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Italo Balbo : a Fascist life

Author: Claudio G Segrè
Publisher: Berkeley ; London : University of California Press, ©1990, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pioneering aviator, blackshirt leader, colonial governor, confidante and heir-apparent to Benito Mussolini, the dashing and charismatic Italo Balbo exemplified the ideals of Fascist Italy during the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Italo Balbo; Italo Balbo; Italo Balbo
Material Type: Biography, Government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claudio G Segrè
ISBN: 0520071999 9780520071995
OCLC Number: 24723418
Notes: Originally published: Berkeley: London: University of California Press, 1987.
Description: xvi, 466 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Part one. The blackshirt (18961926): Journalist, the young mazzinian ; Soldier, hero of the alpine ; Squadrista, campaigns 1921 ; Quadrumvir, the march on Rome ; Ras of Ferrara, The intransigent – Part two. The aviator (1926-1934): Undersecretary, Douhet’s disciple ; Minister, father of the Aeronautica ; Aviator, the Mediterranean cruise ; Aviator, the first Atlantic cruise ; air Marshal, the road to exile – Part three. The colonizer (1934-1940): Governor general of Libya, builder and colonizer ; Governor general of Libya, creator of the fourth shore ; Frondeur, the Germanophobe ; Fascist, the model fascist’s fascism ; Soldier, North African commander ; Soldier, death of a hero.
Responsibility: Claudio G. Segrè.

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"Segre's accurate and disquieting portrait increases our understanding of the gap between the often glamorous image of Fascism and its limited achievements."--Adrian Lyttelton, "Times Literary Read more...

 
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