One of the most popular volumes in our European History Series, Bruce Pauley's inventive work continues to provide readers a unique interpretive comparison of the economics, propaganda, culture, and education and healthcare systems of all three forms of European totalitarianism, punctuated by vivid portraits of the dictators' youths, early careers, personal relationships, management styles, and cults of personality.
With so many totalitarian or near-totalitarian regimes remaining in the world today or struggling to emerge from the shadows of totalitarianism, it is clear that one cannot dismiss the totalitarian dictatorships discussed in this book as mere intellectual curiosities with no relevance to the present. This newest edition of Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini includes entirely new maps and a number of new photographs, considers the very latest scholarship—much of which has been published since 2002—and provides fascinating new details including the use of terror, Stalin’s lack of preparedness for war in 1941, the attempted reforms of Nikita Krushchev and Mikhail Gorbachev, and the changes that have taken place in the former dictatorships since the turn of the twenty-first century.
|Publisher:||Harlan Davidson, Inc.|
|Series:||European History Ser.|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Bruce F. Pauley, Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Central Florida, is the author of six books on Nazism, anti-Semitism, totalitarianism, and the two world wars, as well as his autobiography, Pioneering History on Two Continents (2014).