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The woman who shot Mussolini

Author: Frances Stonor Saunders
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Co., [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Delivers the untold story of the Irish woman who tried to kill Mussolini and stop the rise of Fascism, in an account that looks at the woman's aristocratic childhood; her engagement with the critical ideas of her era, including pacifism, mysticism and socialism; her role in the cult of Mussolini; and more.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Violet Gibson; Benito Mussolini; Edward Gibson Ashbourne, Baron; Benito Mussolini
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Stonor Saunders
ISBN: 9780805091212 0805091211
OCLC Number: 427541871
Description: xii, 380 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. Revelation: Then ; Open, O ye heavenly gates ; The problem of being ; The new mystics ; La femme qui cherche ; L'homme qui cherche ; Hoc est corpus meum ; Holy war ; Il miglior fabbro ; Things snap --
pt. II. Acts: Theater of madness ; Martyrs ; Gethsemane ; What God wants ; Providential escape ; Questions ; Secrets ; The new Augustus ; Hidden hands ; Lives of the saints ; Mea culpa ; Examination ; Stigmata ; Heretics ; Lockdown ; Special justice ; Lucid insanity ; Exodus --
pt. III. Lamentations: Mansion of despair ; The absence of God ; Buried alive ; Cometh the hour ; By the heels at Milano ; Casting off ; Death in exile --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Frances Stonor Saunders.

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Delivers the untold story of the Irish woman who tried to kill Mussolini and stop the rise of Fascism, in an account that looks at the woman's aristocratic childhood; her engagement with the critical ideas of her era, including pacifism, mysticism and socialism; her role in the cult of Mussolini; and more.

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