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Italian and Italian American Studies

Mussolini and the Salò Republic, 1943–1945

The Failure of a Puppet Regime

Authors: Burgwyn, H.

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  • Offers in-depth analysis of the history and political structure of the Italian Social Republic 
  • Weaves together portraits of the regime’s key players through its rise and fall
  • Appeals to scholars of Italian history, twentieth-century European history, and World War II
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This book is a long overdue in-depth study of the Italian Social Republic. Set up in 1943 by Hitler in the town of Salò on Lake Garda and ruled by Mussolini, this makeshift government was a last-ditch effort to ensure the survival of Fascism, ending with the murder of Mussolini by partisans in 1945. The RSI was a loosely organized regime made up of professed patriots, apostles of law and order, and rogue militias who committed atrocities against presumed and real enemies. H. James Burgwyn narrates the history of the RSI, with vivid portraits of key figures and thoughtful analysis of how radical fascists managed to take the Salò regime from a dictatorship in Italy to a Continental nazifascismo, hand in hand with the Third Reich. This book stands as an essential bookend to the life of Mussolini, with new insights into the man who duped the Italian people and provoked a war that ended in catastrophic defeat.

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H. James Burgwyn is Professor Emeritus of History at West Chester University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mussolini and the Salò Republic, 1943–1945
Book Subtitle
The Failure of a Puppet Regime
Authors
Series Title
Italian and Italian American Studies
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76189-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76189-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76188-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09425-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 361
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