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Mussolini's Italy : life under the dictatorship, 1915-1945

Author: R J B Bosworth
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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An evaluation of Italy's notorious Fascist period under dictator Benito Mussolini considers its violence and demands for obedience, noting how it served as a model for other twentieth-century dictatorships while arguing that the nation's largely undeveloped country and tribal family structures helped Italians to devise creative survival and resistance methods.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bosworth, R.J.B.
Mussolini's Italy.
New York : Penguin Books, 2006
(OCoLC)646825891
Named Person: Benito Mussolini; Benito Mussolini; Benito Mussolini
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R J B Bosworth
ISBN: 1594200785 9781594200786 0141012919 9780141012919
OCLC Number: 61353131
Description: xxvi, 692 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: One Italy or another before 1914 --
Liberal and dynastic war --
Popular and national war --
1919 --
Becoming a fascist --
Learning to rule in the provinces --
Learning to rule from Rome --
Building a totalitarian dictatorship --
Forging fascist society --
Placing Italy in Europe --
Going to the people --
Dictating full-time --
Becoming imperialists --
Embracing Nazi Germany --
Lurching into war --
The wages of fascist war --
Losing all the wars --
The fascist heritage.
Responsibility: R.J.B. Bosworth.
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