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