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Mussolini Warlord: Failed Dreams of Empire, 1940-1943

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Fascist Italy has received far too little attention in the military history of the Axis partnership. This is the first comprehensive study of Benito Mussolini's military efforts to build an empire during World War II.

It details the fascist dictator's attempt to build both a Mediterranean empire and Balkan empire, as well as a narrative history of his tragically flawed illu...more
ebook, 456 pages
Published July 10th 2012 by Enigma Books (first published March 13th 2012)
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This is a detailed, solid and sometimes stolid piece of academic quality historical writing. To its credit it has an excellent bibliography, index and footnotes. At one point I almost gave up and I generally have a high tolerance for this sort of writing. It was too much of what I call "and then" history writing. By this I mean extremely detailed writing with one fact after the other fact presented with little insight or analysis given. In the end the reader can become confused between the histo...more
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