My Fault

Mussolini as I Knew Him

Margherita Sarfatti

My Fault reveals Mussolini as anxiety-ridden, often fearful, yet possessing political genius and hungering for power and fame. He skillfully maneuvered his way to the head of the Italian government, then imposed a new form of tyranny that Margherita Sarfatti and he had conceived: Fascism.
Publication date:
April 2015
Publisher :
Enigma Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
Photographs
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9781936274390
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£17.99
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Overview
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• First English Edition!The Unpublished Memoir of Mussolini's Longtime Lover With new revelations about the Fascist period

In the summer of 1938 Mussolinis former adviser and lover, Margherita Sarfatti, first spoke of writing a highly revealing biography of the dictator. The Fascist regime had begun trumpeting vicious anti-Semitic propaganda and Sarfatti, herself of Jewish ethnicity, was issuing an implicit warningif Mussolini allied with Hitler and adopted Nazi-like ideology, she would reveal the Duces decades-long intimate partnership with a Jew. That November, just before Mussolini imposed harsh restrictions on Italys Jews, Sarfatti escaped into Switzerland. She would spend the next nine years in exile where she would write her personal memoir of Mussolini. My Fault reveals Mussolini as anxiety-ridden, often fearful, yet possessing political genius and hungering for power and fame. He skillfully maneuvered his way to the head of the Italian government, then imposed a new form of tyranny that Margherita Sarfatti and he had conceived: Fascism. This edition, compiled from several English-language manuscripts and a Spanish serialization published in an obscure Argentine newspaper, presents the man hidden behind the façade erected by Fascist propaganda. My Fault shows Mussolini as riddled with disease; sexually manic; boastful; vindictive; and cunning yet deeply insecure. No one but Sarfatti could present such candid first-hand observations of the dictator and his associates.