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Mussolini's Rome: Rebuilding the Eternal City

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Very interesting read!

I never really thought about how a political system can actually shape a city until I read this book. This is a fascinating read for anyone who's interested in either history or architecture, and I would even recommend it for anyone just looking for a thought-provoking ...
I never really thought about how a political system can actually shape a city until I read this book. This is a fascinating read for anyone who's interested in either history or architecture, and I would even recommend it for anyone just looking for a thought-provoking read.

posted by DrewGeoff on June 16, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

24 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

Informative, got a tad lost.

I will confess, I knew very little about Rome during Mussolini's reign. Therefore, when I started to read this book, I could quickly become lost at times. This is a book to read in addition to basic knowledge, rather than a book FOR basic knowledge.
However, that is n...
I will confess, I knew very little about Rome during Mussolini's reign. Therefore, when I started to read this book, I could quickly become lost at times. This is a book to read in addition to basic knowledge, rather than a book FOR basic knowledge.
However, that is not to say this is not a good book. It is. It is well written, very informative, with great footnotes for further information, as well as pictures that aid rather than detract. If you don't have basic knowledge, it is still very rewarding but will be a bit harder of a read through than if you have that knowledge. If you are interested in Rome as a city, Italian history before and during WWII, or politics and their influence on architecture-this is a must read.

posted by Voracious_Bookworm on June 5, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2011

    Good read for a History buff. Good portrait of Mussolini

    This is a good read for any history buff. Kind of tedious with many names and places but the pictures and footnotes help in the overall understanding of the events. Definitely recommended.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Good maybe.

    This book looks good because I like to read about things from WW2. But sadly I can't read it yet... but if I were you, I'd read it. It looks good.

    2 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2011

    cool

    y

    2 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Great!!

    I love history Great book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    Highly reccomended

    This is a must have for students and lovers of Rome.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    Your domb and you know it

    This is for idiot

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2012

    Rosey

    She looks over "where may that be?"

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2012

    Will

    Ok

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2012

    Rosey

    Thanks!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2012

    Zero

    Well right now greek secound result everyone is fighting to be the leader

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2012

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    Cody

    Hj

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    Pikone

    Ceres is demeter's roman counterpart. Pretty much your daughter of the roman side of Demeter."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2012

    I wanna be a arcetect

    Cool

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2012

    Great for people who like mussolini

    The book is great

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2012

    Kevin

    Hmmmm..... I am Praetor of the Roman camps. If its a war you want, then ur gonna get ur butts kicked. I want to speak with this Brutis.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2012

    Miller

    I demand to speak with brutis
    Im general miller aka julius
    I want to join brutis's army
    Skilled at unconventional warfare
    Sorry about the war note
    I had to get your attention

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    RaNdOm

    this book has put me closer to our world history.its a great book!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    RECRUITING ROMAN SOLDIERS

    I AM GENERAL BRUTIS. I AM MAKING A ROMAN ARMY. Ranks open~5 captains needed~10 centurians~soldiers~ goto the second result to ask to join ONLY THE BEST WILL BE CHOSEN!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    Great Book

    Very good book, and very informative, but too date concious for me. More about architecture than musssolini but still an excellent read

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