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Benito Mussolini * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Benito Mussolini was a figure that was both revered and dreaded. He climbed the ladder of power rapidly in Italian politics, and he was brought down just as fast. Mussolini wished to stir up a united front of nati Benito Mussolini * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Benito Mussolini was a figure that was both revered and dreaded. He climbed the ladder of power rapidly in Italian politics, and he was brought down just as fast. Mussolini wished to stir up a united front of nationalism within his people. But, in the end, the only thing he united was their hatred and contempt for him as a despotic leader. Inside you will read about... ✓ Searching for Destiny ✓ More Socialist than Ever ✓ The Godfather of Fascism ✓ Facing the Slackers and Defeatists ✓ The Seeds of Dictatorship ✓ Creation of the Axis ✓ Friends until the End And much more! There were several twists and turns in the life of Benito Mussolini, and this book will take you through them all. Follow his astonishing rise and his dramatic fall.


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Benito Mussolini * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Benito Mussolini was a figure that was both revered and dreaded. He climbed the ladder of power rapidly in Italian politics, and he was brought down just as fast. Mussolini wished to stir up a united front of nati Benito Mussolini * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Benito Mussolini was a figure that was both revered and dreaded. He climbed the ladder of power rapidly in Italian politics, and he was brought down just as fast. Mussolini wished to stir up a united front of nationalism within his people. But, in the end, the only thing he united was their hatred and contempt for him as a despotic leader. Inside you will read about... ✓ Searching for Destiny ✓ More Socialist than Ever ✓ The Godfather of Fascism ✓ Facing the Slackers and Defeatists ✓ The Seeds of Dictatorship ✓ Creation of the Axis ✓ Friends until the End And much more! There were several twists and turns in the life of Benito Mussolini, and this book will take you through them all. Follow his astonishing rise and his dramatic fall.

30 review for Benito Mussolini: A Life From Beginning to End

  1. 5 out of 5

    Ronald Keeler

    BENITO MUSSOLINI A Life From Beginning to End by Hourly History Limited is a book from a series of factual biographies meant to be read in about an hour. A reader can figure that out from the author credit. It gives readers like me; a fan of horror, crime fiction, and bizarre novels in general, a break from a guilty pleasure and gives me the illusion I am reading serious stuff. It is true that the material is serious but to fulfill its stated reason for existing, it must necessarily be a surface BENITO MUSSOLINI A Life From Beginning to End by Hourly History Limited is a book from a series of factual biographies meant to be read in about an hour. A reader can figure that out from the author credit. It gives readers like me; a fan of horror, crime fiction, and bizarre novels in general, a break from a guilty pleasure and gives me the illusion I am reading serious stuff. It is true that the material is serious but to fulfill its stated reason for existing, it must necessarily be a surface treatment of the subject. Can you imagine a one-hour treatment of the life of Winston Churchill? This series may have such a work but I won't read it. Some subjects are more appropriate for a survey work. In my opinion, this is one of those. There are some interesting things written about Mussolini in this book that may contradict some popularly held beliefs. The idea that the "trains must run on time" has been many times written as a phrase of German origin. However, Mussolini was talking about railroad and post office inefficiencies when he noted that if even these functions could not be administered efficiently, the nation should not have much hope in fixing some of the bigger issues such as the national economy. Many instances of waffling in decision making are given. Of course, there was political waffling but Mussolini was able to reach a point of power that his political flexibility affected military policy and civil bureaucratic government. Mussolini followed a winding political path from Socialism to Marxism through International Socialism to Nationalism which in its final authoritarian form would be called Fascism. A population in chaos due to economic upheavals caused in part by WWI looked for a better life. Which movement offered them the best deal. What did all these words mean? Mussolini was available to explain and define these terms. If they needed more appeal, he would supply the necessary modifiers. Some readers may not be aware that Hitler was affected by Mussolini's speeches and writings before Hitler himself came to power. Many more readers are probably aware of the disappointment that Mussolini became for Hitler. The low point may have been when Hitler's troops had to rescue Mussolini from confinement. Mussolini's end foreshadowed the fate of other dictators who fell out of favor with and incurred the wrath of their populace. The leader of Romania and his wife would meet a very similar end to the one of Mussolini and his wife, although several years later and in a different, colder war. As advertised, this account can be read in one hour. I found no typos or grammar mistakes. I was amazed at this after reading other reviewer comments on Amazon. Perhaps I read an improved or re-edited copy. That has happened once before for me when I wrote a rather scathing review about the lack of respect for the reader the writer exhibited by not using the most basic spell checking program. I later read an apology from the writer in a discussion forum where the errors were explained and a corrected version was published. The table of contents was interesting with a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor. One chapter title was The Good, The Bad, and The Duce. Overall, this was a pleasant break from my normal direction of reading. I will recommend that my high school son read it and the short read will probably be a part of a history class homework project.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Thom Swennes

