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Mussolini : The Last 600 Days of  Il Duce - Ray Moseley


The Last 600 Days of Il Duce

Hardcover Published: 15th August 2004
ISBN: 9781589790957
Number Of Pages: 312

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Chronicles the last twenty months of the despot's life, beginning with his July 1943 arrest and overthrow. Rescued by Germans and forced by Hitler to resume the reins of leadership soon thereafter, the tyrant was an utterly miserable figure in the grip of anger, shame and depression.

Moseley has a crack journalist's nose for the evocative quotation or the vivid fact that encapsulates a larger truth. -- Thomas Simpson Chicago Tribune A welcome synthesis of the final months of the facist regime, beginning in 1943. He uncovers the venality, intrigue, corruption, treachery and barbarism of the Facist and Nazi regimes. Publishers Weekly Moseley discusses in remarkable detail, but with great readability and a swift narrative pace, the last 15 months of Italy's war. -- R. J. Stone, The American Conservative Has elements of melodrama, of swashbuckling adventure, of tragedy and of comic opera. Ap ...his life, so splendidly captured, by Mosely... -- Mario Szichman Goldsboro New-Argus

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
The Last Spectatorp. 1
After the Fallp. 6
Birth of the Salo Republicp. 25
The Fate of the Roman Jewsp. 41
Mussolini and Clarettap. 52
A Most Unhappy Familyp. 64
Galeazzo Ciano and Eddap. 70
Troubles on All Frontsp. 81
The Partisan War Developsp. 101
Il Duce and the Jewsp. 114
The Liberation of Romep. 124
A Terrible Summerp. 131
More Atrocities, Greater Despairp. 153
"I Have Ruined Italy"p. 167
The Secret Negotiationsp. 174
In Search of a Way Outp. 190
Peace Hopes in the Balancep. 196
Looming Defeat and Paralysisp. 210
A Temporary Loss of Nervep. 220
The Fall of Fascismp. 225
Flight and Capturep. 249
Mussolini Tamed: The Polite Prisonerp. 263
"I've Come to Shoot Them"p. 275
Execution of Il Duce: Whodunnit?p. 289
Piazzale Loreto: A Shameful Denouementp. 311
The German Surrenderp. 323
Lakeside Murders and the Dongo Treasurep. 333
The Mysterious Churchill Filep. 341
The Dead Sprout Wingsp. 350
Epiloguep. 364
Chronologyp. 368
Dramatis Personaep. 375
Notesp. 383
Bibliographyp. 412
Indexp. 416
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ISBN: 9781589790957
ISBN-10: 1589790952
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 15th August 2004
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 23.3  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.84