9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 20 January 2001
The book has all the information you need on Italy 1870-1945. Is is well written, nicely set out and contains study guide directions and essay questions for 'A' level students. You can find any topic fast as all aspects are split into well managed areas. The book is both usefull and enjoyable. I recommend it to anyone with interest and especially those doing 'A' level History.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 24 July 2001
This book will serve students of modern Italy very well. Its judgements are reliable, and it has useful diagrams summarising key arguments. Perhaps it could have found room to say a bit more about the interaction between the monarchs and political leaders of the period (rarely positive for the national interest), the enduring disaffection in the south, and Mussolini's increasing lack of grip over events in the later years of his rule.