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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 gripped from beginning to end.
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