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Twentieth-Century Caesar: Benito Mussolini : The Dramatic Story of the Rise and Fall of a Dictator

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Benito Mussolini was a man of many contradictions but with one driving ambition: to rule Italy and restore it to the power and splendor of the ancient Roman Empire, with himself as the new Caesar. He became the founder of the ****** movement and dictator of all of Italy.

The son of a poor blacksmith who was an ardent Socialist, Mussolini grew up in an atmosphere of political agitation. He taught school for a brief time and then became a fiery journalist, attacking the government with a violence that caused him to be imprisoned eleven times before he was thirty. He was a genuine idealist, but he was also an opportunist. Mussolini used his influence to get Italy into World War I by accepting a bribe from France, thus betraying his cause.

Mussolini’s weaknesses were dramatically revealed by the fantastic blunders he committed during the war and by the swift collapse of his ****** party under pressure. As defeat followed defeat, he was arrested but escaped to northern Italy, where he became head of a puppet government set up by Hitler. When World War II ended, he was executed.
Number of Pages: 174
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Jules Archer History for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Two Rivers Distribution
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Jules Archer
Language: English
Street Date: February 21, 2017
TCIN: 51694108
UPC: 9781634501996
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-7680
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