Fascist Voices : An Intimate History of Mussolini's Italy Paperback
Fascist Voices is a fresh and disturbing look at a country in thrall to a charismatic dictator.
Tracing fascism from its conception to its legacy, Christopher Duggan unpicks why the regime enjoyed so much support among the majority of the Italian people.
He examines the extraordinary hold the Duce had on Italy and how he came to embody fascism.
By making use of rarely examined sources, such as letters and diaries, newspaper reports, secret police files, popular songs and radio broadcasts, Duggan explores how ordinary people experienced fascism on a daily basis; how its ideology influenced politcs, religion and everyday life to the extent that Mussolini's legacy still lingers in Italy today.
It is the winner of The Wolfson History Prize.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 528 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 07/11/2013
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9780099539896
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Review by aadyer
A very collection of recollections in the form of mainly written testimony but also consisting of analysis of images of fascism as well. A very sociological point of view with regards to what happened in Mussolini's Italy. An important book for those wanting to understand politics in Italy both in the Second World War, & continuing to the present day. Good & recommended for those with an interest.