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First Words : a Childhood in Fascist Italy (00 Edition)
First Words : a Childhood in Fascist Italy (00 Edition)
by Rosetta Loy
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In 1937, Rosetta Loy was a privileged five-year-old growing up among the well-to-do Catholic intelligentsia of Rome. But her childhood world of indulgent nannies and summers in the mountains was also the world of Mussolini's fascist regime and the... (read more)

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Iris Origo: Marchesa of Val D'Orcia
Iris Origo: Marchesa of Val D'Orcia
by Caroline Moorehead
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Iris Origo was one of those rare characters that, despite being born with a platinum spoon in her mouth, went on to accomplish great things. In Origo?s case, she managed to add light and color to everything she touched and left for posterity... (read more)

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Mussolini's Shadow: The Double Life of Count Galeazzo Ciano
Mussolini's Shadow: The Double Life of Count Galeazzo Ciano
by Ray Moseley
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Based on the diaries of Mussolini's daughter Edda, this is the first biography in English about Mussolini's son-in-law, who was found guilty of treason and shot after he joined with dissident Fascists to oust Mussolini. 26 illustrations.... (read more)

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The Fall of Mussolini: Italy, the Italians, and the Second World War
The Fall of Mussolini: Italy, the Italians, and the Second World War
by Philip Morgan
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In this powerful history, Philip Morgan tells the dramatic story of Mussolini's fall from power in July 1943, illuminating both the causes and the consequences of this momentous event. Morgan recounts how King Emanuel first ousted Mussolini and how... (read more)

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Mussolini
Mussolini
by Denis Mack Smith
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This work measures the true impact of Mussolini on his follower, Hitler and its consequences for both fascism and communism in 20th century history. 21 photos. Smith charts the career of the man who altered his choice of violence to a talent of deceit.... (read more)

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Donatello Among the Blackshirts: History and Modernity in the Visual Culture of Fascist Italy
Donatello Among the Blackshirts: History and Modernity in the Visual Culture of Fascist Italy
by Claudia Lazzaro
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Focuses on the appropriation of visual elements of the classical, medieval, and Renaissance past in Mussolini's Italy.... (read more)

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The Brutal Friendship: Mussolini, Hitler and the Fall of Italian Fascism
The Brutal Friendship: Mussolini, Hitler and the Fall of Italian Fascism
by F W Deakin
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Using source materials from summit conference records on the Axis side to private correspondence, police files and spy reports, Deakin writes a narrative history that reads like a psychological thriller, vividly detailing the intense relationship between... (read more)

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The Mussolini Memoirs: 1942-1943
The Mussolini Memoirs: 1942-1943
by Raymond Kilbansky
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Here are the words of the man who led Italy to fascism and aided Hitler during the war, written in early 1944 as it all began to fall apart. A fascinating historical document of first-rate importance, these memoirs come from his personal account... (read more)

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Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis
Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis
by Robert M. Edsel
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When Hitler's armies occupied Italy in 1943, they also seized control of mankind's greatest cultural treasures. As they had done throughout Europe, the Nazis could now plunder the masterpieces of the Renaissance, the treasures of the Vatican, and the... (read more)

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Fascist Voices: An Intimate History of Mussolini's Italy
Fascist Voices: An Intimate History of Mussolini's Italy
by Christopher Duggan
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Today Mussolini is remembered as a hated dictator who, along with Hitler and Stalin, ushered in an era of totalitarian repression unsurpassed in human history. But how was he viewed by ordinary Italians during his lifetime? In Fascist Voices, Christopher... (read more)

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Fatal Silence the Pope the Resistance &
Fatal Silence the Pope the Resistance &
by Robert Katz
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The dramatic story of the brutal occupation of Rome by the Germans after the fall of Mussolini in July 1943 up to the capture of the city by General Mark Clark in June 1944. Rome became a city of spies, double agents, informers, torturers, escaped Allied... (read more)

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My Fault: Mussolini as I Knew Him
My Fault: Mussolini as I Knew Him
by Margherita Sarfatti
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Margherita Sarfatti first met Benito Mussolini in 1911 at the socialist daily Avanti! In what became a turbulent love affair she emerged as an important writer, art critic, and major adviser to the founder of the Fascist party. Even though she converted... (read more)

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Italy's Sorrow: A Year of War, 1944-1945
Italy's Sorrow: A Year of War, 1944-1945
by James Holland
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During the Second World War, the campaign in Italy was the most destructive fought in Europe – a long, bitter and highly attritional conflict that raged up the countrys mountainous leg.  For frontline troops, casualty rates at Cassino and... (read more)

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A Civil War: A History of the Italian Resistance
A Civil War: A History of the Italian Resistance
by Claudio Pavone
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Claudio Pavone was born in Rome in 1920 and took an active part in the Resistance movement. A renowned historian, he has worked for many years in the National Archives and is Professor of Contemporary History in the University of Pisa. He is the director... (read more)

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Road To Valor (13 Edition)
Road To Valor (13 Edition)
by Aili Mcconnon
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The inspiring, against-the-odds story of Gino Bartali, the cyclist who made the greatest comeback in Tour de France history and secretly aided the Italian resistance during World War II     Gino Bartali is best known as an Italian cycling... (read more)

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Mussolini As Diplomat: Il Duce's Italy on the World Stage
Mussolini As Diplomat: Il Duce's Italy on the World Stage
by Richard Lamb
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An eminent historian provides a revisionist assessment of the Italian dictator's diplomatic blunders from pre-World War II Europe, focusing primarily on his relations with Britain and secondarily with France, until his fatal miscalculation in 1945... (read more)

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Franca's Story
Franca's Story
by Diane Kinman
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Friends and neighbors Kinman and Martin collaborate closely in this memoir of what could have been a quiet, successful little life had it not been for the pandemonium in Italy during World War II. Mercati Martin became a successful artist in later... (read more)

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Mussolini and His Generals: The Armed Forces and Fascist Foreign Policy, 1922-1940 (Cambridge Military Histories)
Mussolini and His Generals: The Armed Forces and Fascist Foreign Policy, 1922-1940 (Cambridge Military Histories)
by John Gooch
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This is the first authoritative study of the Italian armed forces and the relationship between the military and foreign policies of Fascist Italy from Mussolini's rise to power in 1922 to the catastrophic defeat of 1940. Using extensive new research... (read more)

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Mussolini's Italy: Life Under the Fascist Dictatorship, 1915-1945
Mussolini's Italy: Life Under the Fascist Dictatorship, 1915-1945
by R. J. B. Bosworth
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With Mussolini and#146;s Italy, R.J.B. Bosworthand#151;the foremost scholar on the subject writing in Englishand#151;vividly brings to life the period in which Italians participated in one of the twentieth centuryand#146;s most notorious political... (read more)

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Hitler's Italian Allies: Royal Armed Forces, Fascist Regime, and the War of 1940-1943
Hitler's Italian Allies: Royal Armed Forces, Fascist Regime, and the War of 1940-1943
by Macgregor Knox
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This book explains why the Italian armed forces and Fascist regime were so remarkably ineffectual at an activity-war-that was central to their existence. Italy's economic fragility, Mussolini's strategic-ideological fantasies, and Hitler's failure in the... (read more)

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