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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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Mussolini: A Biography
Mussolini: A Biography
by Jasper Godwi Ridley
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Benito Mussolini (1883-1945) was the founder of Fascism and iron-fisted ruler of Italy for two decades. He was also an extremely able politician who won the esteem of many statesmen including Winston Churchill and influential persons in the United States.... (read more)

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Studies on the History of Society and Culture #42: Fascist Modernities: Italy, 1922-1945
Studies on the History of Society and Culture #42: Fascist Modernities: Italy, 1922-1945
by Ruth Ben Ghiat
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In contrast to the widely held view that Italian fascism did not have a coherent program, Ben-Ghiat argues that the political situation was used as "an opportunity to create a peculiarly Italian and fascist mass culture (celebrating) order, hierarchy... (read more)

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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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The Bicycle Runner: A Memoir of Love, Loyalty, and the Italian Resistance
The Bicycle Runner: A Memoir of Love, Loyalty, and the Italian Resistance
by G Franco Romagnoli
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Like all boys growing up in Rome during the 1930s and 1940s, the author was expected to join the BalillaItalys fascist Youth Organization. With political divisions running deep in the families within his palazzo, he and his motley group of friends were... (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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My Autobiography (06 Edition)
My Autobiography (06 Edition)
by Mussolini
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Urged by American Ambassador to Rome Richard Washburn Child to write his autobiography, Benito Mussolini hesitated only slightly before he dictated thoughts on his private and public life. This volume reprints the Italian dictator's extraordinary... (read more)

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Mussolini : a Biography (82 Edition)
Mussolini : a Biography (82 Edition)
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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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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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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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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My Rise and Fall
My Rise and Fall
by Benito Mussolini
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Here, for the first time in one volume, are two rare autobiographical works by Benito Mussolini (1883–1945), founder of Fascism and Italian dictator for twenty-one years. The first volume (published in English in 1928 as My Autobiography) describes... (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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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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Discovery of the World: A Political Awakening in the Shadow of Mussolini
Discovery of the World: A Political Awakening in the Shadow of Mussolini
by Luciana Castellina
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Luciana Castellina is a journalist and writer based in Rome. A member of the Italian Communist Party from 1947, she was expelled in 1969 as part of the dissident Il manifesto group. She has been a deputy both in the Italian Chamber of Deputies and a... (read more)

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Mussolini
Mussolini
by R J B Bosworth
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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... (read more)

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Mussolini (Us)
Mussolini (Us)
by Jasper Ridley
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Hardly the buffoon he is frequently made out to be, Benito Mussolini (1883-1945) was an able politician who won the esteem of many statesmen and who knew how to cooperate peacefully with foreign governments when it suited him. Mussolini, the first... (read more)

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