Title Mussolini: A Study In Power.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket is torn
Edition First Edition.
Publisher Hawthorn Books, New York: 1964.
Seller ID 44184X1
In this definitive biography, Sir Ivone Kirkpatrick, former Permanent Under-Secretary of the British Foreign Office, brilliantly portrays the drama of Mussolini's colorful career, emphasizing the Italian dictator's crucial role in Europe's swing to totalitarianism in the 1930s and his great responsibility for the holocaust of World War II. Relying on first-hand knowledge and wide research, the author traces Mussolini's background and childhood; his early days as exile, editor, and revolutionary; his marriage and mistresses; his rapid rise to power in the March on Rome; his long and stormy dictatorship; the military adventures in Ethiopia, Albania, and Spain; the fateful Pact of Steel with Hitler, leading to Italy's disastrous defeat in World War II; and his last days as "poor Mussolini," a fleeing man, beaten and betrayed. Includes an Index.
(Key Words: Sir Ivone Kirkpatrick, King Victor Emmanuel, Italy, World War II, Cesare Rossi, Spanish Civil War, Joachim von Ribbentrop Popolo d'Italia, Alessandrfo Pavolini, Benito Mussolini, World War Two, Rachele Mussoini, League of Nations, Second World War, Libya, Adolf Hitler, Dino Grandi, Hermann Goering, Germany, Fascism, Fiume, Giovanni Giolitti, Marshal Emilio De Bono, Galeazzo Ciano, Marshal Pietro Badoglio, Italo Balbo, Cesare Maria De Vecchi, Dino Slfieri, Anti-Semitism).