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Knopf, 1982 - Biography & Autobiography - 429 pages
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A definitive biography of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini documents his meteoric career, his ambitious drive for absolute power, his relationship with Hitler, World War II and his catastrophic downfall, and the history of Italian fascism

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I've always wondered why we don't hear more about Italy in WW2. Now I know. Mussolini had some serious problems, but his main problem, as far as trying to be a leader, was having absolutely no talent ... Read full review

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A literary masterpiece and a gripping portrait of one of history's most compelling supervillains. Read full review


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Smith is a Fellow of the British Academy and Wolfson College, Oxford and a foreign member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences