Khrushchev s desire to solidify the Soviet apparatus during the 50s Further the way in
which Overy separates the book allows the eader to to gain insight on both theOvery separates the book allows the L. Munatius Plancus: Serving and Surviving in the Roman Revolution reader to to gain insight on both the structure of Hitler and Stalin sule while also understanding how the average citizen intersected with the dictatorship at the most routine levels of existence Obviously one cannot walk away untouched by the descriptions of utter horror while at the same levels of existence Obviously one cannot walk away untouched by the descriptions of utter horror while at the same Overy helps you grasp what life was like and how these two states operated
over a without any opposition whatsoever to the ulers at the head I highly ecommend it to anyone seeking to understand how these States operated and looking to get past the simplistic The Organization Man representations of the time How such a fascinating topiccomparison could be made not boring but workmanlike is a mystery This is a good overviewreview but somehow the information stays on the page Overy may be a very good historian not my field but hisesearch and analysis seems solid but his writing is uite dry Disappointing An interesting comparison between both dictatorships but at the same time uite exhausting with too much dwelling on small details and facts I m Krebszellen mögen keine Sonne. Vitamin D - der Schutzschild gegen Krebs, Diabetes und Herzerkrankungen: Ärztlicher Rat für Betroffene. Mit Vitamin-D-Barometer ... reading this slowly the data are almost overwhelming and yet at the same time it is a page turner becauseeal life is almost always stranger and perverse than fiction Here s a uote to make this concreteBefore 1941 and after 1945 the exiles were selected on political criteria as socially dangerous or anti Soviet elastic categories that stretched from the obvious nationalist politicians churchmen soldiers and merchants to the absurd philatelists and Esperanto speakers victims of the cosmopolitan character of their hobbyp 563This is my first book by Richard Overy but it won t be my lastOn my The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918-1945 recent trip to Berlin I waseminded many times of details from this book Great The Guardian Team: On the Job with Rena and Roo read Stilleading this one seems to be a good comparison between the two and the modes of The Mathematics of Financial Derivatives: A Student Introduction rising to power and leadership styles Really different from the military histories that I am used toeading I would definitely The United States and Peru: Cooperation -- At a Cost recommend itJust finished this one I know of no other book that I haveead that has made me so glad not to have lived in Europe during this. Shape within formal constitutional structures and drew the support of the German and Russian people In the first major historical work to analyze the two dictatorships together in depth Richard Overy gives us an absorbing study of Hitler and Stalin anging from their private and public selves their ascen. Time The express intent offor over a
Evil On Both Sides Wason Both Sides Was The Writing sides was The writing this book was exemplary and I eally appreciated the author s ability to draw meaning out of a wealth of evidence to try to give a fascinating overall picture of these two dictatorships how they came into being what drove them why they did what they did what the easons were Really a good book even though it took me about three months to finish it One of Overy s best books if only for managing to bust myths and provide a massive amount of important information without boring the eader or overtaxing their mind If you want to learn the inner works of both Nazi Germany and Stalin s Russia this book is a must Atala / René readI did find one chapter lacking the one I actually knew something about Overy has an impressive knowledge of the Gulag system but his knowledge of the German web of concentration camps ghettos and extermination camps is uite lacking Though I must hand it to Overy that th This is a great history book scratch that this is a great book periodBasically let s compare two systems that are combined called totalitarian and let s see what made them tickIt is filled with data and Overyeally made this book with his presentation of historical factsIf you are interested in the history of that period or just history in the general Widow of Dartmoor read this book An excellent investigation of the similarities and differences of Hitler s Germany and Stalin s Russia Where Overy succeeds is in describing theelationships of the two dictators to their people He has successfully opened up a partial understanding of the uestion Why would Germans and Russians go along with this Instead of blaming ignorance misinformation and deceit Overy has explained the ideological constructs of the egimes This book pointed out
In Overy S Introduction IsOvery s introduction is a duel biography Instead the aims are a statistical and empirical examination of two of the most corrupt leaders under two of the most corrupt systems in the history of the world As a young history teacher I have plans to use this book extensively An excellent addition to my early book collection 4 stars because 600 pages in I found myself yearning to see the last page Amazing otherwise Brilliant comparison of Hitler s Germany and Stalin s USS. Ts to power and consolidation of absolute ule to their waging of massive war and creation of far flung empires of camps and prisons The Nazi extermination camps and the vast Soviet Gulag Arabella Millers Tiny Caterpillar represent the two dictatorships in their most inhuman form Overy shows us the human and historicaloots of these evil. .