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Lenin, Stalin And Hitler by Robert Gellately
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Aug 05, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: biography, history-20th-century

The author presents an inter-related analysis of the three dictators, their similarities of method and intent, their differences of ideology and upbringing - and the horrific sameness of the results. Of greatest value is his documentation of Lenin as the ruthless and merciless practitioner of terrorism and death that he was - there are some who think Lenin was well-meaning and died too soon - that Stalin distorted Lenin's legacies to establish his own bloody rule. Simply not true - Stalin was true to Lenin's precedent. Much of the violence and death of the 20th Century can be laid justifiably at Lenin's door.

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