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My Rise And Fall

by Benito Mussolini

Paperback (530 pages)
Two rare autobiographical works in one volume , founder of Fascism and dictator over Italy for twenty-one years.

My Rise And Fall

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 twenty-one years.

The first volume (published in English in 1928 as My Autobiography) describes Mussolini's youth, years as an agitator and journalist, experiences in World War I, 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. Here the Duce recounts his last year in power and the coup d'état 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.

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  • ISBN13: 9780306808647
  • Condition: New
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  • 28 Oct 22: Fascist Mussolini takes control of Italy
  • 11 Feb 29: Lateran Treaty signed between Mussolini and the Vatican
  • 03 Oct 35: Italy invades Ethiopia
  • 25 Oct 36: Italy forms Axis alliance with Germany
  • 07 Apr 39: Italy invades and annexes Albania
  • 06 Nov 37: Italy signs the Anti-Comintern Pact
  • 10 Jun 40: Italy declares war on Britain and France
  • 21 Jun 40: Italy unsuccessfully invades southern France
  • 27 Sep 40: Italy signs Tripartite Pact with Germany and Japan
  • 25 Jul 43: Italy's king imprisons Mussolini, replaces him with Badoglio
  • 08 Sep 43: Italy surrenders to Allies; Germans seize Rome and northern Italy
  • 09 Sep 43: Italian forces in German-controlled areas made prisoners of war
  • 12 Sep 43: Mussolini is rescued by German commandos
  • 13 Oct 43: Italy declares war on Germany
  • 04 Jun 44: Allies liberate Rome - one down, two to go
  • 27 Apr 45: Mussolini captured by Anti-Fascist partisans and executed

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