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The Resource My fault : Mussolini as I knew him, Margherita Sarfatti ; edited, annotated, and with commentary by Brian R. Sullivan

My fault : Mussolini as I knew him, Margherita Sarfatti ; edited, annotated, and with commentary by Brian R. Sullivan

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My fault : Mussolini as I knew him
Title
My fault
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Mussolini as I knew him
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Margherita Sarfatti ; edited, annotated, and with commentary by Brian R. Sullivan
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Language
eng
Summary
My Fault Reveals Mussolini as Anxiety-Ridoen, Often Fearful, Yet Possessing Political Genius and Hungering for Power and Fame. He skillfully maneuvered his way to govern Italy, then imposed a new form of tyranny Sarfatti and he had conceived: Fascism. After ten years of rule, however, Mussolini suddenly found himself facing Hiller, his admirer-yet his rival. As Nazi Germany gathered strength, Mussolini managed to check Hitler for a time. But when Hitler gave Mussolini a personal tour of the Third Reich in late 1937, the envious but overawed Duce recognized German might. He succumbed to the Führer's seductive but false promise to divide Europe between them. The next year, Mussolini allowed Hitler to seize Austria in March, supported German dismemberment of Czechoslovakia at Munich in September, then aped Nazi anti-Semitic laws in November. Sarfatti despaired, fled, and then wrote her account of what she had witnessed. Even if the Sarfatti family archive in ever opened to reveal the thousand letters Mussolini sent to his lover, My Fault will remain the most revealing portrait of the Duce. This edition, compiled from several English-language manuscripts and a Spanish serialization published in an obscure Argentine newspaper, presents the man behind the façade erected by Fascist propaganda. My Fault reveals Mussolini as riddled with disease, sexually manic, boastful, vindictive, and cunning, yet deeply insecure. No one but Sarfatti could present such candid first hand observations of the dictator and his associates
Summary
Margherita Sarfatti first met Benito Mussolini in 1911 at the socialist daily Avanti! In what became a turbulent love affair she emerged as an important writer, art critic, and major adviser to the founder of the Fascist party. Even though she converted to Catholicism, she was cast aside once Hitler came to power and fled to South America in 1938
Biography type
individual biography
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10282344
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DON
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1880-1961
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Sarfatti, Margherita
Dewey number
B
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1945-
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Sullivan, Brian R.
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True
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  • Mussolini, Benito
  • Sarfatti, Margherita
  • Heads of state
  • Jews
  • Fascism
  • Italy
Target audience
adult
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Mussolini as I knew him
Label
My fault : Mussolini as I knew him, Margherita Sarfatti ; edited, annotated, and with commentary by Brian R. Sullivan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Previously published in Spanish installments in a Buenos Aires daily newspaper, 1945.--Publisher
  • Issued also as an ebook
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
ch. 1 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea -- ch. 2 Signorina Guidi, Rachele -- ch. 3 War, Wounds & Women -- ch. 4 Defeat, Victory, Defeat -- ch. 5 The Inevitable Dictator -- ch. 6 History's Jokes -- ch. 7 Why Matteotti? -- ch. 8 Dictatorship -- ch. 9 Human Kindness -- ch. 10 Women and Family -- ch. 11 The Duce's Children -- ch. 12 The Ciano Family -- ch. 13 Four or Five Things I Know About Him -- ch. 14 Mussolini Encounters Hitler -- ch. 15 Mussolini and Hitler Face to Face -- ch. 16 Austria and Ethiopia -- ch. 17 The Duce's Women -- ch. 18 The End of the Nightmare
Control code
000052739874
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st English language ed.
Extent
xxxiii, 323 p.
Isbn
9781936274390
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)828679513
Label
My fault : Mussolini as I knew him, Margherita Sarfatti ; edited, annotated, and with commentary by Brian R. Sullivan
Publication
Note
  • Previously published in Spanish installments in a Buenos Aires daily newspaper, 1945.--Publisher
  • Issued also as an ebook
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
ch. 1 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea -- ch. 2 Signorina Guidi, Rachele -- ch. 3 War, Wounds & Women -- ch. 4 Defeat, Victory, Defeat -- ch. 5 The Inevitable Dictator -- ch. 6 History's Jokes -- ch. 7 Why Matteotti? -- ch. 8 Dictatorship -- ch. 9 Human Kindness -- ch. 10 Women and Family -- ch. 11 The Duce's Children -- ch. 12 The Ciano Family -- ch. 13 Four or Five Things I Know About Him -- ch. 14 Mussolini Encounters Hitler -- ch. 15 Mussolini and Hitler Face to Face -- ch. 16 Austria and Ethiopia -- ch. 17 The Duce's Women -- ch. 18 The End of the Nightmare
Control code
000052739874
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st English language ed.
Extent
xxxiii, 323 p.
Isbn
9781936274390
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)828679513

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