Mussolini: A Biography

Mussolini: A Biography

by Jasper Ridley

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Overview

Benito Mussolini (1883-1945) was the founder of Fascism and iron-fisted ruler of Italy for two decades. He was also an extremely able politician who won the esteem of many statesmen—including Winston Churchill and influential persons in the United States. This biography describes Mussolini's childhood; his education (including his suspension from school for attacking other boys with knives); his World War I experiences and severe wounding; his involvement in, and eventual expulsion from the revolutionary Italian Socialist Party; his numerous love affairs, his early career as a journalist and his rise to power and brutal rule.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815410812
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/05/2000
Edition description: 1ST COOPER
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 705,873
Product dimensions: 6.18(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
ix(2)
Acknowledgements xi(2)
Maps xiii
1 The Red Romagna
1(8)
2 The Difficult Child
9(8)
3 Switzerland
17(12)
4 The Trentino
29(13)
5 The Libyan War
42(9)
6 Red Week
51(8)
7 The Break with Socialism
59(10)
8 The Interventionist
69(5)
9 Corporal Mussolini
74(7)
10 The Fascio di Combattimento
81(11)
11 The Bolshevik Menace
92(11)
12 Castor Oil and Arson
103(9)
13 The Treaty of Pacification
112(9)
14 The General Strike
121(8)
15 The March on Rome
129(9)
16 Prime Minister
138(11)
17 Corfu
149(10)
18 Matteotti
159(9)
19 Consolidating the Dictatorship
168(8)
20 The Terrorists
176(11)
21 The Mafia
187(7)
22 The Concordat
194(7)
23 The Fascist Regime
201(12)
24 The Duce at Work
213(12)
25 Depression and Disarmament
225(10)
26 Hitler
235(10)
27 Ethiopia
245(10)
28 Defying the World
255(7)
29 Victory
262(11)
30 The Spanish Civil War
273(10)
31 The Racial Laws
283(10)
32 Munich
293(9)
33 Non-Belligerency
302(13)
34 The War Between Blood and Gold
315(1)
35 Marching on Moscow
315(21)
36 The Twenty-Fifth of July
336(9)
37 The Italian Social Republic
345(8)
38 Mussolini At Bay
353(10)
39 Nemesis
363(7)
Sources and References 370(31)
Bibliography 401(6)
Index 407

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