Il Duce And His Women by Roberto OllaIl Duce And His Women by Roberto Olla

Il Duce And His Women

byRoberto Olla

Paperback | May 1, 2013

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Il 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 its readers for a long time.
Roberto Olla is an award-winning writer and TV journalist. He has produced a number of internationally acclaimed history documentaries, including The Last Godfathers and Emigrants. His other books include More Cherries, Please, Uncle, Combat Film and The Non-Persons: Italians in the Holocaust.
Title:Il Duce And His WomenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 7.14 × 5.2 × 1.5 inPublished:May 1, 2013Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1846881838

ISBN - 13:9781846881831

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Editorial Reviews

"Intriguing account of Mussolini's private life." - The Sunday Times"An engrossing book . . . a fine psychological study." - The Spectator"The novelty of this book is its bringing together of the facts and the myths through Mussolini's passion for women." - The Independent"Interspersed with vividly described anecdotes and scenes." - The Erotic Review"This book offers an entertaining and informative account of [the Mussolini] myth." - The Tablet"Roberto Olla's book is an illuminating biography . . . a rich and vivid portrait of Benito Mussolini." - The National"A spicy tale. As an experienced journalist, Olla writes [Mussolini's] life with pace and zest." - TLS"In this well-written book [Olla] has produced a vivid and absorbing description of Mussolini, which gets close to the nature of who "Il Duce" was, and curiously who he wasn't." - The Regency Magazine"Written in a lively manner" - The Regency Magazine"A well-done and timely work." - Booklist"Olla provides an absorbing account of Mussolini's self-proclaimed manful potency and 'animal allure'." - Ian Thomson, The Guardian