Mussolini

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 237 pages

Although he could be both ruthless and opportunistic, Benito Mussolini was also driven by ideology and his desire to make Italy great. But conservative forces in the Italian establishment and factional warfare in his own fascist party were stumbling blocks to his policy, and ultimately Italy never became as fascist as Mussolini would have liked.

Clear and engaging, this survey is key to the understanding of one of the most fascinating twentieth century European dictators.

 

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The shaping of a political leader 18831919
16
The achievement of power 191924
41
Crisis and consolidation 192429
61
The dictator at his zenith
89
Italian society under Mussolini 193139
106
The Ethiopian War 193536
121
Into the abyss foreign and defense policy 193640
136
The slide to disaster 194043
162
The last phase 194345
182
Conclusion
198
NOTES
214
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
225
INDEX
228
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Peter Neville teaches history at the University of East Anglia.

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