The Fall of Mussolini
Italy, the Italians, and the Second World WarBook - 2007
The dramatic story of Mussolini's fall from power in July 1943, illuminating both the causes and the consequences of this momentous event. Morgan shows how Italians of all classes coped with the extraordinary pressures of wartime living, both on the military and home fronts, and how their experienceof the country at war eventually distanced them from the dictator and his fascist regime.Looking beyond Mussolini's initial fall from power, Morgan examines how the Italian people responded to the invasion, occupation, and division of their country by Nazi German and Anglo-American forces - and how crucial the experience of this period was in shaping Italy's post-war sense of nationhoodand transition to democracy.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Branch Call Number: 940.5345
Characteristics: ix, 263 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.