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Summary: On the day of a huge rally celebrating Hitler's visit to Rome, which underscored the infamous alliance between the Nazis and Mussolini's fascist regime, a brief encounter between a weary housewife and a radio announcer unfolds into an intimate drama.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Lutes, Jason

Summary: "The third and final act of Jason Lutes's historical fiction about the Weimar Republic begins with Hitler arriving in Berlin. With the National Socialist party now controlling Parliament, the citizenry becomes even more divided. Lutes steps back from the larger political upheaval, using the intertwining lives of a small group of Germans to zero in on the rise of fascism and how swiftly it can...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Drawn & Quarterly 2018

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 LUT

Summary: A rising young follower of Mussolini must assassinate his former professor, now in political exile, to demonstrate his loyalty to the Fascist state.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2006

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN CON

Moorehead, Caroline

Summary: Mussolini was not only ruthless- he was subtle and manipulative. Black-shirted thugs did his dirty work for him- arson, murder, destruction of homes and offices, bribes, intimidation and the forcible administration of castor oil. His opponents - including editors, publishers, union representatives, lawyers and judges - were beaten into submission. But the tide turned in 1924 when his assassins...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 MOO

Bosworth, R. J. B.

Summary: An evaluation of Italy's notorious Fascist period under dictator Benito Mussolini considers its violence and demands for obedience, noting how it served as a model for other twentieth-century dictatorships while arguing that the nation's largely undeveloped country and tribal family structures helped Italians to devise creative survival and resistance methods.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 945.091 BOS

Bosworth, R. J. B.

Summary: In 1945, disguised in German greatcoat and helmet, Mussolini attempted to escape from the advancing Allied armies. Unfortunately for him, the convoy of which he was part was stopped by partisans and his features, made so familiar by Fascist propaganda, gave him away. Within 24 hours he was executed by his captors, joining those he sent early to their graves as an outcome of his tyranny, at...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arnold 2002

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 MUS

Kertzer, David I.

Summary: Analyzes the relationship between Pius XI and the notorious Italian dictator, tracing how after coming into power in the same year they forged covert ties to one another to consolidate power and pursue political goals.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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Sigmund, Anna Maria.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: NDE Pub. 2000

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 943.086 Sigmund

Summary: This drama is set in Italy in 1938, when Mussolini's anti-Semetic edicts began to isolate the Jews from their communities. Among them were the Finzi-Continis, an aristocratic Jewish family forced for the first time to acknowledge the world beyond its fenced garden.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Video 2001

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN GAR

Summary: He was the world’s first Fascist dictator, a man with grandiose visions of restoring the Roman Empire. His exaltation of violence inspired Hitler. And yet, in the 1920s, world leaders were full of praise for Benito Mussolini and his anti-Communist stance. This program examines the rise of Italian Fascism - from its roots in Italy’s humiliating loss in the WWI battle of Caporetto to the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Axelrod, Alan

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alpha 2001

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 MUS

Brown, Frederick

Summary: "From acclaimed biographer and cultural historian, author of For the Soul of France ("Masterful history...hard to put down."-Henry Kissinger); Zola ("Magnificent." --The New Yorker); andFlaubert ("Impeccable."-James Wood, cover, The New York Times Book Review)-a brilliant reconsideration of the events and the political, social, and religious movements that led to France's embrace of Fascism and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 944.081 BRO

Elson, Robert T.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Time-Life Books 1976

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 940.53 WOR

Moseley, Ray

Contents: The last spectator -- After the fall -- Birth of the Salò republic -- The fate of the Roman Jews -- Mussolini and Claretta -- A most unhappy family -- Galeazzo Ciano and Edda -- Troubles on all fronts -- The Partisan war develops -- Il duce and the Jews -- The liberation of Rome -- A terrible summer -- More atrocities, greater despair -- "I have ruined Italy" -- The secret negotiations -- In...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Taylor Trade Pub. 2004

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 MUS

Ricks, Thomas E.

Summary: A "dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, with a focus on the pivotal years from the mid-1930s through the 1940s, when their farsighted vision and inspired action in the face of the threat of fascism and communism helped preserve democracy for the world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 RIC

Riemen, Rob

Summary: An international bestseller, To Fight Against This Age consists of two beautifully written, cogent, and urgent essays about the rise of fascism and the ways in which we can combat it. In “The Eternal Return of Fascism,” Rob Riemen explores the theoretical weakness of fascism, which depends on a politics of resentment, the incitement of anger and fear, xenophobia, the need for scapegoats, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.5 RIE

Ringo, John

Summary: Edmund Talbot and Herzer Herrick are sent to the Southern Isles to enlist the aid of the mer-folk--people who had altered their bodies into the shape of mythical sea dwellers--in the battle against the fascist dictators of New Destiny.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Baen Pub. 2004

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1 available in Adult, Call number: SF RIN

Wick, Steve.

Summary: "When William L. Shirer agreed to start up the Berlin bureau of Edward R. Murrow's CBS News in the 1930s, he quickly became both the most trusted and most determined reporter in all of Europe. He did not fall for the Nazi propaganda, as some of his esteemed colleagues did, and fought against both Nazi censorship and American disdain for his relentless tactics. He warned of the consequences if...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Palgrave Macmillan 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 WIC

Adams, Henry Hitch

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Time-Life Books 1982

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 940.53 WOR

Albright, Madeleine Korbel

Summary: The former U.S. secretary of state presents a timely, considered, and personal look at the history and current resurgence of fascism and the virulent threat it poses to international freedom, prosperity, and peace.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 320.5 ALB

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 320.53 ALB

Eatwell, Roger.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Allen Lane 1996

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 320.533 EAT

Huston, James W.

Summary: The Blood Flag was last seen on October 18, 1944, when Heinrich Himmler displayed it proudly as he commissioned the Volkssturm, the Nazi Party's new militia created to avert the certain defeat that awaited Germany. Hitler believed the Blood Flag, Blutfahne, carried sacred powers. It held the blood of the first Nazi martyrs, those killed in the Beer Hall Putsch in Munich in 1923, when Hitler...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio, Inc. 2016

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Marrs, Jim.

Contents: The escape of Adolf Hitler -- A definition of terms -- Communism vs. National Socialism -- 1. THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE THIRD REICH. A New Reich begins -- The strange case of Rudolf Hess -- Nazi wonder weapons -- A treasure trove -- The writing on the wall -- II. THE REICH CONSOLIDATES. The Ratlines -- Project paperclip and the space race -- Nazi mind control -- Business as usual -- Kennedy and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperLuxe 2008

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 320.53 MAR

Zimmerman, William

Summary: "When the Soviet Union collapsed, many hoped that Russia's centuries-long history of autocratic rule might finally end. Yet today's Russia appears to be retreating from democracy, not progressing toward it. Ruling Russia is the only book of its kind to trace the history of modern Russian politics from the Bolshevik Revolution to the presidency of Vladimir Putin. It examines the complex...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton Univ Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 320.947 ZIM