Claretta: Mussolini's Last Lover

February 21, 2017|
Claretta: Mussolini's Last Lover by R. J. B. Bosworth
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A master historian illuminates the tumultuous relationship of Mussolini and his young lover Claretta Petacci,

"One of the finest historians of modern Italy, Bosworth has written both a love story, full of passion and jealousy, and a vivid portrait of Italy under a man who dreamt of recreating the Roman empire.”—Caroline Moorehead, Financial Times

Few deaths are as gruesome and infamous as those of Benito Mussolini, Italy’s fascist dictator, and Claretta (or Clara) Petacci, his much-younger lover. Shot dead by Italian partisans after attempting to flee the country in 1945, the couple’s bodies were then hanged upside down in Milan’s main square in ignominious public display. This provocative book is the first to mine Clara’s extensive diaries, family correspondence, and other sources that have only recently become available to discover how the last in Mussolini’s long line of lovers became his intimate and how she came to her violent fate at his side.
 
R. J. B. Bosworth explores the social climbing of Claretta’s family, her naïve and self-interested commitment to fascism, her diary’s graphically detailed accounts of sexual life with Mussolini, and much more. Brimful of new and arresting information, the book sheds intimate light not only on an ordinary-extraordinary woman living at the heart of Italy’s totalitarian fascist state but also on Mussolini himself.
R. J. B. Bosworth is senior research fellow in history, Jesus College, Oxford.
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Title:Claretta: Mussolini's Last Lover
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:320 pages, 9.25 X 6.13 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 9.25 X 6.13 X 1 in
Published:February 21, 2017
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300214277

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