    Benito Mussolini is a paradox in the annals of history. He has been acclaimed the Godfather of Fascism and may also have been the Forefather of National Socialism. Born in the small town of Varano di Costa on July 29, 1883, he inherited his father’s propensity to revolt against the status quo and a fascination for politics. After a shaky beginning in utter poverty, Mussolini eventually found his niche as editor of a small newspaper. Always the revolutionary, he worked diligently at creating unre Benito Mussolini is a paradox in the annals of history. He has been acclaimed the Godfather of Fascism and may also have been the Forefather of National Socialism. Born in the small town of Varano di Costa on July 29, 1883, he inherited his father’s propensity to revolt against the status quo and a fascination for politics. After a shaky beginning in utter poverty, Mussolini eventually found his niche as editor of a small newspaper. Always the revolutionary, he worked diligently at creating unrest among the populace. He tried several times, to be elected to public office, but faced numerous defeats. Far from being discouraged, he only became more inspired. During the First World War, he served in the army. He was sent to the Alpine region to face the advancing Austrian army. He was wounded by shrapnel and eventually released from active service. He used everything, real and perceived, to gain attention and sow unrest. One of Mussolini’s most dangerous and damaging traits was his indecisiveness; changing his views, policies, and allegiances at the drop of a hat. Although Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler were basically different, they nevertheless shared a number of similarities. Mussolini coined the word “fascism”, it didn’t originally differ from Hitler’s later “national socialism” and Hitler used Mussolini’s path to success in his quest to absolute rule over Germany. The two ally’s main differences were in their determination to stay the course and Hitler’s inexplicable hatred of the Jews. This short history of an interestingly disturbed man leaves as many unanswered questions as enlightenments. It serves well as an inspiration to delve deeper into the life of this man that used the current events and emotions of the time to rise to a short but total dictatorship of Italy during the first half of the twentieth century.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Douglas Brown

    Interesting quick read to get behind the caricature Another interesting read from Hourly History. It provides a bit of insight into who Il Duce was as he flip-flopped through history, as well as reminding us that a few hundred hooligans can seize control of an entire state if it is feckless and/or decayed enough to permit it. I am giving it only 3 stars, even taking its genre into account, because unlike most of the books in the series, this is poorly edited and also contains many modern expressi Interesting quick read to get behind the caricature Another interesting read from Hourly History. It provides a bit of insight into who Il Duce was as he flip-flopped through history, as well as reminding us that a few hundred hooligans can seize control of an entire state if it is feckless and/or decayed enough to permit it. I am giving it only 3 stars, even taking its genre into account, because unlike most of the books in the series, this is poorly edited and also contains many modern expressions that don't fit a period piece and simply sound childish.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Diego Palomino

    Unbelievably untrue! I started to read this book and only got to the third page or so when I caught this grave mistake, "Benito after the Mexican socialist leader Benito Juarez. Juarez was a Mexican revolutionary of Native American descent who had stood up to the colonial powers of Europe". Absolute hogwash, Benito Juarez was the president of Mexico, defending his country of a French invasion, sponsored by the right wing Mexican aristocracy. He was no reactionary nor a socialist. Do not read. Unbelievably untrue! I started to read this book and only got to the third page or so when I caught this grave mistake, "Benito after the Mexican socialist leader Benito Juarez. Juarez was a Mexican revolutionary of Native American descent who had stood up to the colonial powers of Europe". Absolute hogwash, Benito Juarez was the president of Mexico, defending his country of a French invasion, sponsored by the right wing Mexican aristocracy. He was no reactionary nor a socialist. Do not read.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Tomas Navarro

    Good compressed version of the life of El Duce, very Aaaaaaaaasaassssasreading...if you wanna know about the life and events that shaped Mussolini’s life and do not want to read hundreds of pages, this is the book to get Good compressed version of the life of El Duce, easy reading to get a general idea of his life ant the events that shaped him

  6. 4 out of 5

    Prakhar Prateek

    Such a bright start Mussolini had, he ended up being discouraged and emasculated. He seemed to lose faith in himself and his mission. Though i detested his fascism and beliefs he had later in life, he was a admirable man in his socialist days. Much like Hitler i was disappointed in him when he met the imprisoned Mussolini, i too was disappointed when i read about his end.

