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The Resource Claretta : Mussolini's last lover, R.J.B. Bosworth

Claretta : Mussolini's last lover, R.J.B. Bosworth

Label
Claretta : Mussolini's last lover
Title
Claretta
Title remainder
Mussolini's last lover
Statement of responsibility
R.J.B. Bosworth
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Few deaths are as gruesome and infamous as those of Benito Mussolini, Italy's fascist dictator, and Claretta (or Clara) Petacci, his much-younger lover. Shot dead by Italian partisans after attempting to flee the country in 1945, the couple's bodies were then hanged upside down in Milan's main square in ignominious public display. This provocative book is the first to mine Clara's extensive diaries, family correspondence, and other sources to discover how the last in Mussolini's long line of lovers became his intimate and how she came to her violent fate at his side. R.J.B. Bosworth explores the social climbing of Claretta's family, her naive and self-interested commitment to fascism, her diary's graphically detailed accounts of sexual life with Mussolini, and much more. Brimful of new and arresting information, the book sheds intimate light not only on an ordinary-extraordinary woman living at the heart of Italy's totalitarian fascist state but also on Mussolini himself"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bosworth, R. J. B
Dewey number
  • 945.091092
  • B
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DG575.P455
LC item number
B78 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Petacci, Clara
  • Petacci, Clara
  • Mussolini, Benito
  • Mistresses
  • Women fascists
  • Italy
Label
Claretta : Mussolini's last lover, R.J.B. Bosworth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Ghosts, diaries and a dictator's lover -- Sex and the coming dictator -- A dictator's distractions : his Muse and other bedfellows, 1922-36 -- And so...pause...to bed : Predatory Dictator meets Catholic Girl, 1932-7 -- Sex, love and jealousy : politics and the family, 1937-40 -- Warring in public and private life, 1941-3 -- The winter of a patriarch and his Ducessa -- Death in the afternoon -- Conclusion: A diarist's tale
Control code
19311491
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300214277
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2016044930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Claretta : Mussolini's last lover, R.J.B. Bosworth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Ghosts, diaries and a dictator's lover -- Sex and the coming dictator -- A dictator's distractions : his Muse and other bedfellows, 1922-36 -- And so...pause...to bed : Predatory Dictator meets Catholic Girl, 1932-7 -- Sex, love and jealousy : politics and the family, 1937-40 -- Warring in public and private life, 1941-3 -- The winter of a patriarch and his Ducessa -- Death in the afternoon -- Conclusion: A diarist's tale
Control code
19311491
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300214277
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2016044930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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