Author(s): Christopher Duggan
"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. WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE"
An exceptionally original exploration into the ideology of Fascism from its conception through to its abiding legacy. WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE
"An elegantly written study that is the work of a historian at the height of his powers" History Today
Christopher Duggan is Professor of Italian History at Reading University. He has written several books on modern Italian history, including History of Sicily, with M. I. Finley and D. Mack Smith, Fascism and the Mafia, A concise history of Italy and Francesco Crispi: From Nation to Nationalism. His most recent book is The Force of Destiny: a History of Italy Since 1796.