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Il Duce and His Women


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Roberto Olla is an award-winning writer and TV journalist. He has produced a number of internationally acclaimed history documentaries, including The Last Godfathers and Emigrants. His other books include More Cherries, Please, Uncle, Combat Film and The Non-Persons: Italians in the Holocaust.


Intriguing account of Mussolini's private life. * The Sunday Times *
An engrossing book... a fine psychological study. * The Spectator *
The novelty of this book is its bringing together of the facts and the myths through Mussolini's passion for women. * The Independent *
Interspersed with vividly described anecdotes and scenes. * The Erotic Review *
This book offers an entertaining and informative account of [the Mussolini] myth. * The Tablet *
Roberto Olla's book is an illuminating biography... a rich and vivid portrait of Benito Mussolini. * The National *
A spicy tale. As an experienced journalist, Olla writes [Mussolini's] life with pace and zest. * TLS *
In this well-written book [Olla] has produced a vivid and absorbing description of Mussolini, which gets close to the nature of who "Il Duce" was, and curiously who he wasn't. * The Regency Magazine *
Written in a lively manner * The Regency Magazine *
A well-done and timely work. * Booklist *
Olla provides an absorbing account of Mussolini's self-proclaimed manful potency and 'animal allure'. -- Ian Thomson * The Guardian *

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