Mussolini's War: Fascist Italy from Triumph to Collapse: 1935-1943

John Gooch (Author)

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$35.00  $32.20
Pegasus Books
Publish Date
December 01, 2020
5.9 X 9.1 X 2.0 inches | 1.54 pounds

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About the Author

John Gooch is one of the world's leading writers on Italy and the two world wars. His books include Mussolini and His Generals and The Italian Army and the First World War. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Leeds. In 2010 the President of Italy appointed him Cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella della Solidarieta' Italiana. John lives in England.


Praise for John Gooch's The Italian Army and the First World War:
"This is the book which we have been waiting for. A proper history of the Italian army in the First World War. Written by a scholar who knows the archives, but in English for those who don't, it will be the standard work for the foreseeable future."--Professor Hew Strachan, The University of Oxford
"How Italy fought the First World War is a little-known but deeply tragic tale of political mismanagement, military malpractice, and doomed valor, told by John Gooch with characteristic skill and erudition."--Professor Macgregor Knox, London School of Economics and Political Science
"Provides a sober and scholarly analysis of the Italian war that may counter many of the current anniversary outpourings with their fixation on the Western Front. Unquestionably the fullest account of how Liberal Italy fought its war--a desperate struggle which, it is always worth remembering, provoked at least fifty percent more deaths than did the Nazi-Fascist conflict of 1940-45."--R. J. B. Bosworth "The English Historical Review "
"John Gooch synthesizes a vast range of material with concision, ranging from the causes and origins of Italian intervention into the war through to its social and political legacies, though the strongest sections are those on the war years themselves, where the analysis relies on extensive original research."--Vanda Wilcox "War in History Magazine "