Storia del fascismo (History of fascism)

Emilio Gentile, Laterza.

In this work of over 1300 pages, Gentile has poured results and materials of over forty years of research on every aspect of the movement and then of the fascist regime. In many respects, it is the most complete work existing on the genesis and development of the dictatorship, on the construction of the totalitarian apparatus, on the metamorphosis of the militia party and on its complex relations with the dictator, and finally on the demise of the regime with the choice of a war already lost in departure and with the final parable of the puppet state of the RSI.