The Resource Mussolini, R.J.B. Bosworth

Mussolini, R.J.B. Bosworth

Label
Mussolini
Title
Mussolini
Statement of responsibility
R.J.B. Bosworth
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1945, disguised in German greatcoat and helmet, Mussolini attempted to escape from the advancing Allied armies. Unfortunately for him, the convoy of which he was part was stopped by partisans and his features, made so familiar by Fascist propaganda, gave him away. Within 24 hours he was executed by his captors, joining those he sent early to their graves as an outcome of his tyranny, at least one million people. He was one of the tyrant-killers who so scarred interwar Europe, but we cannot properly understand him or his regime by any simple equation with Hitler or Stalin. Like them, his life began modestly in the provinces; unlike them, he maintained a traditional male family life, including both wife and mistresses, and sought in his way to be an intellectual. He was cruel (though not the cruelest); his racism existed, but never without the consistency and vigor that would have made him a good recruit for the SS. He sought an empire; but, in the most part, his was of the old-fashioned, costly, nineteenth century variety, not a racial or ideological imperium. And, self-evidently Italian society was not German or Russian: the particular patterns of that society shaped his dictatorship. Bosworth's Mussolini allows us to come closer than ever before to an appreciation of the life and actions of the man and of the political world and society within which he operated. With extraordinary skill and vividness, drawing on a huge range of sources, this biography paints a picture of brutality and failure, yet one tempered with an understanding of Mussolini as a human being, not so different from many of his contemporaries
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bosworth, R. J. B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DG575.M8
LC item number
B67 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mussolini, Benito
  • Mussolini, Benito
  • Mussolini, Benito
  • Mussolini, Benito
  • Heads of state
  • Fascism
  • Jefes de estado
  • Facismo
  • Chefs d'État
  • Fascisme
  • Fascism
  • Heads of state
  • Political science
  • Italy
  • Italia
  • Italie
  • Italy
Label
Mussolini, R.J.B. Bosworth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [520]-563) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: I The Furies and Benito Mussolini, I944-I945 -- 2 First of his class? The Mussolinis and the young Benitc -- 1883-I902 -- 3 Emigrant and socialist, I902-I9IO -- 4 The class struggle, I9IO-I9I4 -- 5 War and revolution, I914-I9I9 -- 6 The first months of Fascism, 1919-1920 -- 7 The Fascist rise to power, 1920-1922 -- 8 Government, 1922-1924 -- 9 The imposition of dictatorship, 1924-1925 -- io The Man of Providence, 1926-1929 -- ii Mussolini in his pomp, 1929-1932 -- 12 The challenge of Adolf Hitler, I932-1934 -- 13 Empire in Ethiopia, I935-I936 -- 14 Crisis in Europe, 1936-1938 -- I5 The approach of a Second World War, I938-I939 -- 16 Germany's ignoble second, 1939-1941 -- 17 First fall and feeble resurrection, 1942-1943 -- I8 The ghost of Benito Mussolini, I945-200I -- Notes -- Select bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 584 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780340731444
Lccn
2002283267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48628134
  • (OCoLC)ocm48628134
Label
Mussolini, R.J.B. Bosworth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [520]-563) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: I The Furies and Benito Mussolini, I944-I945 -- 2 First of his class? The Mussolinis and the young Benitc -- 1883-I902 -- 3 Emigrant and socialist, I902-I9IO -- 4 The class struggle, I9IO-I9I4 -- 5 War and revolution, I914-I9I9 -- 6 The first months of Fascism, 1919-1920 -- 7 The Fascist rise to power, 1920-1922 -- 8 Government, 1922-1924 -- 9 The imposition of dictatorship, 1924-1925 -- io The Man of Providence, 1926-1929 -- ii Mussolini in his pomp, 1929-1932 -- 12 The challenge of Adolf Hitler, I932-1934 -- 13 Empire in Ethiopia, I935-I936 -- 14 Crisis in Europe, 1936-1938 -- I5 The approach of a Second World War, I938-I939 -- 16 Germany's ignoble second, 1939-1941 -- 17 First fall and feeble resurrection, 1942-1943 -- I8 The ghost of Benito Mussolini, I945-200I -- Notes -- Select bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 584 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780340731444
Lccn
2002283267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48628134
  • (OCoLC)ocm48628134

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