The Rise and Fall of Il Duce
By (author) Christopher Hibbert
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Mussolini by Christopher Hibbert
Book DescriptionWith his signature insight and compelling style, Christopher Hibbert explains the extraordinary complexities and contradictions that characterized Benito Mussolini. Mussolini was born on a Sunday afternoon in 1883 in a village in central Italy. On a Saturday afternoon in 1945 he was shot by Communist partisans on the shores of Lake Como. In the sixty-two years in between those two fateful afternoons Mussolini lived one of the most dramatic lives in modern history. Hibbert traces Mussolini's unstoppable rise to power and details the nuances of his facist ideology. This book examines Mussolini's legacy and reveals why he continues to be both revered and reviled by the Italian people.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230606050
(209mm x 137mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Christopher Hibbert
CHRISTOPHER HIBBERT, "a pearl of biographers" (New Statesman), is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of many highly acclaimed books, including Disraeli, Edward VII, George VI, The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici, and Cavaliers and Roundheads. He lives in Henley-on-Thames, England.
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