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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.
Length: 3 hrs
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Publisher's 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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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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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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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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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.

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Well narration

Wonderful book written by a man demonized by a degenerates society. Well narrated too. I love it.

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Excellent listen

Research was terrific. Narration was smooth and kept my attention. A lot of new material about the war time transition of the two administrations, and the players close to power. Very interesting information about Stalin' and Hitler. Hitler is a very interesting dude but totally insane. The book is very long and it's odd that in the beginning, as you learn about Hitler as a teen and young adult, he just seems like a passionate, intense, odd dude

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Greatest narration

I will keep this short & simple. I believe everyone should read Mein Kampf. And this edition, published by Midgård Records in the late 90s/early 00s is by far the greatest translation I've personally read.

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Excellent

This is a wonderful book in terms of its insights, unusual research sources, and provocative speculations regarding each of these two quite unique historical figures. The narrative carries itself in an entertaining, edifying, and comprehensible fashion, and his use of photographs and maps serves the text well. All in all, I would have to describe this book as a must-read for anyone seriously interested in how the personalities and characteristics of these two key leaders in 20th century history figured into the unholy calculus of madness and mayhem, otherwise referred to as World War Two. I highly recommend it. Enjoy!

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Beautifully written and narrated

Beautifully written and narrated. Compellingly relayed small details and insights you don't get in kershaws overrated doorstops.

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extremely comprehensive


This is an extremely comprehensive and well researched piece of work. That, in itself, makes it somewhat difficult to wade through.

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  • Alyaiya
  • 03-10-19

Pleasantly Surprised

I was very pleasantly surprised by this book. An interesting and a valuable learning tool..These are fairly brief biographies but they still have many interesting details and insights about notorious world leaders and villains.

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  • Abbe
  • 03-09-19

Recommended

"Hitler and Stalin" places two of history's most destructive figures side by side.This book reflects an astounding commitment to the subject and a peerless quality of scholarship. A monumental feat of scholarship, meticulously researched, and marked by a deep understanding of the killing fields that comprised the Ukraine, Poland, and part of the Soviet Union, during 1933-1945, Snyder, a Yale historian, has carefully documented the unspeakable with a new perspective that staggers even the most macabre of imaginations. In 1939 Hitler and Stalin invaded Poland as allies. There followed a policy of "belligerent complicity," involving the killing of women and children on both sides of a line drawn by the German foreign minister, Joachim von Ribbentrop and his Soviet counterpart, Viacheslav Molotov. This line was drawn in the bloodlands, mostly the Ukraine and down the middle of Poland.

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  • Chet
  • 03-09-19

Perfect price

very fair price for an interesting piece of history.I bought it for spare. But the quality is much better than I thought, the sound is good, and there is a very good sound isolation.

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  • Dado
  • 03-09-19

Thanks for publish

Incredible piece of art...I was riveted to each paragraph...very well written...very intelligent. Thanks god i didn't miss it.

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  • Ebbe
  • 03-09-19

Superb

This is an excellent book on a difficult subject. With so many books on or about this subject it is always difficult to find one that covers it so comprehensively and especially as it is a truncated version of their biography it certainly does not seem so. Excellent information on Hitler's and Stalin early life and influences much of which I had not read about before all the way up to his last days in the bunker which is covered with good detail using sources close to the final days in the bunker. All in all a very good listen. Highly recommended.

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  • Barton
  • 03-09-19

Interesting

The book also brings forth the fact that both Stalin and Hitler had many eager followers that often exceeded their orders in imposing terror and killing people. While this phenomenon does not absolve the evil dictators of their crimes it is also points out the darker sides of human nature that often come into play and, maybe, we should pay more attention to the latter forces than to whoever happens to be their leader. The modern parallel seems to be the excessive focus on bin-Ladden rather than the factors that make certain people flock to his cause.

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  • Daewon
  • 03-09-19

very hot topic

This book is a very hot topic buy a horrible person. Worth a read just to educate yourself and so you can have an actual opinion. Most ppl hate a think without having listen it.

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  • Dabney
  • 03-09-19

I would definitely recommend this book!

I've always wanted to read about Hitler and Stalin to learn about them as men, but also what the world circumstances were like during that time to allow two such vicious and evil people obtain so much power. This book allowed me to do that without investing hours and hours reading multiple books on the subject. It did a good job of illustrating how they both came into power (with the added bonus of Lenin) and compared their two different styles of ruthlessness. Even though it got a little tedious at times it was still a good read and I now feel I have a much better understanding of what they were like and what happened.

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  • Elaiya
  • 03-09-19

Very good and the history story was well written

Very good and the history story was well written and well spoke and kept the person involved in the historic story and kept simple most people will understand

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  • Dailud
  • 03-09-19

A good time passed


An excellent book, the second volume in the series, whose great strength is in clarifying a key point often overlooked. Yes, Stalin was suspicious of others, but the Terror and literal destruction of much of Soviet governance was not because he was crazy or a "monster" but because he was a true believer, a dedicated communist who was, in fact, acting in accordance with communist ideology and the precedents set by Lenin. He did what he did in a fashion that demonstrated he was completely in control of both himself and the Soviet state - things happened when he wanted them to and they stopped when he wanted them to.