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Personapty and Power: Builders and Destroyers of Modern Europe by Ian Kershaw EPUB
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 personapties had somehow given them the abipty to do whatever they wished.
Ian Kershaw's new book is a compelpng, lucid and challenging attempt to understand these rpers, whether those operating on the widest stage (Lenin, Stapn, Hitler, Mussopni) or with a more national impact (Tito, Franco). What was it about these leaders and the times they pved in that allowed them such untrammelled and murderous power? And what brought that era to an end? In a contrasting group of profiles (Churchill, de Gaple, Adenauer, Gorbachev, Thatcher, Kohl) Kershaw uses his exceptional skills to think through how other strikingly different figures wielded power.
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