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Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin: Two Predator Leaders. The Biography Collection

The Greatest People, Book 1
Narrated by: Jerry Beebe, Alexander G.
Series: The Greatest People, Book 1
Length: 3 hrs
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Summary

Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, chancellor of Germany, and führer of Nazi Germany. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland and was central to the Holocaust. 

Hitler gained popular support by attacking the Treaty of Versailles and promoting Pan-Germanism, anti-Semitism, and anti-communism with charismatic oratory and Nazi propaganda. He frequently denounced international capitalism and communism as being part of a Jewish conspiracy.

Inside, you’ll learn about:

  • Adolf’s paternal and maternal roots
  • A troubled childhood
  • Joined the forces of World War I
  • Chancellor Hitler
  • Night of the long knives
  • Fuhrer Hitler
  • World War II and full effect
  • The end is nigh
  • And much more!

Initially presiding over an oligarchic one-party regime that governed by plurality, Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili became the de facto dictator of the Soviet Union. Joseph Stalin raised funds for Vladimir Lenin's Bolshevik faction via robberies, kidnappings, and protection rackets. Repeatedly arrested, he underwent several internal exiles.

To eradicate those regarded as "enemies of the working class", Stalin instituted the "Great Purge" in which over a million were imprisoned and at least 700,000 were executed from 1934 to 1939. In 1939, Stalin's government signed a non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany. Germany ended the pact by invading the Soviet Union in 1941. The Soviet Red Army halted the German incursion and captured Berlin in 1945, ending World War II in Europe.

Inside, you’ll learn about:

  • From Georgia with rage
  • Winds of change begin to blow
  • Warfare
  • Purges
  • The great terror
  • The Great Patriotic War
  • Victory and aftermath
  • Cold War
  • All things must end
  • And much more!
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It was a great deal

This book was exactly what I was after, a nonin-depth review of the subject matter. Very educational and I've definitely learned some new things. I will absolutely be listening to more by this author. Such a great idea these hourly history books, keep up the good work

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Great

great information in a few hours. thank you. still short of words though. what a world!

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A Flawing personality.

That such an idealist could be so pragmatic simply makes him more inspiring to me. The Declaration of Independence remains the most inspiring political ideal ever penned.

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Too many details!

This book is fantastic from a bibliographical prospective. Extremely detailed. A person really passionate about Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin would like it!

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Tough Times - WWII


This book "Hitler And Stalin" is truly a historical book. It will open your eyes to the character of both persons. If you are interested in the history of this time period this is the book to complete your study. You cannot not truly understand WWII without a knowledge of these persons. Great interest.

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Good way to start learning about the 2 men


The author is a famous British historian. In this book he adopts an interesting approach to history telling - he gives you the facts and events and leaves it up to you to make conclusions. Much more information was uncovered since the book was written and the book misses a lot of facts, but it is still a solid work.

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Beautiful


The revisionist biography of Hitler and Stalin, the likeable Bolshevik, up until the great change. The issue of Lenin's testament is dealt with extensively. You may or may not agree with the author's position. This is Stalin as the victor over Trotsky and all opposition, but before the collectivization and purges. It is drawn as showing that Stalin that was the natural successor to Lenin. This is just the first volume of a trilogy. Very well written and fully conversant in all the literature of the man and the period. This is a complete history as well as a biography. I can't wait for the next volumes.

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Thorough and Fascinating


I have listen many books on Russian history in general and on Stalin in particular, but this is by far the most thorough examination of Stalin's life I have seen so far. The book is not only about Stalin himself, but goes into some detail describing the contemporary political environment, the key political players shaping this environment, and the effects of these on Stalin's actions, thoughts, and behavior. I recommend this as a "must listen" for anyone who is interested in knowing more about Stalin and this period in Russian history

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Recommended

Once Stalin had completed his consolidation of power, he then proceeded as Marxist doctrine demanded: abolish the New Economic Policy and undertake the forced collectivisation of agriculture. This began in 1928.
If you are interested in Hitler and Stalin, the Soviet Union, the phenomenon of Bolshevism, totalitarian dictatorship, or how destructive madness can grip a civilised society for decades, this is an essential work. It is unlikely it will ever be equalled.

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Excellent book


I believe what makes this volume special is how it shows Stalin's connection to the historical context of Russia and Europe -especially in regards to Germany - and does so without becoming meaningless Freudian psycho-history. The author also makes excellent use of primary source quotes that will be very helpful for teachers. Here is a passage that I think demonstrates these points. Highly recommended

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  • Alyaiya
  • 10-03-19

Excellent book

Hitler and Stalin managed to gain positions of absolute power over their respective countries. Hitler and Stalin lies in the men's complete lack of anything that could appropriately be described as human feeling or comparison. To both, as Bullock says, other people were simply objects to be manipulated or obstacles to be eliminated. To Stalin the objective was getting and keeping power, to Hilter achieving his wild dreams of a German empire, with neither goal leaving any room for consideration of others. It seems to be this one characteristic, above all others, that Bullock sees as motivating the two dictators' action.

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  • Filip Bordz
  • 25-10-19

Excellent

Hitler gained popular support by attacking the Treaty of Versailles and promoting Pan-Germanism, anti-Semitism, and anti-communism with charismatic oratory and Nazi propaganda. He frequently denounced international capitalism and communism as being part of a Jewish conspiracy.

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  • Phyllis S Lopez
  • 25-10-19

Best informative.

I was very pleasantly surprised by this book. An interesting and a valuable learning tool. All of them were fascinating and I've read book after book on each (I'm a history buff) but the information on Patton was new to me. Especially what he did to those poor refugees from the concentration camps.

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  • Jonas Peter
  • 14-10-19

Fantastic

A solid book with some interesting photos during the early years of eastern front combat during World War Two. I have never seen any of these photos before which was refreshing. Most of the photos seemed to be from the Soviet side which I did not mind. If you are interested in the eastern front during World War Two then I recommend this book.

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  • Erik Watson
  • 14-10-19

Best informative.

This book "Hitler And Stalin" is truly a historical book. It will open your eyes to the character of both persons. If you are interested in the history of this time period this is the book to complete your study. You cannot not truly understand WWII without a knowledge of these persons. Great interest.

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  • Asaly
  • 01-10-19

good one

Incredible, detailed, and brilliant look at these two men who were responsible for the deaths of more than 50 million people.

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  • Miller
  • 01-10-19

Great learn

The “parallel” is not a writer’s gimmick. You’ll see that it’s essential. If you only had 5 books to listen about the 20th century, this must be one of them. It’s that great.

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  • Abbe
  • 09-03-19

Excellent book

This is a very good book, obviously reflecting prodigious work to bring together an enormous body of information to document and explain the murderous events that took place in Eastern Europe in the 1930s and 1940s. There number of civilians who perished in the events leading up to and during WW2 are well known to be incredibly large. The great majority of the historical literature chronicling the events in Easter Europe tend to focus on the military strategies and events of this period. This book is different - it casts its exhaustively researched eye upon why and how the power players in this cataclysm murdered the civilians.

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  • Chet
  • 09-03-19

Wonderful time passed

Just because racism's unpleasant doesn't give you the power to call into being a new set of facts. In the end, and with special regard to one particular tribe, experience is eventually going to correct your youthful idealism. Don't get swindled out of your money by the shallow and the predatory in the learning process like I did.

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  • Ebbe
  • 09-03-19

Fascinating

The book is breathtakingly chilling and hard to put down. Fascinating details about this satanic character. This was exceptionally well done, both in the content and presentation. I learned new aspects of a figure I thought I already I knew well.