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30%OFFDr Richard J. B. Bosworth - Mussolini - 9780340981733 - V9780340981733
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Description for Mussolini Paperback. The new edition of this award-winning biography contains fresh insights into one of history's most intriguing figures. By emphasizing the impact of political and social upheaval in shaping Mussolini's image, Bosworth skillfully juxtaposes his subject's renowned brutality against his inner compassion. Mussolini never fails to grip. Num Pages: 544 pages, 27 b/w photographs, 4 maps. BIC Classification: 1DST; 3JJ; HBJD; HBLW; JPFQ; JPHL. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 216 x 139 x 28. Weight in Grams: 776.
In 1945, disguised in German greatcoat and helmet, Mussolini attempted to escape from the advancing Allied armies. Unfortunately for him, the convoy of which he was part was stopped by partisans and his features, made so familiar by Fascist propaganda, gave him away. Within 24 hours he was executed by his captors, joining those he sent early to their graves as an outcome of his tyranny, at least one million people. He was one of the tyrant-killers who so scarred interwar Europe, but we cannot properly understand him or his regime by any simple equation with Hitler or Stalin. Like ... Read more

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About Dr Richard J. B. Bosworth
Richard Bosworth is one of the world's leading authorities on modern Italian history. He has been a Visiting Fellow at a number of institutions, including the Italian Academy at Columbia University, St. Johns and Clare Hall (Cambridge), Balliol and All Souls Colleges (Oxford), the Humanities Research Centre (Canberra) and the University of Trento in Italy. He currently shares his Professorship ... Read more

Reviews for Mussolini
'The definitive study of the Italian dictator.' Library Journal 'It is lucid, elegant and a pleasure to read.' The Daily Telegraph 'It is the best biography in English to date.' The Spectator 'Highly readable' BBC History Magazine 'a fresh, intelligent and judicious re-examination of Mussolini and the Fascist period.' New York Times Sunday Book Review ... Read more

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