Personality and Power

ISBN: 9780241532416 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2022 Autor: Ian Kershaw Editură: Allen Lane Tip copertă: Hardcover Număr pagini: 512 Stoc: La comandă

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One of the great historians of our age asks: how far can a single leader alter the course of history?

The modern era saw the emergence of individuals who had command over a terrifying array of instruments of control, persuasion and death. Whole societies were re-shaped and wars fought, often with a merciless contempt for the most basic norms. At the summit of these societies were leaders whose personalities had somehow given them the ability to do whatever they wished.

Ian Kershaw's new book is a compelling, lucid and challenging attempt to understand these rulers, whether operating on the widest stage (Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini) or with a more national impact (Tito, Franco). What was it about these leaders and the times they lived in that allowed them such untrammelled and murderous power? And what brought that era to an end? In a contrasting group of profiles, from Churchill to de Gaulle, Adenauer to Gorbachev, and Thatcher to Kohl, Kershaw uses his exceptional skills to think through how other, strikingly different figures wielded power.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Ian Kershaw
Data Publicarii
2022
Editura
Allen Lane
Latime
16
Inaltime
24
Grosime
3.8
Greutate
714
Tip Coperta
Hardcover
Nr Pag
512
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