Mussolini's Empire by Edwin P. Hoyt
The Rise and Fall of the Fascist Vision

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An acclaimed historian offers a novel look at Mussolini whose importance, charisma and achievements, according to Hoyt, have been overshadowed by his flagrant personality and excesses. Goes beyond the storied histrionics to reveal a man with a first class mind and a shrewd understanding of the European scene. Offers a new look at Hitler, showing how he was influenced by Mussolini and how he might have been contained had France and England backed the Italian's efforts to hold Hitler in check.

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For the last twenty years, Gary C. King has been one of America's foremost crime writers. Over 400 of his stories have appeared in crime magazines across the United States, Canada, and England, including "True Detective," "Official Detective," "Inside Detective," "Front Page Detective," and "Master Detective," His books "Web of Deceit," "Driven to Kill" (which was nominated for an Anthony Award in the Best True Crime Book category at Bouchercon 25) and "Blood Lust: Portrait of a Serial Sex Killer" were chosen as a featured selection of the True Crime Book Club. He is also the author of "Blind Rage," "Savage Vengeance," co-written with Don Lasseter, "An Early Grave," "The Texas 7," and "Murder in Hollywood," A full-time writer, Mr. King is an active member of The Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, with his wife and two daughters
Published March 2, 1994 by Wiley. 298 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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Hoyt tries to rehabilitate Mussolini, but makes several factual errors (for instance, he states that Neville Chamberlain was the son of Austen Chamberlain, and puts Somalia in North Africa) and too many startling conclusions (among other things, he flatly asserts that Hitler sincerely sought disa...

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``As dictators go, Mussolini was very humane .'' So writes Hoyt ( Japan's War ), who here presents an idiosyncratic interpretation of ``the world's most popular political figure of the late 1920s and

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