Life Under the Fascist Dictatorship, 1915-1945
With Mussolini s Italy, R.J.B. Bosworththe foremost scholar on the subject writing in Englishvividly brings to life the period in which Italians participated in one of the twentieth centurys most notorious political experiments. Il Duces Fascists were the original totalitarians, espousing a cult of violence and obedience that inspired many other dictatorships, Hitlers first among them. But as Bosworth reveals, many Italians resisted its ideology, finding ways, ingenious and varied, to keep Fascism from taking hold as deeply as it did in Germany. A sweeping chronicle of struggle in terrible times, this is the definitive account of Italys darkest hour.
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