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The Resource My rise and fall, by Benito Mussolini ; foreword to Volume I by Richard Washburn Child ; volume II edited, with a preface, by Max Ascoli ; new introduction by Richard Lamb

My rise and fall, by Benito Mussolini ; foreword to Volume I by Richard Washburn Child ; volume II edited, with a preface, by Max Ascoli ; new introduction by Richard Lamb

Label
My rise and fall
Title
My rise and fall
Statement of responsibility
by Benito Mussolini ; foreword to Volume I by Richard Washburn Child ; volume II edited, with a preface, by Max Ascoli ; new introduction by Richard Lamb
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Here for the first time in one volume, are two rare autobiographical works by Benito Mussolini (1883-1945), founder of Fascism and Italian dictator for 21 years. The first volume (published in English in 1928 as My Autobiography) describes in the Duce's own inimitable voice his youth, years as an agitator and journalist, experiences in World War I (including his severe wounding), the formation and revolutionary struggles of the Fascist Party, the March on Rome, and his early years in power
  • The second volume (published in English in 1948 as The Fall of Mussolini) was written during the brief period between his rescue by the Germans in September 1943 and his execution by Italian partisans in April 1945. The Duce retreats to the safe (but psychologically revealing) distance of the third person in describing his last year in power and the coup d'etat that deposed him
  • My Rise and Fall allows readers to view the dictator from two unique vantage points: Il Duce, eyes on the horizon, chin thrust forward, as he nears his political zenith; and Mussolini at his nadir, a desperate, powerless, sawdust Caesar, soon to be shot and hanged, head down, for all to scorn
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
LPU
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1883-1945
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Mussolini, Benito
Dewey number
  • 945.091/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DG575.M8
LC item number
A2 1998
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 1881-1935
  • 1898-1978
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  • Child, Richard Washburn
  • Ascoli, Max
  • Lamb, Richard
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  • Mussolini, Benito
  • Heads of state
  • Fascism
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Italy
  • Italy
Label
My rise and fall, by Benito Mussolini ; foreword to Volume I by Richard Washburn Child ; volume II edited, with a preface, by Max Ascoli ; new introduction by Richard Lamb
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "This edition brings together in one unabridged volume My autobiography, originally published in New York in 1928, and The Fall of Mussolini: his own story, originally published in New York in 1948, with the addition of a new introduction by Richard Lamb"--T.p. verso
  • Includes index
Contents
v. 1. My rise -- v. 2. My fall
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Da Capo Press ed.
Extent
2 v. in 1 (xv, 318, 212 p.), [8] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780306808647
Lccn
98217204
Other physical details
: ill., map
System control number
  • sky204035685
  • (OCoLC)40232305
  • 863846
Label
My rise and fall, by Benito Mussolini ; foreword to Volume I by Richard Washburn Child ; volume II edited, with a preface, by Max Ascoli ; new introduction by Richard Lamb
Publication
Note
  • "This edition brings together in one unabridged volume My autobiography, originally published in New York in 1928, and The Fall of Mussolini: his own story, originally published in New York in 1948, with the addition of a new introduction by Richard Lamb"--T.p. verso
  • Includes index
Contents
v. 1. My rise -- v. 2. My fall
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Da Capo Press ed.
Extent
2 v. in 1 (xv, 318, 212 p.), [8] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780306808647
Lccn
98217204
Other physical details
: ill., map
System control number
  • sky204035685
  • (OCoLC)40232305
  • 863846

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