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Il Duce and his women Mussolini's rise to power By Roberto Olla

Il Duce and his women Mussolini's rise to power by Roberto Olla

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First biography to reveal the insights of Mussolini's private life with a particular focus on his renowned appetite for women, and no scabrous or intimate detail spared. Enriched by first-hand documents and previously unpublished photographs

Il Duce and his women Mussolini's rise to power Summary

Il Duce and his women Mussolini's rise to power by Roberto Olla

Out of the ruins and savagery of Second World War, the figure of Benito Mussolini looms large as one of the most influential during the first half of the twentieth century. After his ignominious end in Piazzale Loreto, most have tried to erase the memory and the actions of the once powerful dictator, while others have made an attempt to reassess his life and works, despite the indelible legacy of death, violence and destruction he left behind. But who is the real Benito Mussolini? Now that over sixty years of scholarship and an abundance of first-hand documents by his closest relations and his many lovers are available to the researcher, the elusive, contradictory and often misunderstood traits of his character are beginning to take shape into a more meaningful and better defined portrait of the man, the politician and the leader. The Duce and His Women charts the main events in Mussolini's private and public life, from his humble beginnings in Romagna as the son of a blacksmith to his years as the director of a leading Socialist newspaper and his irresistible rise to power, with a particular focus on his renowned appetite for women, and the lesser-known influence they had on his decision-making. The result is a riveting account that will shock and haunt the readers for a long time.

Il Duce and his women Mussolini's rise to power Reviews

'the novelty of this book is its bringing together of the facts and the myths through Mussolini's passion for women' - The Independent 'an engrossing book... a fine psychological study' - The Spectator 'sprawling yet intriguing account of Mussolini's private life' - Sunday Times

About Roberto Olla

Roberto Olla is an award-winning writer and TV journalist. He has produced a number of internationally ac- claimed history documentaries, including The Last Godfathers and Emigrants. In 2006 he has published a book called Godfathers: Lives and Crime of Mafia Mobsters (Alma Books).

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Il Duce and his women Mussolini's rise to power by Roberto Olla
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Alma Books Ltd
2011-10-03
450
1846881358
9781846881350
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