Michael Burleigh

Il Duce and His Demise

Mussolini: A New Life

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UNLIKE HITLER OR Stalin, of whom there are any number of decent modern biographies, Mussolini still seems ill-served by historians, at least those writing in English. A couple of years ago the Australian Richard Bosworth had a go, to no great effect, and now Nicholas Farrell has produced ‘A New Life’ of the bald bruiser from the Romagna.

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