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Mussolini's Roman Empire
Mussolini's Roman Empire
By Denis Mack Smith
Viking, 1976, 322 pp

A superb analysis of Mussolini's march from Rome to imperial adventure and ultimate doom. Written by an outstanding historian, with a fine sense of the interplay of personality and historical condition and with a deft literary touch. A vivid picture of Mussolini's skills as a dramatist and his many political misapprehensions. A major work on Fascism as it really was.