Understand Mussolini's Italy A Teach Yourself Guide

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An introduction to the infamous fascist dictator and his cruel way of governing that will fascinate and horrify you

Though sometimes regarded as a farcical ruler, Benito Mussolini's 'brutal friendship' with Hitler and his tyrannical killing of over a million people cannot be ignored as crucial aspects of modern European history. David Evans' pacy and nuanced analysis of the rise and fall of this colorful yet dangerous dictator will keep you ...

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Overview

An introduction to the infamous fascist dictator and his cruel way of governing that will fascinate and horrify you

Though sometimes regarded as a farcical ruler, Benito Mussolini's 'brutal friendship' with Hitler and his tyrannical killing of over a million people cannot be ignored as crucial aspects of modern European history. David Evans' pacy and nuanced analysis of the rise and fall of this colorful yet dangerous dictator will keep you gripped from beginning to end.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444157505
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/11/2012
  • Series: Teach Yourself: History & Politics Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

David Evans is an established writer and lecturer. He has written more than 20 books on modern European history and appears regularly on television and radio.

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Table of Contents

Introduction / 1.The Italy into which Benito Mussolini was born / 2.Italy's imperial ambitions and search for great power status / 3.Italy and the First World War / 4.Post-war Italy - years of crises / 5.The march on Rome and the Fascist coup of 1922 / 6.The Fascist consolidation of power / 7.The early years of Mussolini's Fascist dictatorship / 8.Life in Fascist Italy / 9.The Italian economy / 10.Italian foreign policy 1922-40 / 11.Italian involvement in the Second World War / 12.The end of Mussolini and his Fascist regime

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