- Hitler and Stalin: The Tyrants and the Second World War
Hitler and Stalin: The Tyrants and the Second World War
This compelling book on Hitler and Stalin - the culmination of thirty years' work - examines the two tyrants during the Second World War, when Germany and the Soviet Union fought the biggest and bloodiest war in history. Yet despite the fact they were bitter opponents, Laurence Rees shows that Hitler and Stalin were, to a large extent, different sides of the same coin. Both were prepared to create undreamt-of suffering, destroy individual liberty and twist facts in order to build the utopias they wanted, and while Hitler's creation of the Holocaust remains a singular crime, Rees shows why we must not forget that Stalin committed a series of atrocities at the same time.
Using previously unpublished, startling eyewitness testimony from soldiers of the Red Army and Wehrmacht, civilians who suffered during the conflict and those who knew both men personally, bestselling historian Laurence Rees challenges long-held popular misconceptions about two of the most important figures in history.
Details: Biography/True story, published 2021.
Format: Soft cover, 528 pages.
Dimensions: 19.7 cm (h) x 13.1 cm (w) x 3.7 cm (d) / 396 grams.