  7. 4 out of 5

    George Richard

    Term Paper Poorly researched (Arch Duke Ferdinand was not in a horse drawn coach when assassinated is the first glaring error) and written in catch phrases its just not good history. Reads like a High School term paper.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Upendra Awasthi

    Story of a criminal Information how a criminal and totally negative personality grabbed power and abused for tyranny over millions. Really unbelievable story of a tyrant. A lesson for future.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Abdul Raheem

    Una mattina mi sono alzato O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao, ciao, ciao Una mattina mi sono azalto E ho trovato l'invasor O partigiano, portami via O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao, ciao, ciao O partigiano, portami via Ché mi sento di morir Una mattina mi sono alzato O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao, ciao, ciao Una mattina mi sono azalto E ho trovato l'invasor O partigiano, portami via O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao, ciao, ciao O partigiano, portami via Ché mi sento di morir

  10. 5 out of 5

    Debby Cash

    Not too bad Wandered a bit here a and theatre but generally tried to keep to the point. It is a good general outline on the subject

  11. 4 out of 5

    Richard Allen

    Mussolini Too short. I would have preferred much more detail about his life and family tree. The author did a good job overall.

  12. 5 out of 5

    joel wise

    A very good book about Mussolini.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Abhishek Prakash

    A concise history of Mussolini. Well written and takes one through the rise and fall of Mussolini. Informative read.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Bruce

    Interesting biography; however, there must be a lot more to Mussolini s story!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Harley Ingles

    Great read I learned more about Mussolini in an hour than what was written in the history books. I absolutely loved this book.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Khushboo

    Serves its purpose. One star struck for a factual error noticed.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Peter Birchenall

    Not bad. Quick easy reading. Nothing that hadn't been said before about Mussolini. Probably 9th grade level of information. Good for supplemental information on Mussolini Not bad. Quick easy reading. Nothing that hadn't been said before about Mussolini. Probably 9th grade level of information. Good for supplemental information on Mussolini

  18. 4 out of 5

    Mark Laufenberg

    This book is a short overview of the life of the Italian dictator in the genre of history books that were meant to be read within an hour. There are several other authors of short histories and biographies who highlight the main points but don't delve too deeply. In reading reviews of some of these books, I'm always surprised at the number of people who buy a 40-60 page book and then give it a bad review because they were hoping to read an in-depth and very detailed account of the person or subj This book is a short overview of the life of the Italian dictator in the genre of history books that were meant to be read within an hour. There are several other authors of short histories and biographies who highlight the main points but don't delve too deeply. In reading reviews of some of these books, I'm always surprised at the number of people who buy a 40-60 page book and then give it a bad review because they were hoping to read an in-depth and very detailed account of the person or subject. It begins with Mussolini's early life in poverty with a blacksmith father, a socialist who had very strong political opinions. After completing school, he spent some time in Switzerland where he ended up homeless and begging in the streets. He eventually found work at a local newspaper where his life as a revolutionary and insurrectionist began. His stirring up of trouble led to his deportation back to Italy where he continued to write socialist views for a number of newspapers. Throughout his life he would go from socialism, to Marxism and then to Fascism and this waffling was a trait that would also define him as a dictator. In his military service on the front lines in the Swiss Alps in World War I his injuries and illnesses almost took his life. After the war, he went right back to writing for newspapers and resumed his life as a revolutionary that would eventually begin his rise to power. While being defeated in his first couple of elections, he was undaunted and eventually moved up through the ranks of his Fascist party. It was his march on Rome that gained him the appointment of prime minister and he eventually seized power of Italy. A younger Adolf Hitler would later follow this blueprint to seize control of Germany. As dictator, Mussolini had political opponents as well as anyone else who opposed him murdered. In putting down a conflict with Libya, over 80,000 Libyans were killed and many others sent to concentration camps. He later ordered an invasion of Ethiopia where it is estimated that 8% of the population was decimated. Mussolini allied with Hitler in World War II, but his waffling and indecision making led to several Italian defeats, the loss of many soldiers and Mussolini's capture. Hitler's forces rescued Mussolini and Hitler installed him as puppet dictator. When Mussolini attempted to flee to Switzerland, he was captured by communists. He and his mistress were put to death and their bodies disgraced and degraded by the people of Milan. The book covers much more information than this and I can't vouch for how accurate it is as I haven't done any further research. However, I do believe that the book accomplishes its purpose in covering an overview of Mussolini's life. I would recommend it to people who are looking for a short biographical read of Italy's famous dictator. If you want a more in depth and detailed biography you'll need to look elsewhere.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Molly

    Actually blown away by this the second time round. it's a powerful little missive on the life of a very dangerous man. considering the times we live in now, it's important to read books like this to be better informed. Actually blown away by this the second time round. it's a powerful little missive on the life of a very dangerous man. considering the times we live in now, it's important to read books like this to be better informed.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Varun

  21. 5 out of 5

    Constance

  22. 5 out of 5

    DM

  23. 4 out of 5

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  24. 4 out of 5

    Paulina Parzych

  25. 5 out of 5

    Brolie

  26. 4 out of 5

    atik shah

  27. 5 out of 5

    Justin

  28. 4 out of 5

    J Bel

  29. 4 out of 5

    LENARD

  30. 5 out of 5

    Arif Majed

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