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5.0 out of 5 stars In his own words., 3 Nov 1998
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This review is from: My Rise And Fall (Paperback)
My Rise, first published in English in 1928, details the dictator's early life and accession to power, in his own words. The second part of the book, My Fall, was written in the period between his rescue by the Nazis and his execution by partisans.
The early Duce confirms his bombastic and arrogant image, but emerges as more intelligent and ruthless than one may have suspected. The latter Duce, written as a virtual prisoner of Hitler, attempts to justify his place in history and escape personal responsibility for the disaster he brought upon the nation he undoubtedly loved.
Essential reading for anyone interested in the origins of the Second World War. The introduction by Richard lamb and preface by Max Ascoli are valuable bonuses, in themselves making the book worthwhile. (The "score" rating is an unfortunately ineradicable feature of the page. This reviewer does not "score" books.)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A rarely interesting lecture., 27 May 2013
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A self-boasting rethoric style, but often sharp and unconcedingly acute analysis of those long forgotten years that changed Italy first, and then, the century of the world.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great!, 17 Nov 1998
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A very good book! For anyone with a remote interest in the man, or his times, or his nation, this is an excellent book and provides a glimpse into the mind of a political genius. Try it...you might find out you'll have a different opinion of Il Duce afterwards... Highly recommended!
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