Mussolini and His Generals
The Armed Forces and Fascist Foreign Policy, 1922 1940
By (author) John Gooch
Normal Price: $94.95
Your Price: $85.46 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $9.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $4.27 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas
Mussolini and His Generals by John Gooch
Book DescriptionThis 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, John Gooch explores the nature and development of the three armed forces, their relationships with Mussolini and the impact of his policies and command, the development of operational and strategic thought, and the deployment and use of force in Libya, Abyssinia and Spain. He emphasizes Mussolini's long-term expansionist goals and explains how he responded to the structural pressures of the international system and the contingent pressures of events. This compelling account shows that while Mussolini bore ultimate responsibility for Italy's fateful entry into the Second World War, his generals and admirals bore a share of the blame for defeat through policies that all too often rested on irrationality and incompetence.
Buy Mussolini and His Generals book by John Gooch from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780521856027
(228mm x 152mm x 45mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Gooch
Armies in Europe, Hardback (September 2015)
Originally published: London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1980.
Plans of War, Hardback (September 2015)
Originally published: London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1974.
Boer War, Paperback (July 2014)
This collections of essays by leading British and South African scholars, looking at the Boer War, focuses on three aspects: how the British Military functioned; the role of the Boers, Afrikaners and Zulus; and the media presentation of the war to the public.
Italian Army and the First World War, Paperback (June 2014)» View all books by John Gooch
A major new account of the role and performance of the Italian army in the First World War.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Mussolini and His Generals book by John Gooch and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - John Gooch
John Gooch is Professor of International History at the University of Leeds. His previous publications include Army, State and Society in Italy, 1870-1915 (1989) and, with Eliot A. Cohen, Military Misfortunes: The Anatomy of Failure in War (1990, 2006).
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.