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Not a bad book if you enjoy reading for the sake of looking at words.
It is a very long and detailed book, which I had found myself losing interest a few times because of the ton of names he throws out to the reader.
Bosworth shows well that Fascist Italy appears to be relatively benign only by comparison with Nazi Germany or the Stalinist Soviet Union.
Very detailed with research. At times more involved than I care for, but fascinating times and connection to our current historical issues.Published 3 months ago by Avid Reader
I appreciate the interesting material but the writing style is difficult to follow, besides the many editing errors. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Pitawas
I find the book to be a slow read. It is very detailed and somehwat difficult to follow signiciance of different individuals and groups as they impacted the political and economic... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Joseph DeRosa
Fascist Italy has always been an enigma for me. Firstly there is very little information for the non-historian about the regime. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Charles Bihun
If this book is one thing - it is thorough.
In terms of the way of life, as led by Italians under this dictatorship, this book is second to none. Read more
Well researched, uneven writing. Too many fascist figures that one can not judge how consequential until 300 pages later. Read morePublished 17 months ago by PvlCzk
In "Mussolini's Italy," Bosworth takes a leisurely pace in drawing a detailed portrait of Italy under Fascism. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Zeldock
Other than bogging down with what I believe is excessive detail and wordiness, it is very enlightening about a seldom examined chapter in 20th century history.Published 18 months ago by Charles Borden