Benito Mussolini: Fascist Italian Dictator

Benito Mussolini: Fascist Italian Dictator

by Brenda Haugen
     
 

From 1900 to the present day, humanity and the world have undergone major changes. Drastic shifts in theories and practice tested the standards of personal freedoms and religious conventions as well as science, technology, and industry. The new mind-set of the modern world includes a focus on humanitarianism and the belief that a global economy has made the world a… See more details below

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Overview

From 1900 to the present day, humanity and the world have undergone major changes. Drastic shifts in theories and practice tested the standards of personal freedoms and religious conventions as well as science, technology, and industry. The new mind-set of the modern world includes a focus on humanitarianism and the belief that a global economy has made the world a more connected place. Starting as a fascist newspaper editor in the early 1900s, Benito Mussolini rallied enough support to become prime minister of Italy in 1922. He would go on to lead Italy into World War II and befriend Adolf Hitler, the Nazi leader of Germany. Even with the help of his powerful ally, Mussolini’s war efforts would not succeed. Mussolini resigned from power and was executed by his own countrymen

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Anita Barnes Lowen
Benito Mussolini was a brutal dictator, the fascist leader of Italy who allied himself and his country with Adolph Hitler and the Nazis during Word War II. From the Signature Lives series, this volume follows Mussolini's life from his boyhood (he was described as a bully even then) through his failed career as a teacher, his success as a journalist and newspaper editor to his rise to power in Fascist party. Ultimately he was elected prime minister of Italy with his promises of a return of order and prosperity. But under his reign Italians found themselves no better off. In 1943 Mussolini resigned as prime minister and made plans to escape from Italy and the Allied forces that had taken Rome. He was captured on the Swiss border by Italian forces and executed. The book is illustrated with historical photographs and maps. Frequent sidebars provide additional information. At the end of the book readers will find parallel timelines of Mussolini's life and world events, suggestions for further reading, a glossary and index. A good resource for students who want to learn more about the history and leaders of the mid 20th century and World War II.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756518929
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Series:
Signature Lives: Modern World Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
1,434,629
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
970L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Brenda Haugen started in the newspaper business and had a career as an award-winning journalist before finding her niche as an author. Since then, she has written more than 50 books and edited hundreds more, most of them for children. A graduate of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, Brenda lives in North Dakota with her dog, Alice, who chose Brenda when she went to the Humane Society thinking she was there to adopt another dog.

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