Il Duce and His Women.

Olla, Roberto.

Picture of Il Duce and His Women.
An intriguing account of Mussolini's private life with a particular focus on his renowned appetite for women. (He self-proclaimed his 'manful potency' and 'animal allure'.) A riveting biography it will 'shock and haunt readers for a long time.' B/w illustrations.


SKU: 9781846881831


Out of the ruins and savagery of Second World War, the figure of Benito Mussolini looms large as one of the most influential during the first half of the twentieth century. After his ignominious end in Piazzale Loreto, most have tried to erase the memory and the actions of the once powerful dictator, while others have made an attempt to reassess his life and works, despite the indelible legacy of death, violence and destruction he left behind. But who is the real Benito Mussolini? Now that over sixty years of scholarship and an abundance of first-hand documents by his closest relations and his many lovers are available to the researcher, the elusive, contradictory and often misunderstood traits of his character are beginning to take shape into a more meaningful and better defined portrait of the man, the politician and the leader. The Duce and His Women charts the main events in Mussolini's private and public life, from his humble beginnings in Romagna as the son of a blacksmith to his years as the director of a leading Socialist newspaper and his irresistible rise to power, with a particular focus on his renowned appetite for women, and the lesser-known influence they had on his decision-making. The result is a riveting account that will shock and haunt the readers for a long time.

Book Details

Author Olla, Roberto.
Format PB
Publisher Alma Books Ltd
Imprint Alma Books Ltd
Number of Pages 450
Illustrations ill
Publish Date 16/08/2012
Catalogue BI001
Catalogue book number 394