Dictators a novel by Brian Glanville

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Published by Smaller Sky Books in Oxford, England .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Toscanini, Arturo, -- 1867-1957 -- Fiction.,
  • Mussolini, Benito, -- 1883-1945 -- Fiction.,
  • Italy -- History -- 1922-1945 -- Fiction.

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Book details

Statementby Brian Glanville.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6057.L28 D53 2000x
The Physical Object
Pagination280 p. ;
Number of Pages280
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22048473M
ISBN 101903100038
OCLC/WorldCa47791596

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The Dictator Pope: The Inside Story of the Francis Papacy (Italian: Il papa dittatore) is a biography of Pope Francis authored by the Anglo–French historian H. Sire under the pseudonym "Marcantonio Colonna" (the name of a Catholic admiral who fought at the Battle of Lepanto).Published initially in Italian, and later in English, the book takes a highly critical view of Pope Francis and Author: H.

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If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that the. A dictator is a political leader who possesses absolute power.A dictatorship is a state ruled by one dictator or by a small clique.

The word originated as the title of a magistrate in the Roman Republic appointed by the Senate to rule the republic in times of emergency (see Roman dictator and justitium).

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He’s been dismissed as a buffoon, a small-time tyrant who ruled in the shadow of Hitler and Stalin. But in the world of twentieth century dictators, Benito Mussolini was a pioneer.

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