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

Author: R J B Bosworth
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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For almost all nations the First World War was an unparalleled disaster, but the Italian experience especially was to have catastrophic consequences. Weakened and embittered, trying and failing to come to terms with 600,000 dead and with an entire generation of men militarized by fighting, Italy gave birth to a new form of political life: Fascism ... brings to life the period when Italians participated in a vast and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Benito Mussolini; Benito Mussolini; Benito Mussolini
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R J B Bosworth
ISBN: 1594200785 9781594200786 9780143038566 0143038567 0713996978 9780713996975 9780141012919 0141012919
OCLC Number: 85484316
Description: xxviii, 692 pages [8] pages of plates : 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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